Presentations | 04/11/2014

Brooks Kushman Associate Discusses IP law at the University of Michigan

Team Contact: Christopher Smith

  • Trademarks
  • open-source-management
  • Patent Prosecution
  • patent-litigation
  • trademark-litigation
  • Trademarks

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Associate, Christopher Smith, discussed a variety of topics related to intellectual property (IP) law at a presentation to the University of Michigan`s – Michigan Materials Society on April 11, 2014.

Smith`s presentation covered a wide range of topics, including different types of patents, the patent application process, the legal ramifications of open source software and potential career paths in IP law.

Smith`s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, with a primary emphasis on patent litigation. Additionally, Smith is involved with the prosecution of patent and trademark applications, and the preparation of invalidity and infringement opinions.

The Michigan Materials Society is an organization run by students in the Materials Science and Engineering department for anyone with an interest in the rapidly growing materials science and engineering industry.

About Brooks Kushman:

Brooks Kushman P.C. is a leading intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm with offices across the nation, representing clients nationally and internationally. The firm has more than 90 intellectual property professionals specializing in various technical disciplines. Brooks Kushman has a reputation for providing leading IP 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 IP, including patents, trademarks, copyright and trade secrets.

Brooks Kushman counts a number of Fortune 100 companies across a variety of industries among its clients. The firm is recognized by a number of leading legal publications and rankings, including Corporate Counsel magazine, U.S. News & World Report, IP Law & Business magazine and the organization. For more information, please visit

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