April 30, 2018

Barbara Fornasiero
EAFocus, Inc.

Ann Arbor, Mich. — Jon Beaupré, a shareholder in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., presented “Navigating International Trade Commission (ITC) Investigations” at the 2018 Ningbo IP International High Level Congress on March 29 at the Sheraton Ningbo East Haven Hotel in China. The event was sponsored by the Ningbo Science and Technology Office which helps implement science and technology laws and regulations, guidelines, and policies legislated in China. 

The 2018 Ningbo IP International High Level Congress convened attorneys from the United States, Europe and China to discuss a variety of legal issues including Chinese national network security law, ITC investigations, risks of overseas merger and IPO of Chinese Enterprises, international arbitration strategy of Chinese Enterprises, risk of merger and IPO of Chinese Enterprises in Southeast Asia, case analysis of network infringement in many countries, and legal matters for foreign trade enterprises in China.

At the congress, Beaupré discussed District Court litigation versus ITC litigation in the United States, expanding on ITC unfair trade practice cases (Section 337) with a detailed analysis using statistics and trends, a timeline and description of each phase of the case, and best practices. Additionally, Beaupré looked at other types of ITC investigations, including the U.S. Antidumping/Countervailing cases and Safeguard Investigations.

At Brinks, Beaupré’s practice includes all areas of intellectual property litigation, including patent litigation, trademark and false advertising disputes, and trade secret and unfair competition litigation. Beaupré also counsels clients on intellectual asset management and prepares agreements and licenses. He 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.

In June 2017, Beaupré presented before the IP Office of Changzhou and Changzhou Bureau of Commerce, in Changzhou, Jiangsu, China, and traveled to Beijing to participate in the ninth China-U.S. Intellectual Property Comparative Mock Trial at China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) training center, which was organized by The John Marshall Law School and sponsored by Brinks.

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