SOUTHFIELD, MI – Brooks Kushman Shareholder John LeRoy was featured in IAM's May 11, 2018 article, "Communications woes, payment problems, German injunctions and more from IAM's IP Auto USA event." The article focuses on IAM's recent conference that brought together senior figures, including those from OEMs, companies throughout the supply chain, the tech industry, prominent licensors and the advisory community to discuss IP trends impacting the tech world.
LeRoy spoke on a panel at the event focused on IP trends patent defense strategies, and patent licensing including standard essential patents and “FRAND licensing.” The panel also covered how the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) impacts litigation strategies, United States and global litigation trends, trends in technology licensing and the need for standards, updates on standard-essential licensing and FRAND, the use of defensive platforms for protection, and the view of the patent landscape from Europe and Asia.
LeRoy is recognized for his IP management strategies and work in the courtroom. He leverages his electrical engineering and legal background to create efficient solutions to complex legal issues in the computer industry. He also started the firm’s Open Source Software Compliance practice, and has been working with corporations to navigate the proper use of open source software in today’s products. With respect to SEP/FRAND licensing, John works with automotive OEMs and suppliers to address licensing standard essential patents for wireless communication technology.
The full article can be found on IAM's website here.