Michael S. Brodbine

Co-Chair Patent Prosecution

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As co-chair of the Brooks Kushman Patent Prosecution Group, Mike Brodbine counsels clients on all aspects of intellectual property matters, focusing not only on the U.S. patent landscape but also providing a global view for his clients.

Mike has extensive experience advising clients on commercialization activities...

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As co-chair of the Brooks Kushman Patent Prosecution Group, Mike Brodbine counsels clients on all aspects of intellectual property matters, focusing not only on the U.S. patent landscape but also providing a global view for his clients.

Mike has extensive experience advising clients on commercialization activities and he routinely provides clearance, infringement, validity, and state-of-the-art opinions. He has filed and prosecuted hundreds of U.S. and foreign patent applications on a variety of technologies including chemical coatings, plastic packagings, PET bottling, catalysts, fabric treatment, building products, automotive interior and body components, and vehicle safety systems. He often consults with management and corporate counsel to build understanding between the scientist and engineers and their companies` decision makers regarding the development, application, and potential impact of new technologies in the market and within the corporate patent portfolio.

Mike employs a collaborative approach to helping clients define and protect their intellectual property assets, based on his knowledge that the more input a client offers in the early stages of patent prosecution, the stronger the resulting protection will be.

Mike also ensures that lines of communication are always open, clients are kept up-to-date on the status of a project, and questions and concerns that may arise are anticipated and answered. His close working relationship with clients has led him to serve on several of his clients` patent review and investigation committees. He has also fulfilled the role of acting chief patent counsel for one of the firm`s larger clients.

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Education

J.D., University of Dayton

B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts-Lowell

State Bar of Michigan

State Bar of Ohio

American Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association

Intellectual Property Owner’s Association (IPO)

“Leader in the Law”, Michigan Lawyers Weekly 2019

“IAM Patent 1000 Recommended Individual,” Intellectual Asset Management,  2018

  • Brooks Kushman Shareholder Honored As A 2019 Leader In The Law
    Thursday, April 18, 2019

    Southfield, Mich. - Brooks Kushman shareholder, Michael Brodbine, has been honored as a 2019 “Leader in the Law” by  Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Brodbine was recognized, along with other distinguished attorneys, at the 2019 Leader in the Law award ceremony on April 18th at the Detroit Marriott Troy. According to Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Leaders in the...

  • Brooks Kushman Named Top Patent Firm of 2018 By Juristat
    Wednesday, March 27, 2019

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce the firm has been ranked 31st on Juristat’s annual list of Top 100 Patent Firm of 2018 in the United States. Additionally, the firm has been ranked 42nd in the Top 100 Patent Firms Including Foreign Priority.  Each list is based on...

  • Brooks Kushman Named Top Patent Firm of 2018 By Harrity
    Wednesday, March 27, 2019

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce the firm has been ranked 23rd on Harrity’s list of Top Patent Firms of 2018. The Harrity Analytics Team based the rankings on the total number of U.S. utility patents that issued in 2018 where the patent firms were listed on the...

  • Brooks Kushman Announces New Executive Committee to Serve as Firm Leadership
    Tuesday, January 22, 2019

    Mark Cantor to Continue to Serve as Chairman and General Counsel Southfield, Mich. (January 21, 2019) - Brooks Kushman, a nationally ranked intellectual property law firm, is proud to announce the transition to a newly appointed Executive Committee to serve as the firm’s governing leadership. Mark Cantor will resume the full-time practice of...

  • Brooks Kushman Attorneys Volunteer with Ford Legal Alliance for Women Global Day of Service
    Thursday, September 27, 2018

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – On September 27, 2018 Brooks Kushman attorneys are joining volunteers throughout the world and participating in the Ford Legal Alliance for Women (LAW) inaugural Global Day of Service. The purpose of the Day of Service is to have the Ford legal team and global legal partners give back...

  • Brooks Kushman Recognized as Gold-Standard Firm By IAM Annual Patent 1000; Six Attorneys Recognized as Top Practioners
    Wednesday, June 06, 2018

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman, a leading intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm, is proud to announce the firms inclusion 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. Michigan firms were first included in the IAM Patent 1000...

  • Brooks Kushman Ranked in the Top 30 Patent Firms for 2017 By IP Watchdog
    Wednesday, March 21, 2018

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce that the firm has been ranked by IP Watchdog as the 28th Top Patent Firm for 2017 based on utility patent filings.  Each year, IP Watchdog releases a listing of top patent law firms based on the total number of U.S. utility patents issued. “Every...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • To Patent, Or Not To Patent
    Friday, February 05, 2010

    Jeffrey Szuma and Michael Brodbine discuss factors small-to-medium sized companies should take into consideration when determining whether to seek patent protection for a new product. To Patent, Or Not To Patent Suppose you`re the Owner, CEO or General Counsel of a small-to-medium sized company that has developed a new widget you think...

    • USPTO Announces Fee Increases Effective January 16, 2018
      Thursday, November 16, 2017

      United States Patent and Trademark Office has published final rules increasing certain fees relating to patent examination and post grant proceedings (Please click here to see the USPTO’s table showing the fee changes relative to the current fees).  The new fees generally will be effective on January 16, 2018. The...

      Featured, “Flood of Initiatives,” United States Patent and Trademark Office, January 2010

      Co-Author, “Global Patent Offices Increasingly Share the Work,” National Law Journal, December 2010

      Co-Author, “To Patent, Or Not To Patent,” Corp Magazine, February 2010

      Co-Author, “Kappos Introduces Several Initiatives During First Months,” National Law Journal, January 2010

      Co-Author, “The Provisional Priority Land Mine,” Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal, January 2004