Media Coverage | 12/14/2023

Brooks Kushman Featured in Law360 Article on Michigan’s Biggest Decisions Of 2023


SOUTHFIELD, MichiganBrooks Kushman was featured in a recent article published by Law360 titled, “Michigan’s Biggest Decisions Of 2023.” In this article, Law360 looks back at Michigan’s biggest rulings of 2023.

The case that was featured in this article was the recent decision on Versata Software v. Ford Motor Company. In this case, Brooks Kushman was the lead counsel for Ford in lawsuits involving over 30 alleged trade secrets, 16 patents, 5 copyrights and 3 breach of contract claims relating to complex enterprise software for product configuration. Versata originally sought over $1.4 Billion in damages from Ford. After more than 8 years of litigation in federal courts in Michigan and Texas, more than 20 IPRs/CBMRs, over 60 depositions, over 1000 docket entries including multiple rounds of claim construction, summary judgment and Daubert challenges, and a three-week jury trial, the Brooks Kushman team held Versata to just $3 in nominal damages.

The Brooks Kushman team representing Ford includes: John LeRoy, Thomas Lewry, Christopher Smith, Chanille Carswell, and Reza Roghani Esfahani.

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About Brooks Kushman P.C.

Founded in 1983, Brooks Kushman P.C. has built a national reputation as a premier intellectual property and technology law firm. We accomplish this with the understanding that the most effective IP solutions come from putting great minds together – our clients and our own. With offices in Michigan, California, Washington D.C., and Nevada, we forge strong relationships with corporations, small to medium-sized businesses, and leading universities across the country.

Brooks Kushman counts a number of Fortune 100 Corporations across a variety of industries among its clients. Our attorneys have a deep understanding and broad range of experience in a variety of industries and technologies, including consumer electronics, manufacturing, medical device, computer technology, aerospace, chemicals, biotechnology, and retail. We are also recognized by leading legal publications and rankings, including, Best Lawyers, Law360, Intellectual Asset Management, Managing Intellectual Property, and World Trademark Review. For more information, please visit

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