Presentations | 07/15/2015

Brooks Kushman Associate to Present at Embedded Systems Conference

  • open-source-management

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Associate Richard Leach will present during the Embedded Systems Conference on July 21, 2015 in Silicon Valley.

Leach and Theodore McCullough, senior intellectual property counsel at EMC Corporation, will discuss both legal and practical considerations in developing embedded systems using open source software (OSS). The presentation will also provide a roadmap to ensure compliance with OSS licenses and cover recent trends and rulings in OSS law.

Leach’s practice focuses on open source compliance and patent prosecution. Prior to joining Brooks Kushman, he worked in the semiconductor industry for more than 20 years as a system application engineer, IC design engineer, product engineer and test engineer.

He holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit Mercy, a Bachelor of Science in Microelectronic Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas. He is a member of the Intellectual Property Owners Association’s Open Source Committee.

The 2015 ESC Silicon Valley Technical Conference Program consists of seven general topics with sessions covering all aspects of embedded system design, from design through hardware, systems, and connected devices. For additional information, visit

About Brooks Kushman P.C.
Brooks Kushman P.C. 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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