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Dan Hoovler Joins Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione
October 09, 2012

ANN ARBOR – Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., is pleased to announce that Daniel R. Hoovler has joined the Ann Arbor office as an associate attorney.

At Brinks, Mr. Hoovler will focus his practice on patent prosecution in the mechanical, automotive, manufacturing and electrical arts. During law school, he had an externship with MSU Technologies in East Lansing and also worked as a project engineer and engineering consultant for Hoovler Enterprises in Rockford, Michigan. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Hoovler was a lead project engineer at Perceptron, Inc. in Plymouth, Michigan. He also worked in manufacturing engineering at Blackmer in Grand Rapids.

Mr. Hoovler received his law degree from the Michigan State University College of Law in 2012. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Grand Valley State University and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, also at Grand Valley, to further expand his ability to support intellectual property work in electrical technologies.

This is the third hire for the Ann Arbor office in the last four months. Over the summer, Robert D. Shereda, Ph.D. joined the office as a scientific advisor and Nicholas J. Angelocci joined as an associate attorney. Additionally, Jon H. Beaupré, a shareholder in the firm, transferred to Ann Arbor from Brinks’ Chicago office.

Brinks Gilson & Lione
Brinks has more than 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. Brinks has offices in Ann Arbor, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Research Triangle Park, Salt Lake City and Indianapolis. More information is available at