Press Releases | 08/10/2020

Brooks Kushman CEO Sangeeta Shah Panelist For DEI Discussion at IAM’s IPBC Connect

Team Contact: Sangeeta Shah


SOUTHFIELD, Michigan– Brooks Kushman CEO Sangeeta Shah will be a panelist in an upcoming discussion on Diversity in IP at IPBC Connect hosted by IAM.  IPBC Connect is a series of virtual events held throughout the month of September designed to connect like-minded IP experts through engaging, deep-dive conversations, masterclasses, and solution-focused discussions.

The discussion titled, “Diversity in IP,” will be an open discussion forum expanding on the results of the IPBC Global 2019 “Boardroom: Women in IP” event. This panel will continue the discussion, expanding the manifesto’s focus beyond gender diversity.

Sangeeta Shah is the CEO of Brooks Kushman, a full-service intellectual property law firm with over 70 attorneys and offices in Michigan and California. With over 20 years of experience, Sangeeta is a well-rounded IP practitioner and works with clients to manage patent portfolios, PTAB matters, patent litigation, and opinions/agreements. In 2008, Sangeeta became Brooks Kushman’s first Chief Diversity Officer. Under her leadership, the firm has been recognized by many of the industry’s leading organizations for their diversity and inclusion efforts.

In 2012, Sangeeta founded Retooling Detroit, an early literacy initiative that assists hundreds of Detroit public school children each year—ensuring that their reading skills improve so that the cycle of illiteracy and poverty can be broken one child at a time. She is also actively involved in the Isha Foundation and its global environmental, education, and health initiatives which focus on the use of meditation as a transformative tool for change.

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About Brooks Kushman P.C.

Brooks Kushman P.C. is a premier intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm dedicated to the advancement and protection of innovations and brands that propel businesses around the world. With offices in Michigan and California, we work alongside corporations, small to medium sized businesses, and leading universities to protect their intellectual property assets. Our attorneys have a broad range of experience in industries and technologies, including consumer electronics, manufacturing, medical device, computer technology, aerospace, chemicals, biotechnology, and retail.

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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