Press Releases | 12/19/2012

Brooks Kushman P.C. Elects Two New Shareholders

  • Patent Prosecution

Southfield, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce the election of Benjamin C. Stasa and Michael D. Turner as shareholders of the firm.

“Ben and Michael are great additions to our team of shareholders at the firm,” said Mark Cantor, President of Brooks Kushman. “They are experienced intellectual property attorneys and leaders in the IP community, and we are thrilled to have them to continue to serve the firm’s clients.”

Ben focuses his practice on preparing, prosecuting, and advising on patents in the areas of software, computer organization, networks, solid state electronics, electronic circuits, and communications. He has particular expertise in the areas of operating systems, database systems, and networking and distributed systems, as well as multi-core and parallel architectures, VLSI and digital circuits, and low power circuits. Ben has been recognized as an “Up & Coming Lawyer” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly and a “Top Patent Prosecutor” by The Patent Research Review. Ben is an honors graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, and a former judicial intern to the Honorable Gerald E. Rosen of the Eastern District of Michigan. He holds master’s degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Business Administration, and has pursued postgraduate studies in Computer and Information Science. Ben is a registered patent attorney and a member of the bar for the State of Michigan and the Federal District Court of the Eastern District of Michigan.

Mike`s practice focuses on domestic and foreign patent prosecution for mechanical matters, electromechanical matters, electromechanical systems, business methods, and designs. His practice also includes appellate advocacy before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, patent reexaminations, client counseling, intellectual property portfolio management, preparation of legal opinions, Technical and design support, trade secrets, developing strategies for economically achieving international protection, and other intellectual property related services. Mike`s background in Machine design and automation provides him with experience in various technologies and manufacturing processes. Mike has been named a “Rising Star” for Intellectual Property by Michigan Super Lawyers and is active in the firms mentoring program. Mike graduated from Wayne State University Law School and GMI Engineering and Management Institute (now Kettering University). Mike is a registered patent attorney and a member of the bar for the State of Michigan and the Federal District Court of the Eastern District of Michigan.

About Brooks Kushman P.C.

Established in 1983, Brooks Kushman P.C. ( is a nationally ranked intellectual property and technology focused law firm with offices across the nation. The firm has over 70 lawyers and patent agents specializing in various disciplines. Brooks Kushman has a reputation for providing leading intellectual property strategy and counseling with a focus on the business objectives of its clients, and represents clients across many industries with respect to protection, enforcement and monetization of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyright, and trade secrets.

Brooks Kushman counts a number of Fortune 100 companies among its clients and is often recognized by its peers and leading trade publications. The firm is recognized as a “Go-To Law Firm” according to Corporate Counsel magazine, a “Best at Client Focus” firm according to Fortune 1000 companies surveyed by The BTI Consulting Group, one of the top intellectual property firms according to Fortune 100 companies surveyed by IP Law & Business, and is listed on the Law360 Intellectual Property 100 List.

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