Press Releases | 04/23/2018

Brooks Kushman Shareholder to Speak at IP Counsel Café Annual Silicon Valley Conference; Four Shareholders to Attend

Team Contact: John LeRoy , Isaac Slutsky , Rachel Smith , Martin Sultana

  • open-source-management

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman shareholder John LeRoy will be speaking on a panel at IP Counsel Café is hosting their Annual Silicon Valley Conference in Palo Alto. LeRoy’s panel will focus on recent developments, security concerns, and best practices for ensuring compliance with Open Source Software. IP Counsel Café is a conference that focuses on how to create and protect IP in in a constantly globalizing marketplace. The agenda will also cover emerging technology, collective licensing as an alternative to litigation, trade secrets, new leadership in the USPTO and more.

With over 15 years of software, patent and copyright litigation experience, LeRoy was recognized for his IP management 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. He was also recently recognized as Michigan IP Litigator of the Year.

Shareholders Isaac Slutsky, Rachel Smith, and Martin Sultana will also be in attendance.

For more information about the conference, the rest of the programming, and to register click here.

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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