Presentations | 05/26/2015

Brooks Kushman Shareholder to Present at ICLE Entrepreneurial Law Institute

  • Patent Prosecution

SOUTHFIELD, MI – Brooks Kushman Shareholder Kristin Murphy will present during the Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s (ICLE) Entrepreneurial Law Institute on May 29, 2015 in Detroit.

Murphy will discuss the importance of developing a strong patent portfolio and the mistakes to avoid when approaching and developing a patent strategy.

Murphy’s practice encompasses all aspects of intellectual property.  She advises companies of all sizes on the development of their patent and trademark portfolios, brand enforcement and patent litigation. She also counsels companies, venture capitalists, and investors by helping them evaluate the viability of patent portfolio assets and properly understand the strengths and weaknesses of those assets, which enables them to make critical investment decisions.

Murphy holds a Juris Doctor from the University of New Hampshire and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Western New England University, where she is a member of the Board of Trustees.

She also serves as the immediate past president of the Women’s Bar Association of Oakland County, president of the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association and is a member of the advisory council of The Pink Fund, a Michigan-based charity aiding women and men battling breast cancer.

The Entrepreneurial Law Institute was developed to help attorneys, accountants, investors and entrepreneurs capitalize on the business opportunities surrounding Michigan’s expanding entrepreneurial community. The event includes presentations on a variety of topics affecting new businesses and startups including IP protection, funding, tax consequences and more.

About Brooks Kushman P.C.
Brooks Kushman P.C. is a leading intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm with offices across the nation, 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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