Brooks Kushman Shareholder Martin Sultana featured in Crain’s Detroit Business

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Southfield, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder Martin Sultana was featured in Crain’s Detroit Business’ August 21, 2016 article “Bringing tech, auto players together over smart cars could raise risk of patent litigation.”

In the article, Sultana discusses the use of joint development agreements between automotive OEMs and tech companies.

"The perception is always that the auto companies better be on the lookout because of Apple and Google," Sultana said. "What they fail to realize is that Silicon Valley needs the auto industry just as much as the auto industry needs Silicon Valley. Working together, nicely, provides a significant advantage to getting autonomous vehicles out in the marketplace."

Sultana has over 10 years of intellectual property experience, focusing on a variety of IP matters including patents and license agreements. He represents clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to sole inventors, and assists them in all aspects of IP protection. He holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit Mercy, Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from Wayne State University and Bachelor of Science in Electrical/Computer Engineering from Wayne State University.

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