Presentations | 05/14/2024

Brooks Kushman Shareholder Michael Turner to Speak at MIPLA Gathering

Team Contact: Michael Turner

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Design Patents

ROYAL OAK, MichiganBrooks Kushman shareholder Michael Turner will be speaking at the MIPLA Gathering on Design Patent Obviousness: Federal Circuit Rehearing and Examiner AI Searching in Birmingham on May 16, 2024.

Turner’s presentation will be on the recent Federal Circuit en banc rehearing of LKQ v. GM, regarding design patent obviousness. This presentation will discuss design patent obviousness, how the law may change, addressing AI-assisted design patent rejections, and strategies for maintaining a design patent portfolio while the law and procedure evolve.

Turner focuses his practice on domestic and foreign patent prosecution for mechanical matters, electromechanical matters, systems, methods, and designs. His industry background in robotics and automation provides him with experience in various technologies and manufacturing processes. Turner counsels clients on procedures for filing domestic patent applications that meet the varying requirements for both domestic and international protection and enforcement, particularly addressing the various international nuances associated with design patents. This counseling includes generating procedures for efficient collection of invention and design disclosures to streamline internal processes. Turner’s experience includes preparing, prosecuting, and managing international patent and industrial design portfolios, including developing strategies for obtaining strong patent protection in many countries.

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About Brooks Kushman P.C.

Founded in 1983, Brooks Kushman P.C. has built a national reputation as a premier intellectual property and technology law firm. We accomplish this with the understanding that the most effective IP solutions come from putting great minds together – our clients and our own. With offices in Michigan, California, Washington D.C., and Nevada, we forge strong relationships with corporations, small to medium-sized businesses, and leading universities across the country.

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