Presentations | 07/11/2023

Rachel Smith Presented at ACC CCU 2023 in Minneapolis

Team Contact: Rachel Smith


Brooks Kushman Shareholder Rachel Smith recently spoke on a panel at the 2023 Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Corporate Counsel University event in Minneapolis. This three-day event was tailored for in-house lawyers in the Intellectual Property Panel. This panel, “Protecting Your Client’s IP” focused its discussion on various IP topics, including risks that in-house attorneys face on a day-to-day basis, how to best protect corporate assets and confidential information, and how to effectively handle threat letters.

Smith is a registered patent attorney and focuses primarily on domestic and foreign patent prosecution. Smith manages clients from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups. She has a deep understanding of various technologies in the mechanical and electrical arts. In particular, Smith has extensive experience prosecuting patent applications in consumer electronics, automotive, medical device, and network technologies. Her practice further includes drafting patentability, infringement, validity, and freedom to operate opinions. Smith also consults clients on open-source software license agreements. She works with clients to understand complex software licenses and copyright matters and has worked with the firm’s open-source team to perform software audits on complex systems.

About Brooks Kushman P.C.

Founded in 1983, Brooks Kushman P.C. has built a national reputation as a premier intellectual property and technology law firm. We accomplish this with the understanding that the most effective IP solutions come from putting great minds together—our clients and our own. With offices in Michigan, California, Washington D.C., and Nevada, we forge strong relationships with corporations, small to medium-sized businesses, and leading universities across the country.

Brooks Kushman counts a number of Fortune 100 Corporations across a variety of industries among its clients. Our attorneys have a deep understanding and broad range of experience in a variety of industries and technologies, including consumer electronics, manufacturing, medical device, computer technology, aerospace, chemicals, biotechnology, and retail. We are also recognized by leading legal publications and rankings, including, Best Lawyers, Law360, Intellectual Asset Management, Managing Intellectual Property, and World Trademark Review. For more information, please visit

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