Press Releases | 07/28/2011

Brooks Kushman’s Stasa Included on Top Patent Prosecutors List


Less than two percent of all registered patent attorneys are honored with this designation 

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., July 28, 2011Benjamin C. Stasa, patent attorney, Brooks Kushman, has been named a Top Patent Prosecutor by Patent Buddy and the Patent Research Review. Stasa joins the top two percent of the approximately 30,000 registered patent attorneys that have been honored with this designation.

According to the listing, Top Patent Prosecutors are selected via a three-part process that identifies attorneys who have achieved a reputation among their peers for high quality work and counseling skills in patent application preparation and prosecution. The nominations are sorted by various geographical regions and general technology categories. The 2011 list was published in a recent issue of Patent Research Review, as well as on the Patent Buddy website.

“We are proud of Ben`s recent addition to the Top Patent Prosecutors list, as we agree that his superior work and client service places him in the top tier of patent attorneys,” said Mark A. Cantor, president, Brooks Kushman. “Ben`s collaborative approach to client interaction, combined with his deep understanding of communications technology, make his inclusion well warranted.”

As an associate at Brooks Kushman`s Southfield, Mich. office, Stasa prepares, prosecutes and advises on patents in the areas of software, computer organization, networks, solid state electronics, electronic circuits and communications. He currently represents three Fortune 100 companies and recently attracted one of the firm`s first energy storage clients.

Stasa earned a juris doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor. He also obtained a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Michigan, a M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Oakland University in Rochester, Mich., as well as a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Wayne State University in Detroit. Additionally, he has pursued postgraduate studies in computer and information science at the University of Michigan.

A registered patent attorney and member of the State Bar of Michigan and Federal District Court of the Eastern District of Michigan, Stasa is also a member of the San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association.

Founded in 1983 by five intellectual property (IP) attorneys, Brooks Kushman P.C. is a leading IP and commercial law firm based in Southfield, Mich. with offices across the nation. Since its inception, the firm has grown to approximately 70 lawyers and patent agents, gaining a reputation both nationally and internationally as a leader in providing cutting-edge, timely and cost-effective IP counseling.

Brooks Kushman counts six U.S. Fortune 100 companies among its clients and is often recognized by peers and leading trade publications. Brooks Kushman is: a Go-To Law Firm® selected by the top 500 companies, according to Corporate Counsel magazine; a “Best at Client Focus” firm, according to large and Fortune 1000 companies surveyed by The BTI Consulting Group; and one of the top IP firms selected by the Fortune 250, according to IP Law & Business. For more information, visit

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