Press Releases | 01/05/2015

Brooks Kushman Attorneys Help Lead USPTO Pro Bono Efforts

Team Contact: Frank Angileri

  • Patent Prosecution

Southfield, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder Frank Angileri and Of Counsel David Berry have both joined the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) Pro Bono Steering Committee. The committee leads the USPTO’s nationwide effort to establish pro bono programs for financially under-resourced inventors and small businesses. Angileri will serve as a member of the steering committee and Berry will serve as the committee chair.

The pro bono program was developed as a result of the American Invents Act (AIA), signed into law by President Obama in 2011. Since its creation, the USPTO has worked with several intellectual property (IP) law associations to help create additional pro bono programs across the country.

Angileri’s practice at Brooks Kushman focuses on IP litigation. He has successfully tried patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright cases in Federal Courts nationwide. Angileri also serves as co-chair of Brooks Kushman’s Post Grant Proceedings practice and serves on the Board of Directors for Challenge Detroit.

Berry, a former IP law professor at Cooley Law School, provides counsel to Brooks Kushman clients on issues of patent and license disputes. He also serves as co-chair of the International Trademark Association’s Academic Committee and as a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s Education and Patent Litigation Committees. 

For more information on the USPTO pro bono program, visit the USPTO’s website.  

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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