LeRoy Ashley

Patent Prosecution

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LeRoy Ashley focuses his practice on the preparation and prosecution of domestic patent applications in the electrical engineering and materials arts. As a law clerk at Brooks Kushman, he conducted legal research revolving around various litigation rules, processes, and legal questions, assisted in the prosecution of patents including specification and claim drafting, conducted client-attorney interviews, and corresponded with the USPTO.

LeRoy has extensive experience with a variety of technologies in many industries. Prior to becoming an associate at the firm, he spent 5 years as a Controls Engineer at General Motors, implementing and maintaining manufacturing controls equipment & logic. He also spent time at DTE Energy assisting with the renovation of control systems for various power units, including black start / high voltage demand, coal, and natural gas units. In his role with DTE, he also contributed to the initial installation of the controls and monitoring systems for renewable wind energy facilities.

LeRoy holds a Juris Doctor from Wayne State University where he served as Fundraising Chair of the Black Law Student Association. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Wayne State University. While pursuing his bachelor’s degree, he was an active member of the student organizations, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity (ΠΚΑ, ΔΝ Chapter).

Organizations and Affiliations

Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity


J.D., Wayne State University

B.S., Electrical Engineering, Wayne State University