Press Releases | 09/26/2016

Brooks Kushman Expands Los Angeles Office with Addition of Thomas Runk

Team Contact: Thomas A. Runk


SOUTHFIELD, Mich. Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce the addition of Thomas A. Runk to the firm’s Los Angeles office. The move further expands the firm’s presence in the greater Los Angeles area. Runk joins the firm as a Shareholder.

Runk is an experienced intellectual property attorney, bringing more than 25 years of experience to the firm. Specializing in patent prosecution, Runk represents clients in the medical device, computer hardware and software technology industries.

“Thomas exemplifies the values and expertise that Brooks Kushman represents,” said Mark Cantor, president of Brooks Kushman. “I am excited to welcome him to our team and am confident he’ll be a key player in the expansion of our Los Angeles practice.”

Prior to joining Brooks Kushman, Runk was an attorney and partner for 27 years at Fulwider Patton LLP, an intellectual property law firm in Los Angeles. He was also an Associate Patent Counsel for the Ground Systems Group of Hughes Aircraft Company and was responsible for the protection of its radar technologies, spread spectrum communications technologies, display consoles, sonar and radar processor technologies, software products and its computer products.

Runk received his B.S. in electrical engineering from Lowell Technological Institute and his J.D. from Western State University. He is admitted to practice in California; the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; the U.S. District Courts in the Central, Northern, and Southern Districts of California; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; the U.S. Supreme Court, and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is a member of the State Bar of California, the Long Beach Bar Association, the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Judge Paul R. Michel Intellectual Property American Inn of Court.

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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