Press Releases | 06/06/2018

Brooks Kushman Recognized as Gold-Standard Firm By IAM Annual Patent 1000; Six Attorneys Recognized as Top Practioners

Team Contact: Mark Cantor , John LeRoy , John Nemazi , Frank Angileri , Sangeeta Shah , Michael Brodbine

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman, a leading intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm, is proud to announce the firms inclusion in Intellectual Asset Management`s (IAM) annual Patent 1000, a guide that recognizes the world`s top patent law firms and practitioners in key jurisdictions. Michigan firms were first included in the IAM Patent 1000 publication in 2014. Since then, Brooks Kushman has remained the only firm listed as a top tier firm in Michigan.

“It is an honor to be listed as Michigan`s only gold-standard firm. This award truly reflects the unparalleled work of our attorneys and staff,” said Mark Cantor, president of Brooks Kushman. “Having the firm consistently listed in IAM`s Patent 1000 is proof that we continue to provide quality service, and do not sacrifice excellence and reliability as we grow as a firm.”

In addition to the firm`s recognition, President Mark Cantor and Shareholders, John E. NemaziSangeeta G. ShahJohn LeRoyMichael Brodbine, and Frank Angileri were also honored as patent leaders in Michigan. Cantor, who has 30+ years of experience, Angileri and LeRoy are being recognized for their excellence in IP litigation, while Nemazi, Brodbine, and Shah are each recognized for their extensive experience in patent prosecution. Angileri, Nemazi, and Shah were also recognized for their post-grant proceedings practice.

According to IAM, the annual guide is compiled through an extensive five month research process. More than 1,500 interviews are completed by in-house counsel and partners at law firms around the world. Only firms and individuals who receive sufficient positive feedback from peers and clients with knowledge of their practice and the market in which they operate qualify for inclusion in the publication.

About Brooks Kushman P.C.
Brooks Kushman P.C. is a leading intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm, 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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