Press Releases | 01/25/2016

Brooks Kushman Attorney to Serve as Adjunct Professor at University of Michigan

Team Contact: Tiffany Fidler, Ph.D.

  • Patent Prosecution

Ann Arbor, Mich.Brooks Kushman attorney Tiffany A. Fidler, Ph.D. has received an adjunct faculty appointment as lecturer at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, College of Engineering, Center for Entrepreneurship.

The mission of the department is to empower the entrepreneurial spirit of the University’s College of Engineering and drive the impact of innovation in the State of Michigan, the Nation, and in the global economy. Fidler will be teaching “Patent Law and Strategy” for Winter Semester 2016. Open to both undergraduate and graduate students from the College of Engineering as well as other colleges in the University, the course explores four major concerns inventors and entrepreneurs face related to patent law: protecting inventions during product development, determining invention patentability, avoiding infringement and leveraging a patent as a business asset. The course addresses these concerns through the application of case law and business cases to an invention of the student’s choice.

Fidler focuses her practice on domestic and foreign patent prosecution and counseling for clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies in mechanical matters, electromechanical matters, and systems. Her practice also includes design patent prosecution and she has experience protecting intellectual property rights in automotive technologies, aviation technologies, alternative energy, optics, and the consumer products industry.

Fidler has 3 years of teaching experience as Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Drexel University where she established a laboratory conducting federally funded research and taught courses in the thermal fluid sciences and design sequences. She also received her doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and is excited to return to her alma mater.

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, World Trademark Review, and Intellectual Property Today. For more information, please visit


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