Press Releases | 05/14/2014

Brooks Kushman to host AIPLA Women in IP Networking Event

Team Contact: Sangeeta Shah


SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – To support and foster the growth of women in the intellectual property (IP) field, Brooks Kushman is hosting the American Intellectual Property Law Association`s (AIPLA) “2014 Cross-Country Women in IP Networking Event” for the Detroit region.

This marks the third year that Brooks Kushman has hosted the event, which supports and fosters the growth of women in the intellectual property (IP) field. The event will take place Thursday, May 22 at the Skyline Club in Southfield.

The Detroit reception is part of a simultaneous 31-city event that brings together women in the IP law arena. The event will include a professional development session with Elizabeth Joliffe, a benchmark coach that focuses on helping attorneys achieve their goals by increasing their revenue and productivity, improving work-life balance and advancing within their firms.

“I am proud to be part of a firm that focuses on providing great opportunities for women to advance in their practices,” said Sangeeta G. Shah, Shareholder and Chief Diversity Officer of Brooks Kushman. “This event and the professional development session will be a great opportunity for women in the IP field to connect with their peers, improve their practice and gain insights on how to achieve work-life balance.”

As part of its diversity effort, Brooks Kushman`s Women`s Initiative provides a supportive and strategic framework for the firm`s 18 women IP professionals to develop their practices and enhance career growth in a collaborative manner. Brooks Kushman`s Women`s Initiative replicates the efforts of the AIPLA Women in IP Law Committee at the firm-level.

The AIPLA Women in IP Law Committee works to facilitate the practice of IP law by women through educational events, networking and mentoring, including a nationwide networking dinner for women in IP law to help connect women in key geographic areas and empower and foster successful professional relationships.

About Brooks Kushman P.C.
Brooks Kushman 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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