Press Releases | 11/02/2012

Addition of Attorneys Rebecca J. Cantor and Nathan A. Reed, Ph.D., Further Expands Brooks Kushman’s Life Sciences and Biotechnology Industry Strengths

  • commercial-litigation
  • Patent Prosecution

Southfield, Mich. – Intellectual property law firm Brooks Kushman P.C. is pleased to announce that Rebecca J. Cantor and Nathan A. Reed, Ph.D., have joined the firm, growing Brooks Kushman`s depth of experience and expertise in the Life Sciences and Biotech Groups. Both attorneys bring years of experience in the life sciences, pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology sectors, which will help strengthen the firm`s patent prosecution, opinion and IP litigation expertise in these areas. These attorneys will boost Brooks Kushman`s growing resources in these industries.

“Nathan and Rebecca`s move to the firm is part of the firm`s strong commitment to the biotech and life sciences industries,” said Mark Cantor, President of Brooks Kushman. “They both bring stellar backgrounds that will benefit our clients and we could not be more thrilled to have them at the firm.”

With more than fourteen years of experience in microbiology and biomedical research and application, Dr. Reed prepares and prosecutes patent applications in the life sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, and biotechnology sectors, and is active in client counseling, opinions and patent litigation. He holds a Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology & Cell and Developmental Biology from the University of Michigan Medical School, a postdoctoral fellowship in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences from the University of Michigan W.K. Kellogg Eye Center, and a J.D., cum laude from Michigan State University.

Rebecca Cantor focuses her practice on patent litigation involving pharmaceuticals and other life sciences technologies. She also brings experience in false advertising, Hatch-Waxman, and copyright infringement litigation. Prior to joining Brooks Kushman, Rebecca was a patent litigator at Vinson & Elkins LLP in New York. She has a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan, a Masters of Engineering in Pharmaceutical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and a B.S.E., magna cum laude, in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

About Brooks Kushman P.C.

Established in 1983, Brooks Kushman P.C. ( is a nationally ranked intellectual property and technology focused law firm with offices across the nation. The firm has over 70 lawyers and patent agents specializing in various disciplines. Brooks Kushman has a reputation for providing leading intellectual property strategy and counseling with a focus on the business objectives of its clients, and represents clients across many industries with respect to protection, enforcement and monetization of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyright, and trade secrets.

Brooks Kushman counts a number of Fortune 100 companies among its clients and is often recognized by its peers and leading trade publications. The firm is recognized as a “Go-To Law Firm” according to Corporate Counsel magazine, a “Best at Client Focus” firm according to Fortune 1000 companies surveyed by The BTI Consulting Group, one of the top intellectual property firms according to Fortune 100 companies surveyed by IP Law & Business, and is listed on the Law360 Intellectual Property 100 List.

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