Press Releases | 04/21/2020

Brooks Kushman Shareholder Marc Lorelli Named Michigan’s Outstanding Litigator of the Year

Team Contact: Marc Lorelli

  • commercial-litigation
  • IP Litigation
  • patent-litigation

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is proud to announce that Shareholder Marc Lorelli has been named Michigan’s Outstanding Litigator of the Year for 2020 by Managing IP.

The Managing IP awards program is the one of the most comprehensive and widely respected IP awards events in the world. The research for these awards is conducted by a team of research analysts through thousands of firms, IP practitioners, and their clients through interviews, email, and online surveys.

Lorelli is the Co-Chair of Brooks Kushman’s intellectual property litigation practice. He has been instrumental in building, developing, and growing the team. Throughout his career, Lorelli successfully tried patent, trademark, trade secret, and copyright cases in the Federal Courts nationwide. Recently, Marc successfully tried a 13-patent case before a jury in Texas where his client prevailed on all liability issues and was also awarded attorneys’ fees.  Marc also recently prevailed before the Federal Circuit reversing a district court decision on 35 U.S.C. § 101. Marc, as lead counsel, also prevailed in several investigations as both Complainant and Respondent in the International Trade Commission. Marc’s current practice includes extensive activity with Post-Grant Proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as these proceedings continue to play a major role in his patent litigation strategy.  Marc also is actively involved in re-examination, re-Issue and the prosecution of high-value patents that are expected to result in licensing or litigation activities. 

To read the full Managing IP Press Release, 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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