Presentations | 09/27/2018

Thomas Lewry and and Christopher Smith to Speak at Two Panels Focusing on Developments in Patents and Licensing

Team Contact: Thomas Lewry , Christopher Smith

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  • licensing
  • patent-litigation

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman shareholders Thomas Lewry and Christopher Smith are speaking at two panels hosted by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) in Irvine, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Both panels are called hACCess: Essential Developments in Patents and Licensing. During the panels, Lewry and Smith will discuss the challenges IP assets face to stay on top of trends in the rapidly changing legal landscape. They will focus on the evolving nature of IPRs, and how to leverage patent portfolios though licensing without excess risk.

Lewry has more than 30 years of intellectual property litigation experience and focuses his practice on intellectual property matters such as general business conflicts, including breach of contract, fraud, tortious interference, trade secret misappropriation, breach of fiduciary duty, and shareholder derivative matters. He also has extensive litigation experience in a variety of technology areas and tried cases relating to patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights in state and federal courts throughout the country.

Smith concentrates his practice on intellectual property litigation, with a primary emphasis on patent litigation. In addition to litigation, Smith is involved with the preparation of invalidity and infringement opinions and licensing disputes. He is experienced in a wide range of technologies including: (1) automotive, including infotainment; (2) medical devices; (3) internet, including content deliver networks; and (4) telecommunications, including fiber optics. He was also recently elected Vice Chair of the Intellectual Owner Association (IPO) IP Licensing Committee.

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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