SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Brooks Kushman Of Counsel David C. Berry has joined the Patent Resources Group Patent Bar Review program faculty. He joins attorneys from across the country to help practitioners prepare for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Registration Exam for Attorneys and Agents.
The Patent Bar Review course, conducted since 1969, is a comprehensive review of the law and procedures governing prosecution practice before the USPTO, including post-grant review proceedings. It is offered several times each year, with 2015 courses offered in Fort Worth, Boston, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Alexandria, Virginia, San Francisco and in an online format.
Berry’s has over 15 years of law practice experience focusing on patent litigation and intellectual property law in the business sector. He has represented clients in all phases of litigation, including pre-trial proceedings, bench and jury trials and appeals, including arguing before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Berry earned tenure at Western Michigan University - Cooley Law School, where he teaches graduate level courses in intellectual property law. He assisted in developing the school’s curriculum in intellectual property law, and developing special programs in intellectual property law for graduate students and practitioners. Berry also coordinated the school’s collaborations in entrepreneurship and economic development programs.
Berry is a council member and secretary/treasurer 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. He heads 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 served as a vice-chair of the International Trademark Association Academic Committee, and received the INTA’s Volunteer Service Award in 2010. He is a member of the Federal Circuit Bar Association, the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association, the Oakland County Bar Foundation, and the American Bar Association.
Berry earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan and graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School.
About Brooks Kushman P.C.
Brooks Kushman is a leading intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm with offices across the nation, and represents clients nationally and internationally with respect to protection, enforcement and monetization of IP, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. The firm has more than 90 intellectual property professionals specializing in various technical disciplines, and has a reputation for providing leading IP counseling with a focus on the business objectives of their clients.
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.