J. Baron Lesperance

jblJ. Baron Lesperance has obtained patent and trademark protection for his 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.  He regularly counsels clients on patents, trademarks, trade secrets and portfolio management.  

Mr. Lesperance recently completed (2014) a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Lawrence Technological University (LTU) in order to better serve his clients with up-to-date knowledge about today’s technologies.   Mr. Lesperance also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering also from LTU, a Master of Science in International Administration from Central Michigan University, as well as Juris Doctor (JD) in Law and a Master of Laws (LLM) in Intellectual Property from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School.

Prior to and during law school, Mr. Lesperance was a test and design engineer for automotive seating at Lear Corporation.  He later moved to Robert Bosch Automotive, where he was an automotive lighting test engineer.  After a stint at Bosch, he moved to Hella Lighting Corporation, where he was a lighting product engineer.  His final automotive engineering position was at the Ford Motor Company.  

Mr. Lesperance is a registered patent attorney before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  Additionally, he is admitted to practice in Michigan and is a barrister and solicitor in Ontario, Canada.  He is also a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (US), and the Eastern District of Michigan (including Detroit).  Mr. Lesperance also holds US and Canadian citizenships.

Mr. Lesperance is a member of the American Intellectual Property Association (AIPLA), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), the Licensing Executives Society (LES), the International Trademark Association (INTA), and the French-American Chamber of Commerce (FACC).

In his spare time, Mr. Lesperance enjoys restoring classic automobiles, travel and playing ice hockey.

Publications:

Steps to Protect American IP From China (September 19, 2018) Industry Week

Recycling Innovations: Old Patents Offer New Value (January 04, 2019) Industry Week

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