Presentations | 01/21/2020

Brooks Kushman Shareholder Marc Lorelli to Speak at Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association Luncheon

Team Contact: Marc Lorelli

  • Patent Prosecution
  • patent-litigation

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder Marc Lorelli will be speaking at the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA) January Luncheon. In his presentation titled, “The ‘Other’ Judicially Created Patentability Exception: Design Patent Functionality,” he will discuss recent Federal Circuit design cases and the implications for those acquiring and enforcing design patents in their intellectual property strategy.

Lorelli is the Co-Chair of Brooks Kushman’s intellectual property litigation practice. Throughout his career, Lorelli has successfully tried patent, trademark, and trade secret copyright cases in the Federal Courts nationwide. He has also practiced before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and the International Trade Commission. Lorelli also has extensive experience with post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office including re-examination and inter partes review.

The Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA) is an association of intellectual property attorneys, patent agents, and law students from across the State of Michigan who are interested in patents, trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property issues.

For more information about the January Luncheon and to purchase tickets to the event, 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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