Jeffery B. Lesperance

Associate

Jeffery Baron Lesperance is an experienced intellectual property attorney who has obtained patent and trademark protection for clients in a variety of fields, including electronics, transportation, medical device and consumer product industries.  He has prosecuted patent and trademark applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and has assisted clients in obtaining international patent protection in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.  Jeffery also has extensive experience as an automotive engineer with an original equipment manufacturer and Tier 1 suppliers, both as a test engineer and a product/design engineer for a number of automotive components. He regularly counsels clients on patents, trademarks, trade secrets and portfolio management. Jeffery holds US and Canadian citizenships.

Education & Credentials

Education

Lawrence Technological University

B.S., Mechanical Engineering , 1996

Central Michigan University

M.S., International Administration , 1998

Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School

J.D., 2002

Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School

LL.M., Intellectual Property Law, 2005

Lawrence Technological University

M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2014

Bar Admission

  • Michigan
  • Ontario

Court Admissions

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Eastern District of Michigan
  • Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Publications/Presentations

  • "Recycling Innovation: Old Patents Offer New Value," Industry Week (January 2019)
  • "Steps to Protect American IP from China," Industry Week (September 2018)
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