Press Releases | 09/10/2020

Brooks Kushman Shareholder Andrew Turner to Present at PTAB Bar Association Virtual Annual Conference

Team Contact: Andrew Turner

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman shareholder Andrew Turner will be participating in a panel at the rescheduled PTAB Bar Association Annual Conference now slated for a virtual setting on September 24-25, 2020.

The PTAB Bar Association’s Annual Conference brings together practitioners, in-house counsel, and members of the bench for a dynamic discussion of the Patent Trial Appeal Board (PTAB) best practices, recent developments and trends, and policy considerations. Andy joins distinguished members of the Bar on September 24, 2020 at 3:30pm to discuss “Claim Amendments Under the PTAB Pilot Program,” which will provide a primer on the PTAB’s pilot program for motions to amend, review results of motions to amend after one year, consider alternatives to motions to amend and provide guidance.

Andy is a Co-Chair of Brooks Kushman’s Post-Grant Proceedings practice. He holds degrees in both electrical and mechanical engineering and focuses his practice on patent prosecution and post-grant proceedings. His practice encompasses a range of technical areas, including automotive, electronics, audio/lighting systems, and telecommunications.

Andy represents petitioners and patent owners in post-grant proceedings and has handled over 30 of these proceedings including inter partes review, reexamination, reissue and protest. He was successful in cancelling hundreds of claims for petitioners, and in challenging substitute claims proposed in a contingent motion to amend. Andy has successfully defended patent owners at the PTAB, including securing decisions denying institution. Andy also has experience with litigation related to IPRs and has appeared in over 20 IPR appeals to the Federal Circuit and in an investigation before the International Trade Commission.

The PTAB Bar Association is an organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the highest professional and ethical standards among lawyers and stakeholders who appear before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This association fosters constructive dialogue between fellow bar members, the PTAB, and corporate and government stakeholders.

To learn more about the conference, click here.

About Brooks Kushman P.C.
Brooks Kushman P.C. is a premier intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm dedicated to the advancement and protection of innovations and brands that propel businesses around the world. With offices in Michigan and California, we work alongside corporations, small to medium sized businesses, and leading universities to protect their intellectual property assets. Our attorneys have a broad range of experience in industries and technologies, including consumer electronics, manufacturing, medical device, computer technology, aerospace, chemicals, biotechnology, and retail.

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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