Press Releases | 01/23/2017

Brooks Kushman Welcomes Richard J. Cantor, Expands Patent Prosecution Practice

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. –  Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce that Richard J. Cantor has joined the firm’s growing patent prosecution practice.

Richard’s practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of domestic and foreign patent applications in the computer software, electrical and mechanical arts. His practice extends beyond patent prosecution and includes infringement analysis and the preparation of patentability and freedom to operate opinions. He has extensive experience with a variety of technologies, including aviation, automotive, electronic products, computer systems and network/data storage.

Prior to joining Brooks Kushman, Cantor spent the last three years practicing intellectual property law in Cincinnati, Ohio. Richard’s experience also includes a summer externship with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He holds a Juris Doctor from Indiana University, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Michigan State University and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering: Systems from the University of Michigan, where he focused his studies on signal processing and communications.

About Brooks Kushman P.C.
Brooks Kushman P.C. 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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