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Almeda to Serve as School Board Official for Central Michigan University's Summit Academy Charter School
January 09, 2013

ANN ARBOR – Lawrence G. (L.G.) Almeda, a shareholder in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., was appointed by the Trustees of Central Michigan University to serve as a school board member for Summit Academy in Flat Rock, Michigan. The school is operated by The Governor John Engler Center for Charter Schools at Central Michigan University.

Mr. Almeda is Chair of the Brazil Task Force and the Nanotechnology Group at Brinks and focuses his practice on patent opinions and prosecution in the medical, chemical, nanotechnology and mechanical arts, with an emphasis on medical devices, nanomaterials, micro and nanodevices, petroleum and chemical processes, polymers, fuel cells, hybrid engines and polycarbonate glazing systems. He has significant experience in counseling clients on patent infringement and validity evaluations.

CMU is a state and national leader in charter school authorizing, with 18 years of experience launching, supporting and overseeing charter public schools. CMU currently authorizes 59 schools serving more than 30,000 students in the state. Learn more at

Brinks Gilson & Lione
Brinks has more than160 attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents who specialize in intellectual property, making it one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S. Clients around the world use Brinks to help them identify, protect, manage and enforce their intellectual property. Brinks attorneys provide expertise in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law. The Brinks team includes attorneys with bachelors and advanced degrees in all fields of technology and science. In addition to Ann Arbor, Brinks has offices in Detroit, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Research Triangle Park, Salt Lake City and Indianapolis. More information is available at

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