Press Releases | 03/19/2018

Brooks Kushman Shareholder Recognized as Michigan IP Litigator of the Year

Team Contact: John LeRoy

  • IP Litigation
  • open-source-management
  • patent-litigation

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce that Managing Intellectual Property has recognized Shareholder John LeRoy as Michigan’s Outstanding IP Litigator of the Year. This award is based on rigorous and impartial research, as well as nominations from both within an attorney’s firm and from outside competitive firms.

With over 15 years of software and electrical patent litigation experience, LeRoy was awarded for his brilliant litigation strategies and work in the courtroom. LeRoy leverages his electrical engineering and legal background to create efficient solutions to complex legal issues in the computer industry. He also started the firm’s Open Source Software Compliance practice, where he has been working with corporations to navigate the proper use of open source software in today’s products. He has been recognized for his commitment to pro bono service and his history of success in federal courts nationwide.

“John truly deserves this recognition. He is an incredibly successful litigator due to his dedication to his clients’ business interests, and his creative problem-solving approach to complex issues,” said Brooks Kushman President Mark Cantor. “His commitment to the legal profession and to expanding our practice into new emerging areas has been crucial to the development of the firm. We are very proud to see John honored as Michigan’s IP Litigator of the Year.”

The award is given each year during the publication’s Americas Awards dinner. Brooks Kushman members attended the ceremony honoring the recognized attorneys in New York City on March 15, 2018.

About Brooks Kushman P.C.
Brooks Kushman P.C. is a leading intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm, 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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