Presentations | 03/20/2014

Brooks Kushman Shareholder Kristin Murphy to present at the Journal of Business & Securities Law Spring Symposium

  • Patent Prosecution

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder, Kristin Murphy, will present at Michigan State University`s Journal of Business & Securities Law Spring Symposium on Friday, March 21, 2014.

Murphy will moderate a panel discussing the valuation, management and exchange of intellectual property at the symposium, entitled “Beyond the Horizon: A Look at the Current and Future State of Business.”

Murphy currently teaches as an adjunct professor for Michigan State University`s School of Law, and has previously taught at Franklin Pierce Law in New Hampshire and the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Michigan.

Murphy`s practice focuses on strategic patent portfolio development. She is also the Chair of Brooks Kushman`s IP Due Diligence practice. In her role, she counsels companies, venture capitalists, and investors by helping them evaluate the viability of patent portfolio assets and properly understand the strengths and weaknesses of those assets which enables them to make critical investment decisions.

Murphy earned her Juris Doctor from the University of New Hampshire and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Western New England University, where she is a member of the Board of Trustees.

She also serves as the immediate past president of the Women`s Bar Association of Oakland County, president of the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association and is a member of the advisory council of The Pink Fund, a Michigan-based charity aiding women and men battling breast cancer.

About Brooks Kushman P.C.
Brooks Kushman is a leading intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm with offices across the nation, 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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