Presentations | 09/05/2019

Brooks Kushman Shareholder Christopher Smith to Present at IAM Patent Licensing Event

Team Contact: Christopher Smith


SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman shareholder Christopher Smith will speak at the fifth annual IAM Patent Licensing event in San Francisco, California on October 3, 2019. The presentation, called “Making It Happen: Strategies for Cross-Industry Success,” will focus on how to develop a strategic approach to licensing opportunities with the continual convergence of industry and technology. Smith will also discuss how to deal with inexperienced licensees in new industry sectors, and how experts are getting the deals through.

Smith concentrates his practice on intellectual property litigation, with a primary emphasis on patent litigation. In addition to litigation, Smith is involved with the preparation of invalidity and infringement opinions and licensing disputes. He is also Vice Chair of the IPO Association IP Licensing Committee, and Second Vice President for the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association.

Smith has represented clients from Fortune 500 companies, to start-ups and individual inventors in a variety of industries. He is experienced in a wide range of technologies including: (1) automotive, including infotainment; (2) medical devices; (3) internet, including content delivery networks; and (4) telecommunications, including fiber optics. His experience in patent prosecution has helped him better understand the process of obtaining a patent, including analyzing file histories, which has been invaluable to him during litigation, especially in formulating claim construction and invalidity positions.

IAM is one of the world’s leading IP business information provider. IAM was established in July 2003 to address the need for organizations to maximize the value of their intellectual property and other intangibles, and to examine the strategies that they can put in place to do this.

For more information about the programming at the conference click here, and to register, 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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