Case Studies

  • Tuesday, February 9, 2021

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

    Siding with attorneys from Brooks Kushman, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California and Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“Federal Circuit”) ended a long battle on Ameranth’s menu patents. The Court also awarded Domino’s $2.7M in attorneys’ fees and costs. In August 2011, Ameranth, Inc. (“Ameranth”) brought suit for patent […]

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  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019

    Automotive Body Parts Association v. Ford Global Technologies, LLC

    On July 23, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the “Federal Circuit”) issued a precedential opinion affirming summary judgment in a case that challenged the validity and enforceability of design patents related to the Ford F-150 hood and headlamp. Brooks Kushman attorneys represented Ford Global Technologies, LLC (“Ford”), in the appeal, […]

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  • Wednesday, December 5, 2018

    Ford Global Technologies, LLC. v. New World International, Inc.

    In a matter involving thirteen design patents covering Ford Motor Company’s 2004 F-150 and 2005 Mustang models, a team of Brooks Kushman trial attorneys successfully represented Ford Global Technologies, LLC by obtaining a jury verdict of willful infringement and was awarded damages. The complaint was filed in 2015 against Texas-based aftermarket auto body parts distributor […]

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Brooks Kushman P.C. is a premier intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm dedicated to the advancement and protection of innovations and brands that propel businesses around the world. With offices in Michigan and California, we work alongside corporations, small to medium sized businesses, and leading universities to protect their intellectual property assets. Our attorneys have a broad range of experience in industries and technologies, including consumer electronics, manufacturing, medical device, computer technology, aerospace, chemicals, biotechnology, and retail.

We have grown to include more than 80 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.