Press Releases | 04/24/2017

10th Anniversary AIPLA Women In IP Networking Event

Team Contact: Rachel Smith , Sangeeta Shah



SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – To support and foster the growth of women in the intellectual property (IP) field, Brooks Kushman is hosting the American Intellectual Property Law Association`s (AIPLA) 2017 Women in IP Global Networking Event for Southeast Michigan.

This marks the sixth year that Brooks Kushman has hosted the event. The event will take place Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Cork Wine Pub, and will include a wine tasting, as well as a champagne toast to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the event. The Southeast Michigan reception is part of the annual event occurring simultaneously with other locations in nearly 70 cities around the world. Women at each location will connect with one another via a global video call. The event brings women practicing in the IP legal field together to build comradery with one another.

“I am proud to be a part of a firm that not only recognizes the important role that diversity plays in our field, but actively works to create opportunities for women to advance in their careers,” said Sangeeta G. Shah, Shareholder and Chief Diversity Officer at Brooks Kushman. “Each year this event is a great opportunity for women in the IP field to connect with their peers,” said event organizer and Brooks Kushman attorney Rachel Smith. “The amount of momentum that this event has accrued over the past ten years is amazing. The global network of female IP professionals is growing and it is an amazing opportunity to be an integral part in fostering the development and support of women in this specialized practice area.”

The AIPLA Women in IP Law Committee works to facilitate the practice of IP law by women through educational events, networking and mentoring. The annual, global networking event for women in IP law is key to helping connect women in key geographic areas, and empower and foster successful professional relationships.

About Brooks Kushman P.C.
Brooks Kushman is a leading intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm with offices across the nation, and represents clients nationally and internationally with respect to protection, enforcement and monetization of IP, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. The firm has more than 90 intellectual property professionals specializing in various technical disciplines, and has a reputation for providing leading IP counseling with a focus on the business objectives of their clients.

Brooks Kushman counts a number of Fortune 100 companies across a variety of industries among its clients. The firm is also recognized by leading legal publications and rankings, including Corporate Counsel magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Law360, Intellectual Asset Management, Managing Intellectual Property, and Intellectual Property Today. For more information, please visit

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