CEO Sangeeta Shah Panelist at Upcoming Women’s Law Caucus of MSU

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman CEO Sangeeta Shah will be participating in an Equity and Leadership Panel on September 15th for the Women’s Law Caucus at Michigan State University College of Law to discuss how to continue to foster equity and inclusion across the legal field.  

Achieving and sustaining equity and inclusion can look differently and be accomplished in many different ways especially within the various sectors of the legal system, from the legislature, judiciary, academia and private practice.  This panel will discuss the many perspectives on the topic as they celebrate women who have achieved leadership positions within the field. Included in the panel will also be Michigan State House of Representative Sarah Anthony, Michigan Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Clement, and Dean of Michigan State University College of Law, Linda Greene.

Sangeeta Shah is the CEO of Brooks Kushman, responsible for leading the firm’s Executive Committee. In addition to serving as the CEO, Sangeeta maintains an active docket as an IP practitioner with over 20 years of experience in managing patent portfolios, PTAB matters, patent litigation, and opinions. As an early leader in inter partes review proceedings, she remains at the forefront of post-grant practice. Drawing on her multi-faceted expertise, she has extensive experience successfully implementing enforcement programs that leverage the interplay of IPRs, reexaminations/reissues, strategic prosecution, and patent litigation—resulting in seminal PTAB, district and Federal Circuit decisions. Sangeeta works closely with several Fortune 500 clients for whom she provides strategic counseling and guidance on global intellectual property portfolios. Her patent expertise has resulted in national and international recognition from Managing IP, Best Lawyers, IAM, AIPLA, and the PTAB Bar Association.  She was recently named as a World’s Leading IP Strategist in the 2021 “IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists” guide.

Brooks Kushman has a powerful reputation within the legal community, made stronger under Sangeeta’s guidance. Her leadership has driven the firm and its dynamic team to refine mentoring and training programs, develop niche expertise in growth areas, and implement the latest client-centric technology and analytics tools. Due to her vision and strategic planning, Brooks Kushman has not only remained the largest IP firm in Michigan, but strengthened its client base outside of Michigan, attracting a myriad of clients in markets such as Silicon Valley, Chicago, Los Angeles, Germany, and Asia. Prior to becoming CEO, Sangeeta served as the firm’s Chief Diversity Officer. In that position, she developed and implemented a range of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives within and outside of the firm through outreach programs and partnerships.  Under her leadership, the firm was recognized in 2018 and 2019 by ChIPs and Diversity Lab as a national Honor Roll Firm for its dedication to advancing diversity and inclusion. Sangeeta also hosts the Breaking Mindsets Podcast where she interviews leaders who defy expectations and have accomplished great change in their field.

To join the panel at 7:00 PM EST on September 15, 2021, visit the link here: https://msu.zoom.us/j/95417870728 Meeting ID: 954 1787 0728 Passcode: 645901

About Brooks Kushman P.C.

Brooks Kushman P.C. is a premier intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm dedicated to the advancement and protection of innovations and brands that propel businesses around the world. With offices in Michigan and California, we work alongside corporations, small to medium-sized businesses, and leading universities to protect their intellectual property assets. Our attorneys have a broad range of experience in industries and technologies, including consumer electronics, manufacturing, medical device, computer technology, aerospace, chemicals, biotechnology, and retail.

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 www.BrooksKushman.com.