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Case Studies

  • Monday, October 22, 2018

    Ameranth, Inc. v. Domino’s Pizza, Inc.

    On September 25, 2018, Brooks Kushman successfully obtained summary judgment of unpatentability of the last of four patents asserted in a case filed by Ameranth Inc. against client Domino’s Pizza, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.   The order ended a seven – year patent litigation brought against Domino’s and […]

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  • Thursday, August 9, 2018

    JTEKT Corp. v. GKN Automotive Ltd.

    On August 3, 2018, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals found in favor of Brooks Kushman’s client GKN Automotive Ltd. (GKN) on the issue of standing after Inter Partes Review (IPR).  Brooks Kushman shareholder Linda Mettes argued to the Federal Circuit that IPR petitioner JTEKT failed to establish the requisite Article III standing required to […]

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  • Thursday, July 26, 2018

    Mercado Latino, Inc. v. Indio Products, Inc.

    In a case involving a claim of trade dress and trademark infringement of candles, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California granted summary judgment in favor of Indio Products, Inc.. Brooks Kushman convinced the Court that Plaintiff Mercado Latino, Inc. had not produced sufficient evidence to meet its burdens of proof to […]

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Practice Areas

Innovation and creativity is in our DNA. We are committed to advancing and protecting inventions, brand names, creative works and all other forms of intellectual property.

Trademark & Copyright Litigtion

To be successful in an increasingly competitive marketplace, your company must protect its intellectual property in all forms, including trademarks, copyrights, and related intellectual property assets.

Patent Prosecution

Our practitioners are experienced in a broad range of technical disciplines, and have obtained patents for innovations in a variety of fields, including mechanical, electrical, chemical, computer software, life sciences, biomedical arts, and product design arts.


Trademarks are among your company’s most valuable assets. Our trademark attorneys work with our clients to ensure their brands are protected in the markets and regions they serve.


We are experienced in providing a broad range of copyright services - from perfecting copyright registrations and helping companies formulate policies designed to avoid charges of infringement, to litigating on behalf of copyright owners and defending against infringement claims.

IP Due Diligence

The attorneys at Brooks Kushman not only successfully prosecute and litigate our clients’ patents, but are equally adept at analyzing the strength and weaknesses of a patent portfolio and providing opinions as to how patents can be leveraged in the marketplace.

Covered Business Methods

Brooks Kushman understands the intricacies and implications of post-grant challenges, how to staff such matters, what resources to deploy, and the technical issues at the heart of each matter.


Beyond procuring protection for our clients’ innovations, trademarks and creative work, Brooks Kushman offers a variety of services to help clients enhance the value of their intellectual property and better manage their rights.

Open Source Compliance

Open Source Software is appealing to software developers because of its ease of accessibility, cost savings, and improvement to product development timing. While Open Source Software is free of charge, it is not free of legal implications.

Inter Partes Review

Inter Partes Review (IPR) is one type of post-grant proceeding available to challenge the claims of U.S. patents. Inter PartesReview is available for all patents during enforceability, regardless of priority date.

Patent Searching

Our teams of highly experienced Patent Searchers each have technical degrees and routinely perform searches involving electrical, mechanical, and chemical arts in a wide variety of industries and technologies.

Patent Litigation

Patents often distinguish a company from its competitors in the marketplace, thus creating a strategic advantage and positioning for a winning scenario. This mentality has helped shape our patent litigation team.

Post-Grant Review

Those seeking to challenge the validity of a patent outside the courtroom have extended options, including the newly established Post-Grant Review, a counterpart to Inter Partes Review.

Experience You Can Trust

About Brooks Kushman

Brooks Kushman is a full-service intellectual property and technology firm, specializing in the procurement, protection, enforcement and monetization of intellectual property assets. We offer expertise and counsel to clients of every size, from start-ups to major educational institutions, and some of the world’s most recognized corporations.

We have grown to include more than 90 intellectual property professionals that handle clients’ intellectual property and business matters nationally and around the world. Our professionals remain focused on delivering exceptional results and customized solutions to meet our clients’ evolving needs. Our firm has earned a national reputation for employing targeted strategies to achieve the best possible results for our clients.