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Brinks Gilson & Lione Announces Additions to its Ann Arbor Office
August 21, 2012

ANN ARBOR – Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., announces that Robert D. Shereda, Ph.D. and Nicholas J. Angelocci have joined the Ann Arbor office and Jon H. Beaupré, a shareholder in the firm, has transferred to Ann Arbor from Brinks’ Chicago office.

Mr. Beaupré’s practice focuses on litigation in U.S. District Courts and the International Trade Commission, including actions involving patents, trademarks, unfair competition, trade secrets and contracts. He has a background in mechanical engineering and has experience in the fields of medical devices, wireless technology, software technology, business methods and industrial mechanical devices. Mr. Beaupré also prepares and prosecutes patents, manages patent portfolios and counsels clients regarding various patent issues. He holds a J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin Law School and a B.S., cum laude, in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Robert Shereda is a scientific advisor in the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Chemical practice groups at Brinks and prepares and prosecutes patent applications, writes opinions and conducts freedom to operate studies relating to a wide range of pharmaceutical and chemical arts. Prior to joining Brinks, he was a technical services scientist at Promega Corporation in Madison, Wisconsin and also served as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Division of Medical Oncology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Shereda holds a Ph.D. in Biomolecular Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin and a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Michigan.

Nicholas Angelocci focuses his practice on patent prosecution and litigation in the mechanical arts. Immediately prior to joining Brinks, he had been an associate attorney at Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery in Chicago. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Angelocci was a structural engineer at Boeing Satellite Systems. He also interned for General Motors Corporation, Magna and Lear Corporation. Mr. Angelocci holds a law degree, summa cum laude, from DePaul University College of Law, Order of the Coif, and a B.S.E. magna cum laude in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Brinks Gilson & Lione
Brinks has over 140 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 lawyers provide expertise in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law. The Brinks team includes lawyers with bachelors and advanced degrees in all fields of technology and science. In addition to Ann Arbor, Brinks has offices in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Research Triangle Park, Salt Lake City and Indianapolis. More information is available at www.brinksgilson.com.