Media Coverage | 01/27/2010

Protecting Innovation in America: Brooks Kushman Ranked as a Top IP Firm by Fortune 100 Companies

Team Contact: John Halan , Mark Cantor


Brooks Kushman P.C. – a leading intellectual property (IP) and commercial law firm – has been ranked among the nation`s top IP law firms as selected by Fortune 100 companies (the top 100 companies, by revenue, in the United States) according to IP Law & Business magazine. Brooks Kushman was listed among the top 36 firms on the overall list and among the top 30 firms on the patent prosecution list.
According to IP Law & Business, the magazine analyzed which law firms did the most IP litigation and patent prosecution work for Fortune 100 companies in 2008. To earn a spot on the list, a firm had to be cited by at least three companies for doing litigation work, four companies for doing prosecution work or five companies between the two categories.
“It`s a remarkable honor to be listed among the top IP law firms in the United States,” said Mark Cantor, president, Brooks Kushman. “This recognition emphasizes our continued dedication to meet and exceed our clients` needs though our personal, strategic counsel, cost-effective billing structure and experienced team of uniquely specialized legal professionals.”
According to Cantor, this commitment has helped Brooks Kushman grow and expand despite the down economy. For example, the firm`s trademark practice has grown on a national level at a pace of 25 percent over the past 15 months. This can be attributed in part to the firm`s unique billing structure, which allows Brooks Kushman to offer top professional service rates that can be as much as two-thirds less than its East and West coast competitors.
“We are a national firm with offices in Michigan and Los Angeles and clients everywhere in between,” said John Halan, shareholder and marketing manager, Brooks Kushman. “Our Midwest rates, combined with our attorneys` extensive depth of knowledge in all areas of IP law, allow us to meet our clients` needs and budgets.”
In addition, Brooks Kushman ensures its clients` unique needs are met by employing attorneys with various levels of technical experience and backgrounds – from mechanical and electrical engineering, to biotech and pharmaceutical, to software, aerospace and many other technical disciplines. This way, teams of attorneys can be assembled based on experience and expertise, providing the client with the best, most cost-effective legal counsel possible.

Founded in 1983 by five intellectual property (IP) attorneys, Brooks Kushman P.C. is a leading IP and commercial law firm based in Southfield, Michigan with offices across the nation. Since its inception, the firm has grown significantly, gaining a reputation both nationally and internationally as a leader in providing cutting-edge, timely and cost-effective IP counseling.
Brooks Kushman counts four 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 100, according to IP Law & Business. For more information, visit

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