David Berry Recognized for Patent Pro Bono Service by USPTO

Thursday, April 04, 2019

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. –Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce that attorney David Berry has been honored by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office with the Patent Pro Bono Achievement Certificate recognizing his work to support independent inventors and small businesses. Berry has provided 50 hours of services to financially under-resourced entrepreneurs in Michigan and in doing so has made substantial contributions to the Michigan IP community.

In 2018, Berry was also recognized by the State Bar of Michigan IP Section with the Excellence in Intellectual Property Award. This award is given to a single individual each year who has made substantial contributions to the Michigan IP community. Berry was nominated for the award by the IP Law Section Council and is only the fourth recipient of the honor.

Berry has over 18 years of experience as a practicing IP attorney and 15 years of experience as a law professor. He has had first-chair responsibility in patent jury and bench trials and appeals. Berry is an Adjunct Professor at Wayne State University Law School and is the Director of Wayne Law’s Patent Procurement Clinic, a USPTO-certified patent clinical program approved for student practice that provides patent legal services to low-income inventors in the Metro Detroit area. He is also Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Western Michigan University (WMU) - Cooley Law School, where he co-founded the WMU Graduate Program in Intellectual Property Law. He is also the principal instructor for Patent Resources Group’s national Patent Bar Review course, which prepares hundreds of practitioners each year to pass the USPTO’s registration examination.

David is a past chair of the State Bar of Michigan, Intellectual Property Law Section. He is a Founding Master of the Michigan Intellectual Property American Inn of Court, part of the Linn Inn Alliance, and formerly chaired the Steering Committee of the Michigan Patent Pro Bono Project, a regional pro bono resource created pursuant to the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. He also received INTA’s Volunteer Service Award in 2010.

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