Presentations | 11/04/2020

Brooks Kushman Shareholder John LeRoy Panelist at IPWatchdog SEP2020 Event

Team Contact: John LeRoy

  • Licensing
  • frand
  • licensing
  • patent-litigation

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.Brooks Kushman Shareholder John LeRoy will be speaking on a panel at the upcoming IPWatchdog SEP 2020 virtual program. His panel titled “FRAND and the Automotive Value Chain” will discuss, among many things, the status of Standard Essential Patent litigation in the U.S. and abroad, valuation of connected vehicle technology for FRAND licensing, and other issues relevant to Standard Essential Patent licensing.

For over 20 years, John LeRoy has been representing automotive clients in complex patent, trade secret and copyright litigation in telecommunications, software and electronics before U.S. district courts, the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. He has spent nearly a decade negotiating with owners of Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) on behalf of automotive OEMs and suppliers. John is Co-Chair of Brooks Kushman’s patent litigation department, a registered patent attorney, and holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.

For nearly two decades, IPWatchdog has been a trusted resource on intellectual property matters for millions of people. Recognized as one of the leading sources for news, information, analysis and commentary in the patent and innovation industries, IPWatchdog has grown into the largest online intellectual property publication in the world.

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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 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, chemistry, 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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