Media Coverage | 06/09/2014

Brooks Kushman Earns Gold Honors in Patent 1000 Listing

Team Contact: William Abbatt , John Nemazi , Sangeeta Shah , Mark Cantor

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman, intellectual property and technology law firm, is now listed in Intellectual Asset Management`s (IAM) annual Patent 1000, a guide that recognizes the world`s top patent law firms and practitioners in key jurisdictions. The 2014 IAM Patent 1000 issue marks the first time any firms from Michigan were included in the publication. Of the Michigan firms listed in the directory, Brooks Kushman is the only firm listed as a gold-standard patent firm.

“Being listed as Michigan`s only gold-standard firm is a great honor, and is a tribute to the exceptional work of our attorneys and staff” said Mark Cantor, president of Brooks Kushman. “Having the firm listed in IAM`s Patent 1000 is proof that growth is possible without sacrificing quality service.”

In addition to the firm`s recognition, President Mark A. Cantor and Shareholders William G. Abbatt, John E. Nemazi, and Sangeeta G. Shah were also recognized as patent leaders in Michigan. Cantor is recognized for his 30+ years of patent litigation experience while Abbatt, Nemazi, and Shah are each recognized for their extensive experience in patent prosecution. Nemazi and Shah`spractice also includes post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

According to IAM, the annual guide is compiled through an extensive five month research process. More than 1,500 interviews are completed by in-house counsel and partners at law firms around the world. Only firms and individuals who receive sufficient positive feedback from peers and clients with knowledge of their practice and the market in which they operate qualify for inclusion in the publication.

Brooks Kushman employs more than 90 intellectual property professionals handling a full range of intellectual property matters nationally and around the world.

About Brooks Kushman P.C.
Brooks Kushman 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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