In 1983, five intellectual property attorneys founded Brooks Kushman with a common vision – to create an intellectual property law firm devoted to delivering exceptional and timely client service.
Brooks Kushman has grown to more than 90 intellectual property professionals that handle clients’ intellectual property and business matters nationally and around the world. We attribute our growth to uncompromising commitment to our clients.
Our success is a direct result of reliance on four core values that guide, inspire, and help us serve our clients.
- Excellence – Every day, we strive to provide the best work product. Excellence is not a goal, it is a requirement.
- Passion – We are passionate about what we do. We love doing this for a living and welcome challenges with open arms and open minds.
- Integrity – At the heart of our practice is the recognition that every working relationship begins and ends with honesty and commitment.
- Collegiality – We pride ourselves on team work and collaboration. Not only do our attorneys work together as a team, but our clients are part of the team as well so we can understand the technology and business objectives.
We are EPIC to proudly serve our clients. Our commitment to these ideals have prompted inventors, small businesses, large corporations, universities and research institutions to rely on Brooks Kushman for their intellectual property counsel.
Our mission is to generate value for our clients businesses. This is accomplished through cutting edge intellectual property representation, supportive working relationships and the recognition that we must earn our reputation each and every day by delivering superior client service and results.
At the heart of our practice is the recognition that strong, personal relationships are essential to creating, sustaining, and nurturing our clients. We do not think of ourselves as just your intellectual property advisor, we are part of your team. Our clients may call any member of the team at any time to obtain a prompt and meaningful response.
We take great pride in our ability to provide this unparalleled level of service while helping our clients manage costs. We offer each client an individually tailored and highly efficient team of attorneys, agents and paralegals by considering all aspects of the client’s needs, size, technology, markets and goals. Our clients receive the personalization and responsiveness they deserve.
Brooks Kushman works closely with clients across the globe in the strategic development, branding, protection and enforcement of intellectual property portfolios. Our team of attorneys and agents bring extensive experience in a wide range of industries and technologies, including:
- Chemical & Biotechnology
- Construction/Home Improvement
- Consumer Products
- Electrical & Computer Technology
- Electronic Commerce
- Food and Beverage
- IT Services & Solutions
- Life Sciences
- Medical Device
- Mechanical & Industrial Manufacturing
We work with our clients around the world and, through the latest technologies, it’s like we are right next door.
At Brooks Kushman, we strive to help our clients enhance and protect their intellectual property and commercial interests. Our experienced attorneys and agents possess a variety of technical, branding and trial experience. We pride ourselves on our many academic and professional backgrounds and commitment to diversity.
We work with clients in a variety of industries and have extensive experience in counseling on:
- Patent litigation
- Trademark and copyright litigation
- Intellectual property licensing
- Post-issuance proceedings
- Open source compliance
We also work with our clients beyond the traditional intellectual property arena and help clients achieve their business objectives with additional services that include:
- Advising on the management of patent portfolios
- Formulating licensing strategies for patents and trademarks
- Developing joint venture agreements and technology transfers
- Drafting confidentiality, non-competition, and non-disclosure agreements
- Surveying the existing patent landscape and providing opinions
- Engineering design-around products to avoid existing patents
Our patent and trademark attorneys work with companies of all sizes and in various capacities to protect their brands and inventions around the globe. We work alongside our clients to develop robust portfolio strategies. When it comes to foreign filings, we have an established relationship with counsel throughout the world which allows us to be responsive and cost effective.
Our intellectual property litigation practice has an impressive success record in and out of the courtroom. We have tried hundreds of cases before juries and judges, in federal and state courts, administrative bodies such as the Patent and Trademark Office and the International Trade Commission (ITC), Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) and in a myriad of foreign tribunals. We have also successfully handled numerous appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and other federal and state appeals courts. Additionally, we have extensive experience in handling Post-Grant Reviews (PGRs) and Inter Parties Reviews (IPRs) before the PTAB.
Our attorneys have gained a reputation for developing lean, efficient processes and customized solutions to meet our clients’ evolving needs. Our attorneys, agents, and technical specialists are regularly recognized by our clients and peers for their services and the quality of work.
At Brooks Kushman, our attorneys take client service to another level. We make our clients’ needs our #1 priority. At all times, we remain responsive, professional and provide practical feedback. In fact, we often consider ourselves as an extension of our client’s team. We take an active approach in learning about your business goals/objectives and develop key IP strategies around those goals.
A centerpiece of our firm is the development of our client teams, who work very closely together to ensure that our client’s needs are being met at all times. Clients are able to call upon any member of our team to receive information regarding their portfolio.