Press Releases | 04/26/2017

5-hour ENERGY® Named “Top Verdicts of 2016”

Team Contact: Mark Cantor , Marc Lorelli , Chanille Carswell , Thomas Cunningham

  • trademark-litigation

Southfield, Mich.VerdictSearch has issued their “Top 100 Verdicts of 2016” and the trademark infringement lawsuit litigated by Brooks Kushman, Innovation Ventures LLC  v. N.V.E., Inc. involving the popular 5-hour ENERGY® shot, was listed as one of the top verdicts. The firm secured a $22,136,992 verdict on behalf of its client, Innovation Ventures LLC,  in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.  Brooks Kushman shareholder and president Mark Cantor, and shareholder and co-chair of litigation Marc Lorelli were lead counsel in the trademark infringement action. Other BK shareholders Chanille Carswell, Thomas Cunningham and Brian Doughty also represented Innovation Ventures LLC in the case.

VerdictSearch determines the top verdicts of the year through expert advice from many outlets, including a team of assigned editors, trusted news sources, including ALM’s family of legal publications, and attorneys. The verdicts are ranked based on gross award calculated by the jury, and not reflect reductions for comparative negligence or assignment of fault to settling defendants or nonparties; additurs, remittiturs or reversals; or attorney fees and costs, unless awarded by the jury.

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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