Presentations | 02/07/2019

Erin Bowles and Isheeta Patel to Present a Workshop on IP Basics for Entrepreneurs and Start Ups for MichBio

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman attorneys Erin Bowles and Isheeta Patel are presenting a workshop called “Intellectual Property 101: A Roadmap to IP Protection” in partnership with MichBio, an organization that works to promote the growth of the bio industry in Michigan by being a source for information, advocacy and resources.

The presentation will focus on intellectual property basics for entrepreneurs and start ups and is meant to lay the groundwork for future MichBio workshops that will delve deeper into different aspects of obtaining and protecting intellectual property rights.

Bowles is a shareholder at Brooks Kushman and focuses her practice on counseling clients on their intellectual property portfolios, with a focus on obtaining domestic and foreign patents and handling patent prosecution procedures. She worked as an engineer for nearly a decade before starting her career in law, and uses her industry experience and technical expertise to inform her expansive understanding of a broad range of technologies such as solar power, plastic injection molding, and complex automotive sensors and control systems. Bowles is committed to promoting STEM initiatives for young women, and regularly volunteers with the Girl Scouts of Southeast Michigan to help Girl Scouts earn their IP patch.

Patel is a registered patent attorney and focuses her practice on the preparation and prosecution of domestic patent applications in the chemical engineering and materials arts. She also counsels clients on their patent portfolios and assists in making business strategic decisions involving intellectual property. Isheeta is active in promoting diversity in the legal profession. Outside of Brooks Kushman, she is President of the South Asian Bar Association (SABA) of Michigan and is currently serving on the Board of Director’s for SABA North America. She also recently served as Brooks Kushman’s 2018 Pathfinder with the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.

For more information about the workshop and to register 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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