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John E. Nemazi

Shareholder, Co-Chair Patent Prosecution

Michigan, Washington D.C. OfficeP (248) 226-2730

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With over 30 years of experience, John serves as the Co-Chair of Brooks Kushman`s patent prosecution group. His practice includes all aspects of domestic and foreign patent prosecution.

John has a deep understanding of various technologies, which he utilizes to protect his client`s intellectual property rights.... see more >

With over 30 years of experience, John serves as the Co-Chair of Brooks Kushman`s patent prosecution group. His practice includes all aspects of domestic and foreign patent prosecution.

John has a deep understanding of various technologies, which he utilizes to protect his client`s intellectual property rights. He works with small and medium sized companies to Fortune 500 corporations on the development and management of patent portfolios.

A company in search of opportunities in new markets often looks for ways to produce a product that competes with products already on the market. John facilitates such efforts by assessing the existing technology and producing a “patent map” that sets forth the market participants and their patent coverage. In this regard, John helps manufacturers find paths to market by designing around existing inventions.

By providing a cross-disciplinary mix of design, legal, and strategic advice at an early stage in the product development process, John helps companies avoid spending research and development money needlessly on “false starts” that ultimately cannot be commercialized. And importantly, John`s services can significantly reduce the time required to take a product from conception to production.

In addition to his strategic design counsel, John is also involved with the firm`s Post Grant Proceedings practice were he counsels clients regarding reexaminations, Inter Partes Review proceedings and Covered Business Method proceedings.

John also advises clients with “freedom to operate” opinions, ensuring that existing patents will not impede a proposed technology. He also analyzes patented products to provide advice on the patent`s claim coverage—along with advice on how to produce a product that will not infringe those claims, perhaps with enhanced functionality or at a lower cost.

Prior to joining the firm, John worked on the General Motors engineering staff as a project engineer in the company`s Advanced Product Engineering Department. He later entered private practice, working on a wide variety of matters, including prosecution, product design, technology licensing, and litigation surrounding mechanical technology, engine controls, and manufacturing processes. < see less

Education

J.D., Detroit College of Law

M.S., Business Administration, Wayne State University

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, General Motors Institute

Intellectual Property Owner’s Association

Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association

State Bar of Michigan

“IAM Patent 1000 Recommended Individual,” Intellectual Asset Management, 2014 – 2015

“Top Lawyer,” DBusiness Magazine, 2013, 2016

Michigan Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property, 2007-2013, 2015

Best Lawyers in America, 2017

  • Brooks Kushman Named Among the Top 100 Patent Firms in the United States
    Monday, February 20, 2017

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman has been ranked among the Top 100 Patent Firms in the United States based on an objective measurement of firm performance in front of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by Juristat, a data visualization and patent analytics company. Juristat based its analysis of over 7 million patent applications...

  • Brooks Kushman Ranked in the 2017 Best Law Firms List; Eight Attorneys Ranked as Best Lawyers
    Monday, November 21, 2016

    Southfield, Mich.,- Brooks Kushman is proud to announce the firm has been ranked in the 2017 edition of U.S. News and World Report-Best Lawyers list of Best Law Firms and Best Lawyers. Brooks Kushman holds a tier one ranking in IP litigation, patent litigation, patent law and trademark law in Detroit, as well...

  • Five Brooks Kushman Lawyers Named To 2017 Top Lawyers List
    Monday, November 21, 2016

    Southfield, Mich.–Brooks Kushman P.C. is pleased to announce that five attorneys have been recognized as “2017 Top Lawyers” by DBusiness magazine. The annual list honors the top attorneys in the metro Detroit area in various areas of practice. The complete list of Brooks Kushman attorneys honored as “2017 Top Lawyers” follows: Mark...

  • Eight Brooks Kushman Lawyers Named To 2016 Super Lawyers List; Eight Attorneys Honored As Rising Stars
    Thursday, September 15, 2016

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce that several of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2016 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list for their work in intellectual property law. The annual listing honors outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer...

  • Brooks Kushman Congratulates 7 Attorneys Named as 2017 Best Lawyers In America
    Wednesday, August 17, 2016

    Southfield, Mich. -Brooks Kushman President Mark Cantor, and Shareholders Frank Angileri, Marc Lorelli, John LeRoy, Elizabeth Janda, Thomas Lewry and John Nemazi have been selected for inclusion in the 23rd edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Brooks Kushman attorneys were recognized as 2017 Best Lawyers across a variety of intellectual property (IP) practice areas, including: Mark Cantor – IP Litigation,...

  • Brooks Kushman Recognized as Gold-Standard Firm in Patent 1000 Listing for Third Consecutive Year
    Monday, June 06, 2016

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – For the third consecutive year, Brooks Kushman has been listed as a gold-standard patent firm in Intellectual Asset Management’s (IAM) annual Patent 1000 guide. The Patent 1000 recognizes the world’s top patent law firms and practitioners in key jurisdictions. Of six Michigan firms listed in the directory,...

  • Fifteen Brooks Kushman Attorneys Named 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
    Wednesday, September 09, 2015

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce that several of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list for their work in intellectual property law. The annual listing honors outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a...

  • Brooks Kushman Named One of the Most Active Firms at the PTAB During the First Half of 2015
    Monday, August 31, 2015

    Southfield, Mich. – Brooks Kushman was named as one of the most active firms in the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in a special report published by Managing IP during the first half of 2015. In addition to the firm’s listing, four of the firm’s attorneys were listed in...

  • Brooks Kushman Recognized as Michigan's only Gold-Standard Firm in Patent 1000 Listing
    Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – For the second consecutive year, Brooks Kushman has been listed as a gold-standard patent firm in Intellectual Asset Management’s (IAM) annual Patent 1000 guide. The Patent 1000 recognizes the world’s top patent law firms and practitioners in key jurisdictions. Of five Michigan firms listed in the directory,...

  • Brooks Kushman Earns Gold Honors in Patent 1000 Listing
    Monday, June 09, 2014

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman, intellectual property and technology law firm, is now listed in Intellectual Asset Management`s (IAM) annual Patent 1000, a guide that recognizes the world`s top patent law firms and practitioners in key jurisdictions. The 2014 IAM Patent 1000 issue marks the first time any firms from...

  • Twelve Brooks Kushman Attorneys Selected as DBusiness “Top Lawyers” for 2013
    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

    Southfield, Mich., October 16, 2012 – Intellectual property law firm Brooks Kushman P.C. is proud to announce that 12 of the firm`s attorneys have been recognized as “2013 Top Lawyers” by DBusiness magazine. The annual list honors the top attorneys in the metro Detroit area in various areas of practice....

  • Brooks Kushman Attorneys Honored by Michigan Super Lawyers in Intellectual Property
    Monday, November 07, 2011

    Southfield, Mich., November 7, 2011 – Michigan intellectual property law firm Brooks Kushman P.C. is proud to announce several attorneys have been recognized by the 2011 Michigan Super Lawyers.  Five intellectual property attorneys at the Southfield-based firm were named to the Michigan Super Lawyers listing for the second straight year. ...

  • Brooks Kushman Successfully Defends Cleveland Die & Manufacturing Co. in Patent Suit
    Wednesday, April 13, 2011

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 13, 2011 – On March 30, 2011, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the grant of summary judgment of non-infringement of two patents asserted against Brooks Kushman clients, Cleveland Die and Manufacturing, Inc. and Cleveland Die of Mexico.  Brooks Kushman attorneys, Robert...

  • Patents Help Company Create A More Environmentally Friendly Sewer Treatment System
    Monday, March 07, 2011

    "Engineering Firm Aims to Head Off Sewage Overflows"Crain's Detroit BusinessMarch 7, 2011 – Brooks Kushman client, Applied Engineering Technologies, Inc. was featured in the "Focus: Innovations: Patents" section of the March 7, 2011 issue of Crain's Detroit Business for creating a patented method to make sewer treatment systems more environmentally friendly. Founder and president of Applied...

  • Global Patent Offices Increasingly Share The Work
    Monday, December 13, 2010

    Patent attorneys, Michael Brodbine and John Nemazi at Brooks Kushman discuss the benefits of the patent offices around the world that are working together to create an efficient patent examination process.Global Patent Offices Increasingly Share The WorkOffices around the world have made progress in decreasing work duplication in an effort...

  • The Fab Five: Five Brooks Kushman Lawyers Named to 2010 Super Lawyers List; Two Attorneys Honored as Rising Stars
    Wednesday, September 22, 2010

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Sept. 22, 2010 – Five Brooks Kushman lawyers have been named to the 2010 Michigan Super Lawyers list, tying another local law firm for the most lawyers represented in the two intellectual property (IP) categories. The annual Super Lawyers listing honors outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice...

  • False Patent Marking: Will Your Company be Sued Next?
    Thursday, September 02, 2010

    Patent attorneys, John Nemazi and Robert Tuttle at Brooks Kushman provide business owners with proactive steps to avoid false marking litigation.False Patent Marking: Will Your Company be Sued Next?In 2007, a seemingly random patent attorney sued the Solo Cup Company for over $10 trillion, and he wasn`t totally crazy to...

  • Detroit Legal News: Duck, duck, decoy: Attorney is passionate - and accomplished - duck carver
    Tuesday, July 27, 2010

    Detroit Legal News By Paul Janczewski If you see a tall, mustachioed man hovering over a road kill bird, don`t assume he`s just someone looking for another ingredient for redneck stew. It could be John E. Nemazi taking precise measurements and pictures of the fallen fowl as research for his carving hobby. Nemazi,...

  • Avoiding Intent In A False Patent Marking Action
    Wednesday, July 21, 2010

    Brooks Kushman Patent attorneys, John Nemazi and Robert Tuttle discuss the recent increases in false patent marking cases and how to prevent your company from being sued.Avoiding Intent In A False Patent Marking ActionThe false marking statute, 35 U.S.C. § 292, which has been in place in its current form...

  • Recent Changes in the Law Regarding False Patent Marking in the United States
    Friday, February 26, 2010

    The false marking statute, 35 U.S.C. § 292, which has been in place in its current form since 1952 imposes a fine of $500 per offense for falsely marking a product as "patented", “patent applied for” or “patent pending”. Previously, a single decision to mark a batch of products was...

  • Six Brooks Kushman Lawyers Named to 2008 Super Lawyers List; Five Up-and-Coming Attorneys Named Rising Stars
    Monday, September 22, 2008

    Six lawyers from the intellectual property (IP) law firm Brooks Kushman P.C. were named to the Super Lawyers list for 2008. Southfield, Mich.-based Brooks Kushman has more lawyers included in the IP categories of the 2008 Super Lawyers list than any other law firm in Michigan. The Super Lawyers list...

  • Brooks Kushman Lawyers Named to 2007 Super Lawyers List
    Monday, September 24, 2007

    Five lawyers from Brooks Kushman P.C. have been named to the 2007 “Michigan Super Lawyers” listing. “Super Lawyers” identifies the top five percent of attorneys in each state, as chosen by their peers and through independent research of Law & Politics magazine. Brooks Kushman President Mark A. Cantor, as well...

    • Design Protection Goes Global: The Hague Agreement Will Change Industrial Design Strategies
      Tuesday, February 24, 2015

      The Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs, more commonly known as the “Hague Agreement,” is a treaty that establishes an international filing system for industrial design applications. Although the United States signed the treaty in 1999, implementation of the system in the U.S. has taken over 15...

      • Brooks Kushman Shareholders mentioned in Law360
        Monday, November 23, 2015

        A Law360 article (“Ford wins PTAB challenge over hybrid vehicle tech”) on Ford Motor Company’s victory at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) featured Brooks Kushman Shareholders Frank Angileri, Sangeeta Shah, John Nemazi, John Rondini and Erin Bowles. The matter at stake was Ford Motor Company’s recent inter partes review...

      • Ford Wins More Hybrid Vehicle Patent Appeal Board Reviews- Brooks Kushman
        Tuesday, November 10, 2015

        Brooks Kushman Shareholders Frank Angileri, John Nemazi, John Rondini and Christopher Smith were mentioned in Law360’s November 10, 2015 article, “Ford Wins More Hybrid Vehicle Patent Appeal Board Reviews.”The article discusses the Brooks Kushman intellectual property litigation team’s recent successful request for four different inter partes reviews (IPR) of a...

      • Ford Wins Another PTAB Review Of Paice Hybrid Car Patent
        Monday, November 02, 2015

        Brooks Kushman Shareholders Frank Angileri, John Nemazi and John Rondini and Associate Michael MacCallum were mentioned in Law360’s November 2, 2015 article, “Ford Wins Another PTAB Review Of Paice Hybrid Car Patent.”The article discusses the Brooks Kushman intellectual property litigation team’s recent successful request for an inter partes review (IPR)...

      • Brooks Kushman IP Litigation team mentioned in Law360
        Tuesday, September 29, 2015

        Brooks Kushman Shareholders Frank Angileri, John Nemazi and John Rondini and Erin Bowles were mentioned in Law360’s September 29, 2015 article, “USPTO Rules For Ford In Dispute Over Hybrid Vehicle Tech.”The article discusses the Brooks Kushman intellectual property litigation team’s recent successful inter partes review (IPR) of two Paice LLC...

      • Brooks Kushman Earns Gold Honors in Patent 1000 Listing
        Monday, June 09, 2014

        SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman, intellectual property and technology law firm, is now listed in Intellectual Asset Management`s (IAM) annual Patent 1000, a guide that recognizes the world`s top patent law firms and practitioners in key jurisdictions. The 2014 IAM Patent 1000 issue marks the first time any firms from...

      • Four Brooks Kushman Lawyers Named to 2013 Super Lawyers List; Ten Attorneys Honored as Rising Stars
        Friday, September 06, 2013

        SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman P.C. is proud to announce that several of the firm`s attorneys have been named to the 2013 Super Lawyers list for their work in the intellectual property arena. The annual Super Lawyers listing honors outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained...

      • Patents Help Company Create A More Environmentally Friendly Sewer Treatment System
        Monday, March 07, 2011

        "Engineering Firm Aims to Head Off Sewage Overflows"Crain's Detroit BusinessMarch 7, 2011 – Brooks Kushman client, Applied Engineering Technologies, Inc. was featured in the "Focus: Innovations: Patents" section of the March 7, 2011 issue of Crain's Detroit Business for creating a patented method to make sewer treatment systems more environmentally friendly. Founder and president of Applied...

      • Detroit Legal News: Duck, duck, decoy: Attorney is passionate - and accomplished - duck carver
        Tuesday, July 27, 2010

        Detroit Legal News By Paul Janczewski If you see a tall, mustachioed man hovering over a road kill bird, don`t assume he`s just someone looking for another ingredient for redneck stew. It could be John E. Nemazi taking precise measurements and pictures of the fallen fowl as research for his carving hobby. Nemazi,...

      • Six Brooks Kushman Lawyers Named to 2009 Super Lawyers List; Two Up-and-Coming Lawyers Named Rising Stars
        Thursday, October 08, 2009

        Six lawyers from Brooks Kushman P.C. have been named to the 2009 Super Lawyers list, more than any other Michigan firm in the intellectual property (IP) categories. The Super Lawyers list recognizes outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and...

        • The Provisional Priority Land Mine
          Thursday, January 01, 2004

          Publication:Intellectual Property & Technology Law JournalReprinting permission: Reprinted with permission from the January 2004 issue of Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal[Read More...]