Press Releases | 10/25/2017

Brooks Kushman Continues to Grow With Addition of Two New Associates

Team Contact: Fanqi Meng

  • Patent Prosecution
  • patent-litigation

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is pleased to welcome Fanqi Meng and Anita Marinelli as its two newest associates contributing to our patent prosecution practice. With the addition of Meng and Marinelli, Brooks Kushman has grown by more than ten attorneys this year, several being lateral hires.

Prior to joining Brooks Kushman, Meng spent three years working as a patent practitioner in Beijing, China, conducting various patent practices including drafting responses to office actions and interviewing with examiners. He has extensive experience in handling both Chinese domestic and international clients from the US, EU, and Japan. He also has significant experience drafting patent applications and responses to office actions, as well as conducting various patent practices in computer systems and electronics.

Meng received his Juris Doctor from the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center). Prior to becoming a patent practitioner, Fanqi majored in Microelectronics and has extensive experience in integrated circuit designs. Particularly, he has experience in VLSI (very large scale integration) designs. Meng will be based in our Michigan office, where he will practice patent prosecution.

Marinelli focuses her practice on assisting with the prosecution of patents in the biomedical and life science fields. She works with clients on managing patent applications. Her practice also includes litigation support where she has experience in pretrial discovery, legal research, and drafts briefs. Marinelli has also managed significant portions of electronic discovery activities, including administering large document productions.

Marinelli received her Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit Mercy, where she graduated magna cum laude, and a Canadian Juris Doctor from the University of Windsor Ontario. She also received her Bachelor of Science (Honors) from the University of Western Ontario in both Biology and Medical Sciences. Marinelli will be based in Brooks Kushman’s Michigan office and will practice patent prosecution and litigation.

About Brooks Kushman P.C.
Brooks Kushman P.C. is a leading intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm, 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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