Brooks Kushman Attorneys Discuss Firm Partnership With Patent Clinic in Michigan Lawyers Weekly Article

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder Michael MacCallum and Of Counsel David Berry were quoted in a Michigan Lawyers Weekly August 28, 2018 article, “Patent clinic helps low-income inventors.” The article discusses Brooks Kushman’s new partnership with Wayne State University Law School’s Patent Procurement Clinic.

In the article, Berry discusses how the new official partnership between Brooks Kushman and Wayne State Law School will get the entire firm involved with the Patent Procurement Clinic. This will benefit the clients at the clinic because they will have access to attorneys with a wide-range of technical experience. According to MacCallum, another benefit of the new partnership is that the clinic will be able to continue to help the clients year-round, and not have to worry about gaps in service during school breaks. MacCallum said that the clinic "turned into a machine of being able to help out real clients in the area [... and connect them] with students who have the desire of this being what they want to do.”

Berry serves as part-time faculty and Patent Procurement Clinic Director, and MacCallum serves as the Clinic’s Supervisor. The Clinic program includes the Patent Procurement Clinic and Advanced Patent Procurement Clinic courses, in which students learn practical skills for representing inventors before the USPTO. Berry and MacCallum, who are both registered patent attorneys, supervise all of the Clinic’s patent services provided by upper-level Wayne Law students with backgrounds in engineering or science.

Click here to learn more about the Patent Procurement Clinic, or how to receive services.

The full article can be found on the Michigan Lawyers Weekly website here.