Presentations | 09/11/2018

Brooks Kushman Shareholder to Speak at SDL Developer Conference in Los Angeles

Team Contact: John LeRoy

  • Automotive
  • Autonomous and Mobility Technology
  • open-source-management

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman shareholder John LeRoy spoke at the Smart Device Link (SDL) Developer Conference & Hackathon in Los Angeles, CA. His presentation focused on the open source and intellectual property (IP) issues that need to be considered while developing connected cars. The SDL Developer Conference & Hackathon was attended by leading automakers, connected car suppliers, and developers. The purpose of the conference is to prepare attendees for the changes impacting the quickly evolving auto industry, specifically connected and autonomous vehicles.

With over 15 years of software, patent and copyright litigation experience, LeRoy is 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.



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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