Press Releases | 09/03/2014

Brooks Kushman Continues Growth with Addition of a New Chemical Associate

Team Contact: Alena Vackova Marconi


SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is pleased to welcome Alena Vackova as its newest associate. Her expertise in patent prosecution and patent searching will benefit Brooks Kushman and its clients.

Prior to joining Brooks Kushman, Vackova assisted in all aspects of patent prosecution with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and foreign patent offices as an associate at another Metro-Detroit based intellectual property law firm. In her position, she drafted and prosecuted patent applications in the chemical and mechanical arts for companies in the automotive, chemical, medical diagnostic, and packaging industries.

“We are pleased to welcome Alena to our team,” said Mark Cantor, president of Brooks Kushman. “Her skills and past successes will bring a fresh perspective to our clients and the industry.”

Vackova is admitted to practice in Michigan and before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan.

She holds a Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where she was awarded the Distinguished Student Award and graduated magna cum laude. Vackova received a Master of Science in chemistry from Oakland University and Bachelor of Science in chemistry and materials technology from Tomas Bata University in Zlin in the Czech Republic. Alena is fluent in Czech and also speaks German.

About Brooks Kushman P.C.
Brooks Kushman is a leading intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm with offices in Michigan and California, 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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