Press Releases | 10/04/2016

Brooks Kushman Expands Life Science and Chemistry Practice

  • Licensing
  • licensing
  • life-sciences-research
  • Patent Prosecution
  • patent-litigation

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. Brooks Kushman has expanded its patent prosecution team with the addition of Associate Anand Viswanathan. Viswanathan will support Brooks Kushman clients in the life sciences, medical device and chemistry industries in the firm’s Southfield, Michigan office.

In his role with Brooks Kushman, Viswanathan will focus on preparing and prosecuting patent applications in a variety of industries as well as intellectual property (IP) litigation, technical design and IP licensing.

Prior to joining Brooks Kushman, Viswanathan worked as a patent attorney at Garvey, Smith, Nehrbass & North L.L.C. in Metairie, Louisiana for three years. In this role, he supported clients with patent preparation and prosecution and in matters of IP litigation.

“Anand’s experience combined with his knowledge across a wide range of industries will bring a new perspective to intellectual property services for a number of clients in the life sciences industry,” said firm President Mark Cantor. “I am excited to welcome him to our team and continue to build his practice with the firm.”

Viswanathan holds a Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University, a Doctor of Philosophy in human genetics from Louisiana State University and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Loyola University of New Orleans.

While at Louisiana State University, he worked extensively with the technology transfer offices of Louisiana State University and Brigham Young University to acquire IP protection for research being conducted at both universities.

Viswanathan is admitted to practice before the Minnesota Supreme Court of Minnesota, Supreme Court of Alabama, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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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