Press Releases | 03/21/2016

Brooks Kushman Named Managing IP Patent Litigation Firm of the Year, Shareholder recognized as “Michigan IP Litigator of the Year”

Team Contact: Frank Angileri

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich.Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce it has been recognized as the Patent Litigation Firm of the Year in the Midwest by Managing Intellectual Property (IP) Magazine.

In addition to the firm’s litigation recognition, Shareholder Frank Angileri has been named Michigan’s IP Litigator of the Year for the second consecutive year. The awards were presented at the Managing IP North American Awards dinner on March 17th, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

Angileri, who also serves as Co-Chair of Brooks Kushman’s Post-Grant Proceedings practice, was recognized for his litigation and Patent Trial and Appeal Board work throughout the year. Under his direction, the firm filed over 30 inter partes review proceedings in 2015. Angileri was also lead counsel for an automotive supplier that received a significant settlement in a patent litigation suit in 2015 (I.E.E. International Electronics & Engineering, S.A. and IEE Sensing, Inc. v. TK Holdings Inc. and Takata-Petri A.G., Case No. 10-cv-1348).

“We couldn’t be more thrilled for this recognition and for Frank to receive this prestigious award,” said Mark A. Cantor, president, Brooks Kushman. “Frank has been a valuable asset to the development of Brooks Kushman and our post grant proceedings practice, where he continuously demonstrates leadership within our firm as well as in the community. This award is truly a testament to all of those efforts.”

Managing IP awards national U.S. and Canadian firms, U.S. regional firms and outstanding IP litigators to recognize outstanding in-house teams, individuals and milestone cases of the year. Rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process including reviews from clients, peers, and other law firms. Partners are also able to indicate top practitioners in their respective states through online votes. Additional research is conducted through discussions with clients and leading in-house counsel, and through a review of public information and coverage.

Brooks Kushman also ranked amongst the top Trademark Prosecution Firms of the Year both in the Midwest and nationally.

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, World Trademark Review, and Intellectual Property Today. For more information, please visit

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