Brooks Kushman Hosts Intellectual Property Presentations at Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – To help start-up companies understand the importance and value of intellectual property (IP), Brooks Kushman Shareholders Frank Angileri and Sangeeta Shah will host an IP panel at the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition, which the firm is also sponsoring.

Angileri and Shah`s panel will take place on November 6, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. They will cover the importance of forming an IP strategy, conducting a thorough prior art search and filing patent applications.

“A good IP strategy is crucial and it`s far too often overlooked by up and coming businesses,” said Angileri. “We are looking forward to speaking with the innovators at the competition to make sure that they make informed decisions when it comes to their money and technology.”

In addition to the IP panel, Brooks Kushman Patent Attorney Jeremy Hargis will host a presentation on the importance of performing a basic patent search. During his presentation, Hargis will share strategies for start-ups to perform thorough patent searches on their own to better understand the patent landscape and their technology.

The Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition is an international business competition designed to highlight Michigan as a robust and vibrant venue for innovation and business opportunity. The competition honors the best and brightest early-stage entrepreneurs and rewards them with more than $1 million in cash and in-kind prizes. The event takes place Nov. 4 to Nov. 6 in Detroit. For more information about the competition, visit www.acceleratemichigan.org.

About Brooks Kushman:
Brooks Kushman P.C. is a leading intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm with offices across the nation, representing clients nationally and internationally. The firm has more than 80 intellectual property professionals specializing in various technical disciplines. Brooks Kushman has a reputation for providing leading IP strategy and counseling with a focus on the business objectives of its clients and represents clients across many industries with respect to protection, enforcement and monetization of IP, including patents, trademarks, copyright and trade secrets.

Brooks Kushman counts a number of Fortune 100 companies across a variety of industries among its clients. The firm is recognized by a number of leading legal publications and rankings, including Corporate Counsel magazine, U.S. News & World Report, IP Law & Business magazine and the Law360.com organization. For more information, please visit www.BrooksKushman.com.