Erin`s practice involves counseling domestic and international clients from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies on their intellectual property portfolios, with a focus on obtaining domestic and foreign patents and handling patent prosecution procedures. Her practice also includes patentability investigations, infringement and right-to-use analysis, and intellectual...
Erin`s practice involves counseling domestic and international clients from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies on their intellectual property portfolios, with a focus on obtaining domestic and foreign patents and handling patent prosecution procedures. Her practice also includes patentability investigations, infringement and right-to-use analysis, and intellectual property transactions and licensing agreements, trademark, trade dress, and copyright issues.
Erin has an expansive understanding of various mechanical and electomechanical technologies. In particular, she has experience representing clients and protecting intellectual property rights in the alternative energy, medical device, automotive technology, optics and lighting, aviation technology, and personal care product industries, among others.
Erin brings nearly a decade of engineering experience to her law practice. During this time, Erin gained technical experience in a broad range of positions including product design, manufacturing, program management and technical sales. These experiences provide Erin with an expansive understanding of broad range of technologies such as solar power, plastic injection molding, and complex automotive sensors and control systems. While working for major international companies, Erin`s involvement extended beyond daily engineering activities and crossed international boundaries. For example, Erin managed the development of advanced components from a network of global facilities and coordinated with foreign subsidiaries to design and manufacture products for international programs.
Prior to joining Brooks Kushman, Erin worked at an intellectual property firm, as well as in the legal department of an automotive original equipment manufacturer. She also studied international patent law at the Max Plank Institute in Munich. While in Munich, Erin learned about the patent process at the European Patent Office and met with the intellectual property departments of several international companies.
This combination of diverse experiences provides Erin with an excellent understanding of the many aspects of intellectual property. Moreover, Erin`s experience gives her insight into the intellectual property management challenges for both domestic and international companies in today`s global marketplace.
When she is not at the office, you are most likely to find Erin on the water paddle boarding, waterskiing, wake surfing, kiteboarding, or pretty much any water sport. She also enjoys travelling, and her goal is to visit a new country every year.
Practice Areas & Industries
J.D., Wayne State University Law School, cum laude
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, cum laude
State Bar of Michigan
Federal Bar Association
Oakland County Bar Association
Women Lawyer Association of Michigan
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman recently held an event for Cadettes of the Girl Scouts of Southeast Michigan (GSSEM) to help them earn their IP Patch in partnership with Intellectual Property Owners Educational Foundation and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The event took place at the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) Regional Outreach Center, located at...
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – In partnership with the Girl Scouts of Southeast Michigan (GSSEM), Intellectual Property Owners Educational Foundation and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Brooks Kushman recently held an event for Cadettes of the GSSEM to earn their IP Patch. The event took place at the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) Regional Outreach Center, located at 300...
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman, Michigan’s largest intellectual property (IP) law firm, will host the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s (AIPLA) 2015 Cross-Country Women in IP Networking Event for the Detroit region. This is the fourth year that Brooks Kushman will host the event, which will take place May 21 from 6-9 p.m. at MEX...
Southfield, Mich. - Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce that Erin Bowles, Molly Crandall, Brian Doughty, John Rondini, Christopher Smith, and Martin Sultanahave all been promoted to Shareholders of the firm. Erin Bowles focuses her practice on domestic and foreign patent prosecution. Her practice also includes patentability investigations, infringement and right-to-use analysis and IP transactions and...
Brooks Kushman To Host Detroit Event for Women in Intellectual Property as part of AIPLA International Women`s Networking Event May 2
Southfield, Mich., May 1, 2012 – Intellectual property law firm Brooks Kushman P.C. is pleased to host the Detroit regional meeting for the 2012 American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Cross-Country Women in IP Networking Event. The event will be held simultaneously on May 2, 2012 in key markets throughout...
Oakland County Legal News On Thursday, April 30th, Brooks Kushman hosted its inaugural "Women Helping Women" networking event at the Susanne Hilberry Gallery in Ferndale to aid the endeavors of two local charities: Jackets for Job and Simon House. The event not only supported women-owned businesses (it was held at a...
SAS Institute Inc. v. Lee, No. 16-969 (U.S. May 22, 2017). On May 22, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court granted review in the first patent case accepted for the October 2017 term. The Court granted certiorari to review whether the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s practice of determining the patentability of...
Featured, “Ford Wins More Hybrid Vehicle Patent Appeal Board Reviews,” Law360, November 2015
Featured, “USPTO Rules for Ford in Dispute Over Hybrid Vehicle Tech,” Law360, September 2015
Co-Author, “PTAB Remains Consistent from Institution to Final Decision in First Group of IPR’s Decided Together, Offering Important Lessons for Practitioners,” Law360, March 2014
Panel Speaker, “Practical Tips in US Prosecution,” Intellectual Property Resources’ Best Practices in Intellectual Property Conference, May 2016
Speaker, “12 Intellectual Property Mistakes & How To Avoid Them,” Brooks Kushman Lunch & Learn, November 2013