Press Releases | 05/15/2015

Brooks Kushman Hosts Women in IP Global Networking Event

Team Contact: Erin Bowles , Hope Shovein , Rachel Smith

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman, Michigan’s largest intellectual property (IP) law firm, will host the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s (AIPLA) 2015 Cross-Country Women in IP Networking Event for the Detroit region. This is the fourth year that Brooks Kushman will host the event, which will take place May 21 from 6-9 p.m. at MEX Restaurant in Bloomfield Hills.

The Detroit reception is part of an international event spanning more than 60 cities to support and foster the growth of women in the IP law field. The event will feature a keynote address from Christal Sheppard, director of Michigan’s United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Brooks Kushman Shareholder Erin K. Bowles, Senior Attorney Hope V. Shovein and Associate Rachel A. Smith coordinated with the AIPLA’s Women in IP Law Committee to organize the Detroit event.

“We are proud to partner with the AIPLA again this year to help bring women in the IP law industry together,” said Smith. “This is a fun and relaxed gathering that offers a great opportunity for women to network and discuss their practice with other IP attorneys from around the world.”

The AIPLA Women in IP Law Committee works to facilitate the practice of IP law by women through educational events, networking and mentoring, including a nationwide networking dinner for women in IP law to help connect women in key geographic areas and empower and foster successful professional relationships.

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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