Brooks Kushman’s Abbatt to Discuss Strategies for Protecting Medical IP at 12th Annual New Cardiovascular Horizons Conference

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., May 24, 2011 – To help members of the medical community better protect their ideas and inventions, Brooks Kushman law firm's William G. Abbatt will present “Protecting Your Patent Ideas as a Doctor” during the 12th Annual New Cardiovascular Horizons Conference (NCVH) in New Orleans from June 1 to 4. Abbatt, a shareholder and registered patent attorney, is slated to present on Saturday, June 4. This is the second consecutive year that Abbatt has been asked to speak at the NCVH conference.

During the presentation, Abbatt, an experienced counselor, litigator and educator in all aspects of patent law, will discuss the strategies, challenges and pitfalls medical professionals need to know when bringing a product or technology to market. Specifically, Abbatt will explain how patents might touch a medical doctor and the doctor`s practice, discuss the importance of patenting an idea in the medical industry and provide an overview of the sensitivity involved with intellectual property (IP) issues.

“With more than 25 years as a patent attorney, I know first-hand the importance of obtaining the appropriate legal protection for inventions,” Abbatt said. “I look forward to discussing some of the top concerns and strategies that the medical community should consider when looking to bring an innovation to the market.”

With an active practice in all aspects of IP law, Abbatt has extensive hands-on experience in defining and protecting inventions. He has a special affinity for working with small and mid-sized emerging entities whose value can be enhanced by effective management of IP. Considered a tough and experienced litigator, he strives to generate beneficial results for his clients through effective patent prosecution and licensing strategies.

About Brooks Kushman
Founded in 1983 by five intellectual property (IP) attorneys, Brooks Kushman P.C. is a leading IP and commercial law firm based in Southfield, Mich. with offices across the nation. Since its inception, the firm has grown to approximately 70 lawyers and patent agents, gaining a reputation both nationally and internationally as a leader in providing cutting-edge, timely and cost-effective IP counseling.

Brooks Kushman counts six U.S. Fortune 100 companies among its clients and is often recognized by peers and leading trade publications. Brooks Kushman is a Go-To Law Firm® selected by the top 500 companies, according to Corporate Counsel magazine; a “Best at Client Focus” firm, according to large and Fortune 1000 companies surveyed by The BTI Consulting Group; and one of the top IP firms selected by the Fortune 250, according to IP Law & Business. For more information, visit brookslaw.wpengine.com.

About NCVH
NCVH works to bring together key disciplines to focus on a team approach to total cardiovascular care in patients with Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) and Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI). The conference is the highlight educational program of the South Louisiana Clinical Research Foundation, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. Each year, on average, the conference assembles 1,600 attendees and 100 exhibitors, and offers 26 live interventional cases, more than six case transmission sites, more than 250 scientific lectures and 200 faculty, including clinicians considered preeminent in the field of medicine. For additional information, including the full NCVH conference agenda, please visit: www.ncvhonline.com.