Presentations | 03/23/2023

Brooks Kushman Attorneys Ben Stasa and Erin Bowles to Present for the Federal Bar Association


SOUTHFIELD, Michigan – Brooks Kushman Attorneys Ben Stasa and Erin Bowles will be presenting for the Federal Bar Association: “Bankruptcy vs. Innovation: How Financial Struggles Impact Intellectual Property Rights.” This session can be used for CLE Credit, and will be broadcast on March 24, 2023, from 12 – 1:00 PM EST.

Using a game show format, this interactive session will explore the impact of bankruptcy on IP licensor and licensee rights. Attendees will be presented with a series of factual scenarios and questions regarding the same and be given the opportunity to vote on which of several supplied answers is most correct. Stasa and Bowles will then compare audience intuition, as measured by voting results, against the “correct” answer. After, participants will have a heightened awareness of the impact bankruptcy proceedings may have on IP rights.

Stasa is a registered patent attorney and Ph.D. candidate in electrical and computer engineering. He represents clients in a broad range of industries on matters in the electrical, computer science, and mechanical arts. Stasa’s research interests include artificial intelligence, blockchain, communications, microelectronics, power transmission, quantum computing, and signal processing. He is currently investigating the application of machine learning to wireless communications and deep learning to speech recognition.

Bowles is a registered patent attorney with 15 years of experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications for mechanical and electrical products and preparing patent clearance opinions. She is also a member of Brooks Kushman’s post-grant practice group. Bowles is active with the firm’s diversity and inclusion efforts including the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), serving as a Fellow, Detroit City Lead, and Pathfinder Mentor.

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About Brooks Kushman P.C.

Founded in 1983, Brooks Kushman P.C. has built a national reputation as a premier intellectual property and technology law firm. We accomplish this with the understanding that the most effective IP solutions come from putting great minds together – our clients and our own. With offices in Michigan, California, Washington D.C., and Nevada, we forge strong relationships with corporations, small to medium-sized businesses, and leading universities across the country.

Brooks Kushman counts a number of Fortune 100 Corporations across a variety of industries among its clients. Our attorneys have a deep understanding and broad range of experience in a variety of industries and technologies, including consumer electronics, manufacturing, medical device, computer technology, aerospace, chemicals, biotechnology, and retail. We are also recognized by leading legal publications and rankings, including, Best Lawyers, Law 360, Intellectual Asset Management, Managing Intellectual Property, and World Trademark Review. For more information, please visit

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