Presentations | 06/04/2021

Brooks Kushman Shareholder Michael Turner on Host Panel for Design Patents Webinar Series

Team Contact: Michael Turner

  • Patent Prosecution

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder Michael Turner will be on a host panel at the Design Patents: The Secret Weapon Webinar Series during Part 3 – Midwest Region Design: Highlight on Vehicles on June 10, 2021.

Design patents are often overlooked when developing patent protection and branding strategies. However, those that understand how to leverage nuanced design patent strategies in their intellectual property portfolios have enjoyed many benefits, both in terms of maximizing portfolio value and success in enforcement. During this webinar series, design patent experts including attorneys, USPTO examiners, and patent owners will talk about why design patents are such a strong value-add to any portfolio.

Panelists will discuss the role of design patents and their associated challenges and nuances. They will talk about their value in protecting many types of vehicle innovations, such as cars, aircraft, space vehicles, and their various components.

Turner focuses his practice on domestic and foreign patent prosecution for mechanical matters, electromechanical matters, systems, and designs. His industry background in robotics and automation provides him with experience in various technologies and manufacturing processes, which he utilizes to protect his client’s intellectual property rights. Turner also counsels clients on procedures for filing domestic patent applications that meet the varying requirements for both domestic and international protection, particularly addressing the various international nuances associated with design patents.

Click here to register for this upcoming webinar series.

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 several 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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