Presentations | 05/02/2018

Brooks Kushman Shareholder to Speak on IP Panel at Automotive Legal Summit

Team Contact: John LeRoy

  • Licensing
  • Automotive
  • frand
  • licensing
  • patent-litigation

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – IAM is hosting Auto IP USA in Detroit, a one-day event that will provide content-led programming and in-depth discussions with IP experts and key players across the auto industry. Topics include tactics to help you succeed in the constantly shifting patent landscape, the connection between Silicon Valley and Detroit, patent defense strategies, IP in the supply chain, and upcoming IP challenges in 2020 and beyond.

Brooks Kushman shareholder John LeRoy will be speaking on a panel at the event focusing on IP trends patent defense strategies, and patent licensing including standard essential patents and “FRAND licensing.” The panel will also cover how the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) impacts litigation strategies, United States and global litigation trends, trends in technology licensing and the need for standards, updates on standard-essential licensing and FRAND, the use of defensive platforms for protection, and the view of the patent landscape from Europe and Asia.

With over 15 years of software patent, trade secret, and copyright litigation experience, LeRoy is recognized for his IP management strategies and work in the courtroom. He 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, and has been working with corporations to navigate the proper use of open source software in today’s products. With respect to SEP/FRAND licensing, John works with automotive OEMs and suppliers to address licensing standard essential patents for wireless communication technology. LeRoy has also been recognized for his history of success in federal courts nationwide, and was recently named as Michigan IP Litigator of the Year.

For more information about the presentation, the rest of the programming, and to register for the event 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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