Press Releases | 09/20/2021

Brooks Kushman Welcomes New Technical Specialists Marla Spain and Yasmeen Moradshahi

  • Patent Prosecution

SOUTHFIELD, Michigan– Brooks Kushman is excited to welcome Marla Spain, Ph.D., and Yasmeen Moradshahi as our newest Technical Specialists. Both are incredibly knowledgeable in their field of specialty, and we are thrilled to have them on our team!

Marla Spain, Ph.D., is a technical specialist who focuses her practice on patent prosecution support in the life sciences practices. Spain has an in-depth background in molecular biology and genetics. Prior to joining the firm, Spain was a research associate at Wayne State University School of Medicine Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics, where she worked to understand the molecular mechanisms of retinal degeneration and regeneration. Spain earned her Ph.D. in Biological and Biomedical Sciences from Oakland University. Her thesis focused on the basics of gene regulation, specifically understanding how chromatin remodeling factors regulate gene expression.

Yasmeen Moradshahi is a driven specialist in electrical engineering. She focuses her practice on patent prosecution support. Prior to joining the firm, Moradshahi was working at a large automotive company receiving hands-on experience in the manufacturing controls simulation lab, diesel launch team, and working on patent profiling in the IP department. She received her bachelor’s in electrical engineering from Kettering University.

About Brooks Kushman P.C.

Brooks Kushman P.C. is a premier intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm dedicated to the advancement and protection of innovations and brands that propel businesses around the world. With offices in Michigan and California, we work alongside corporations, small to medium sized businesses, and leading universities to protect their intellectual property assets. Our attorneys have a broad range of experience in industries and technologies, including consumer electronics, manufacturing, medical device, computer technology, aerospace, chemicals, biotechnology, and retail.

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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