After a fast-track start to his litigation career, including extensive oral and written advocacy experience at an early age, Jon Beaupré has earned the reputation as a “rising star” among IP litigators. In recent years, Jon has also become a leader in the relatively new practice area of post-grant patent trials.
Jon’s practice includes all areas of intellectual property litigation, including patent litigation, trademark and false advertising disputes, and trade secret and unfair competition litigation. He also counsels clients on intellectual asset management and prepares agreements and licenses. Jon practices in a wide array of forums, including federal courts, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, the International Trade Commission, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
With a background in as a background in mechanical engineering, Jon has experience in the fields of medical devices, wireless technology, software technology, business methods, and industrial mechanical devices.
Jon’s role as co-chair of the firm’s Post-Grant Patent Practice Group demonstrates his leadership in this burgeoning area of law. In late 2012 Congress enacted the America Invents Act and created new types of proceedings through which petitioners could challenge the validity of patents through “AIA trials” at the Patent and Trademark Office. Jon was lead counsel in several of the first petitions filed and has continued to serve at the forefront of this quickly-expanding practice area.
Because he takes the time to form deep bonds with clients and immerses himself in their business, Jon is able to serve as an integral member of strategy teams and help his clients avoid or quickly resolve controversies. He strives for creative solutions to help his clients’ business run more smoothly and successfully.