Bob Tuttle

Robert C.J. Tuttle

Shareholder

Michigan OfficeP (248) 226-2731

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Overview

At Brooks Kushman, Bob Tuttle is known for his razor-sharp legal mind, his close relationships with clients and the business community, and his near-photographic memory. These traits make him one of the firm's key litigators.In conducting litigation, Bob makes it his priority to carefully understand... see more >

At Brooks Kushman, Bob Tuttle is known for his razor-sharp legal mind, his close relationships with clients and the business community, and his near-photographic memory. These traits make him one of the firm's key litigators.

In conducting litigation, Bob makes it his priority to carefully understand the dispute and his client's business objectives, and to determine how to achieve those objectives in the most efficient manner. His familiarity and facility with the applicable case law, statutes, rules, and regulations allow him to devise highly creative strategies to meet clients' goals.

Bob also believes in the importance of close client involvement in litigation. He is in very frequent contact with clients, to keep them apprised of the progress of their matters and invite them to participate in strategy and decision-making.

Before joining Brooks Kushman in 1984, Bob was patent and trademark counsel for the former American Motors Corporation. Having worked as in-house counsel gives Bob an inside track on how corporate clients operate, what corporations need, and how best to satisfy them.

Bob has also built up and maintained a wide variety of working relationships with people in the Detroit automotive industry. These relationships can often be brought into play to benefit firm clients when a dispute arises within this sector.

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Education

J.D., Wayne State University

B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan

I.E.E. International Electronics & Engineering, S.A. and IEE Sensing, Inc.  v. TK Holdings Inc. and Takata-Petri A.G., Case No. 10-cv-13487 (E.D. Michigan 2015) – Successfully defended IEE companies in patent infringement suit relating to capacitive occupant sensors. Obtained summary judgment of non-infringement of four patents asserted against IEE. Case concluded in a favorable settlement for our client in the amount of $1.1 Million. 

State Bar of Michigan, Intellectual Property Law Section (former chair)

Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association (president 1985-1986)

"Michigan Litigator of the Year," Managing Intellectual Property, 2013

"IP Star," Managing Intellectual Property, 2013 - 2015

Michigan Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property, 2008-2009, 2014-2015

"Top Lawyer,” DBusiness Magazine, 2016

  • Brooks Kushman Attorneys Named “IP Stars” by Managing IP
    Monday, May 11, 2015

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce five of the firm’s shareholders have been named “IP Stars” by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine. This comprehensive guide to leading intellectual property (IP) firms and lawyers covers more than 80 countries.Brooks Kushman attorneys recognized as IP Stars by the publication are...

  • Sixteen Brooks Kushman Attorneys Named 2014 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
    Monday, September 08, 2014

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is proud to announce that several of the firm`s attorneys have been named to the 2014 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list for their work in intellectual property law. The annual listing honors outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a...

  • Brooks Kushman, four attorneys named ‘IP Stars' by Managing IP
    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - Brooks Kushman, intellectual property and technology law firm, is one of the few firms in Michigan that have been named a “Highly Recommended” intellectual property law firm by Managing Intellectual Property. This list is a comprehensive guide to leading IP firms and lawyers, covering more than 80...

  • Four Brooks Kushman Shareholders Named 2013 Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars
    Wednesday, September 04, 2013

    Firm also recognized as a “highly recommended” Michigan IP law firmSOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Four Brooks Kushman P.C. Shareholders have been honored as Michigan IP Stars for 2013 by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. Firm President Mark A. Cantor and shareholders Frank A. Angileri, Elizabeth F. Janda and Robert C.J. Tuttle were named...

  • Brooks Kushman Win Makes LexisNexis' Top 10 Trademark Victories
    Thursday, February 16, 2012

    LexisNexisThe Copyright & Trademark Law Community Staff at LexisNexis, have ranked Brooks Kushman's win on behalf of client, Double L, Inc., number two on the "Top 10 Trademark Cases for the Month of January 2012."  The lawsuit was Lucky's Detroit, LLC v. Double L, Inc., Case No. 09-14622, U.S. District Court...

  • Brooks Kushman Successfully Defends “LUCKY'S” Trademarks for Client Double L Inc.
    Wednesday, February 15, 2012

    Southfield, Mich., February 15, 2012 – Michigan intellectual property law firm Brooks Kushman P.C. successfully protected the “LUCKY`S” trademarks owned and registered by client Double L Inc., which operates five restaurants throughout Michigan under its “LUCKY`S” trademarks, in litigation brought by Lucky`s Detroit, LLC, over use of the “LUCKY`S” brand...

  • Brooks Kushman Successfully Defends Cleveland Die & Manufacturing Co. in Patent Suit
    Wednesday, April 13, 2011

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 13, 2011 – On March 30, 2011, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the grant of summary judgment of non-infringement of two patents asserted against Brooks Kushman clients, Cleveland Die and Manufacturing, Inc. and Cleveland Die of Mexico.  Brooks Kushman attorneys, Robert...

  • False Patent Marking: Will Your Company be Sued Next?
    Thursday, September 02, 2010

    Patent attorneys, John Nemazi and Robert Tuttle at Brooks Kushman provide business owners with proactive steps to avoid false marking litigation.False Patent Marking: Will Your Company be Sued Next?In 2007, a seemingly random patent attorney sued the Solo Cup Company for over $10 trillion, and he wasn`t totally crazy to...

  • Avoiding Intent In A False Patent Marking Action
    Wednesday, July 21, 2010

    Brooks Kushman Patent attorneys, John Nemazi and Robert Tuttle discuss the recent increases in false patent marking cases and how to prevent your company from being sued.Avoiding Intent In A False Patent Marking ActionThe false marking statute, 35 U.S.C. § 292, which has been in place in its current form...

  • Six Brooks Kushman Lawyers Named to 2009 Super Lawyers List; Two Up-and-Coming Lawyers Named Rising Stars
    Thursday, October 08, 2009

    Six lawyers from Brooks Kushman P.C. have been named to the 2009 Super Lawyers list, more than any other Michigan firm in the intellectual property (IP) categories. The Super Lawyers list recognizes outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and...

  • Six Brooks Kushman Lawyers Named to 2008 Super Lawyers List; Five Up-and-Coming Attorneys Named Rising Stars
    Monday, September 22, 2008

    Six lawyers from the intellectual property (IP) law firm Brooks Kushman P.C. were named to the Super Lawyers list for 2008. Southfield, Mich.-based Brooks Kushman has more lawyers included in the IP categories of the 2008 Super Lawyers list than any other law firm in Michigan. The Super Lawyers list...

    • Brooks Kushman, four attorneys named ‘IP Stars' by Managing IP
      Tuesday, May 27, 2014

      SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - Brooks Kushman, intellectual property and technology law firm, is one of the few firms in Michigan that have been named a “Highly Recommended” intellectual property law firm by Managing Intellectual Property. This list is a comprehensive guide to leading IP firms and lawyers, covering more than 80...

    • Six Brooks Kushman Lawyers Named to 2009 Super Lawyers List; Two Up-and-Coming Lawyers Named Rising Stars
      Thursday, October 08, 2009

      Six lawyers from Brooks Kushman P.C. have been named to the 2009 Super Lawyers list, more than any other Michigan firm in the intellectual property (IP) categories. The Super Lawyers list recognizes outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and...

      • False Patent Marking: Will Your Company be Sued Next?
        Thursday, September 02, 2010

        Patent attorneys, John Nemazi and Robert Tuttle at Brooks Kushman provide business owners with proactive steps to avoid false marking litigation.False Patent Marking: Will Your Company be Sued Next?In 2007, a seemingly random patent attorney sued the Solo Cup Company for over $10 trillion, and he wasn`t totally crazy to...

      • Avoiding Intent In A False Patent Marking Action
        Wednesday, July 21, 2010

        Brooks Kushman Patent attorneys, John Nemazi and Robert Tuttle discuss the recent increases in false patent marking cases and how to prevent your company from being sued.Avoiding Intent In A False Patent Marking ActionThe false marking statute, 35 U.S.C. § 292, which has been in place in its current form...