Brooks Kushman President Discusses Patent Litigation in Crain’s Detroit Business

Monday, June 22, 2015

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman President Mark Cantor was featured in Crain’s Detroit Business June 20, 2015 article, “While IP-focused firms shed attorneys, general practice firms hold steady or beef up.”

In the article, Cantor discusses the recent slowdown in patent litigation, stemming from recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings and legislation that make patent lawsuits riskier if the facts and law behind them aren’t airtight.

According to Cantor, “I think what's really happened is (court) cases have been stayed, and patent litigation hours are just being shifted to the (inter partes review) stage while everyone figures out their effectiveness as a tool. And the change will probably be correcting itself in maybe two years as many of the disputes come out of the patent office and back into court."

Cantor is one of the founders of Brooks Kushman, and has been instrumental in the firm’s growth. He is co-chair of the Brooks Kushman litigation practice, focusing on complex litigation matters in all technology areas in his practice.

The full article can be found on the Crain’s website here.