Presentations | 05/31/2022

Rachel Smith Presenting at ACC CCU 2022 in Nashville


Brooks Kushman Shareholder Rachel Smith  will be speaking on a panel at the 2022 Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Corporate Counsel University event in Nashville. This three-day event happening on June 19-21 is tailored for in-house lawyers and provides continuing education across multiple disciplines. Rachel will participate in the Intellectual Property Panel, titled, “Protecting Your Client’s IP.” This panel will focus 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.

In addition to the continuing education, this year ACC partnered with Clean the World for this event. Attendees will construct Hygiene Build Kits onsite and the kits will be donated to a local non-profit who will provide them to those who need it the most.

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.

To learn more about this event, visit the event page here.

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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