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Sangeeta G. Shah

Shareholder, Co-Chair Post-Grant Proceedings, Chief Diversity Officer

Michigan, Washington D.C. OfficeP (248) 226-2740

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With over 20 years of experience, Sangeeta`s practice includes all aspects of intellectual property litigation, prosecution and counseling, with a special focus on post-grant challenges and patent opinions. She represents several Fortune 500 clients for whom she provides strategic counseling and guidance on their global... see more >

With over 20 years of experience, Sangeeta`s practice includes all aspects of intellectual property litigation, prosecution and counseling, with a special focus on post-grant challenges and patent opinions. She represents several Fortune 500 clients for whom she provides strategic counseling and guidance on their global intellectual property portfolios.

Sangeeta has handled numerous patent, trade secret, trademark and unfair competition cases involving parties in the chemical, software, automotive and metallurgical industries on such matters as injection molded polyethylene terephthalate bottles, polymer reinforcements, magnetic storage devices, emission testing equipment, touch controlled switching circuits, compression molded doors, chemical vapor deposition processes and cutting tools. She has also litigated design patent and copyright infringement cases in such diverse areas as architectural building designs, automotive parts and consumer products.

In view of the breadth of her experience in both prosecution and litigation matters, Sangeeta is the Co-Chair of Brooks Kushman`s Post Grant practice group. She leads teams to challenge and defend patents using the post-grant challenges available in the wake of the America Invents Act. She is at the forefront of this changing landscape and its implications and works closely with clients to take proactive steps to obtain competitive advantage from an adversarial and patent procurement standpoint. Sangeeta has been instrumental in building the Post Grant practice group at Brooks Kushman.

She is frequently called upon to counsel clients in developing best practices and strategic planning of their patent portfolios, including writing successful patent applications in complex and novel situations, in anticipation of possible future litigation. She works closely with clients from the earliest stages of their technical development, offering valuable advice about how to protect their inventions and new ideas in view of their business strategies. She advises clients on multi-faceted patent clearance, and adversarial matters and works with technical and legal teams to develop invalidity arguments and design around solutions to bolster her clients` positions.

Through her opinion and prosecution practice, Ms. Shah has extensive experience with chemical and mechanical technologies, in the areas of catalysts, food science, packaging, analytical instrumentation, dietary supplements, diagnostic kits, adhesives, plastics, therapeutics and metallurgy.

A growing component of Ms. Shah`s work revolves around India. She has represented U.S. companies going into India, and Indian companies doing business in the U.S. to help obtain and protect global intellectual property assets.

In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Shah is the Chief Diversity Officer for Brooks Kushman and as such serves on the management committee to help shape a culture of diversity and inclusiveness within the firm and extend the firm`s reach through pipeline initiatives and outreach efforts. Prior to this position, she also managed human resources for Brooks Kushman for over 10 years.

Ms. Shah has been recognized as one of the 2009 “Women Worth Watching,” a “Top Lawyer” by DBusiness and is a 2012 “Women in the Law” awardee. She has spoken at several business and legal conferences on a variety of intellectual property topics at the IP Leadership Forum, Global IP Convention, the Women Lawyer`s Association of Michigan, State of Bar Michigan, Intellectual Property Division, the Association of Press Photographers, the American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin, and TiE.

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Education

J.D., Wayne State University

B.A., Chemistry and Economics, Kalamazoo College, cum laude

American Bar Association

American Chemical Society

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Detroit Chamber of Commerce

Intellectual Property Owner’s (IPO) Association – U.S. Post-Grant Patent Office Practice Committee

Michigan Patent Law Association

State Bar of Michigan

Women Lawyers Association of Michigan

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

“IP Star”, Managing Intellectual Property, 2013 – 2015

“Top Lawyer,” DBusiness Magazine, 2013

“Women of the Law,” Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2012

“Woman to Watch,” AIPLA Women in IP Law, 2016

  • Brooks Kushman To Host 10th Anniversary AIPLA Women In IP Networking Event
    Monday, April 24, 2017

      SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – To support and foster the growth of women in the intellectual property (IP) field, Brooks Kushman is hosting the American Intellectual Property Law Association`s (AIPLA) 2017 Women in IP Global Networking Event for Southeast Michigan. This marks the sixth year that Brooks Kushman has hosted the event. The event will take...

  • Brooks Kushman Named a Diversity Focused Company by Corp! Magazine
    Monday, October 31, 2016

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce the firm has been recognized as a Diversity Focused Company winner by Corp! Magazine for the second consecutive year. The firm was presented at the 2016 Michigan Salute to Diversity Awards. The Salute to Diversity Awards honor businesses and business leaders who...

  • Brooks Kushman Shareholder Sangeeta Shah Named Among AIPLA’s 2016 Inaugural Women to Watch
    Tuesday, July 12, 2016

    Southfield, Mich. – Brooks Kushman shareholder Sangeeta G. Shah has been named a 2016 Woman to Watch by the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)’s Women in IP Law Committee. Shah was chosen amongst over a dozen other submissions on behalf of leading female attorneys across the nation. She was honored for...

  • Brooks Kushman partners with Girl Scouts to Promote Diversity in STEM Education
    Monday, June 20, 2016

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – In partnership with the Girl Scouts of Southeast Michigan, Intellectual Property Owners Educational Foundation and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Brooks Kushman was able to distribute over 160 IP Patches throughout southeast Michigan during the 2015/2016 Girl Scouts calendar year. The IP Patch was created...

  • 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,...

  • Brooks Kushman Attorneys Named “IP Stars” by Managing IP
    Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    Southfield, Mich. - Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce six of the firm’s shareholders have been named “IP Stars” by Managing Intellectual Property (IP) Magazine. This comprehensive guide to leading IP firms and lawyers covers more than 80 countries. Brooks Kushman attorneys recognized as IP Stars by the publication are President...

  • Brooks Kushman Named One of Corp! Magazine’s Diversity Focused Companies
    Tuesday, September 08, 2015

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce the firm has been named a Diversity Focused Company winner for Corp! Magazine’s 2015 Michigan Salute to Diversity Awards. The Salute to Diversity Awards honor businesses and business leaders who have displayed significant achievements in diversity within their organization or in the...

  • 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 Attorneys Named “IP Stars” by Managing IP
    Sunday, May 10, 2015

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce five of the firm’s shareholders have been named “IP Stars” by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine. This comprehensive guide to leading intellectual property (IP) firms and lawyers covers more than 80 countries. Brooks Kushman attorneys recognized as IP Stars by the publication are...

  • Brooks Kushman to host AIPLA Women in IP Networking Event
    Wednesday, May 14, 2014

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – To support and foster the growth of women in the intellectual property (IP) field, Brooks Kushman is hosting the American Intellectual Property Law Association`s (AIPLA) “2014 Cross-Country Women in IP Networking Event” for the Detroit region. This marks the third year that Brooks Kushman has hosted the event,...

  • Brooks Kushman Shareholder to Serve as Panelist at the Centerforce IP Strategy Summit
    Wednesday, May 07, 2014

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder, Sangeeta G. Shah, will serve on a panel at the Centerforce IP Strategy Summit in Chicago on May 13, 2014. The panel will focus on the intricacies of post-grant proceedings and its use as a powerful tool in patent litigation strategy. Shah and the other...

  • Brooks Kushman`s Shah Discusses Inter Partes Review as a Strategic Tool
    Monday, January 06, 2014

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Sangeeta Gandhi Shah, Shareholder and Chief Diversity Officer at Brooks Kushman, will present at the IP Leadership Forum 2014 in New Delhi, India, on January 8, 2014. The IP Leadership Forum will focus on the theme of “IP Challenges in Today`s Turbulent Environment.” The forum brings together entrepreneurs...

  • Brooks Kushman to Host Women in IP Law Networking Event at The Rattlesnake Club in Detroit
    Tuesday, May 14, 2013

    Local event is part of AIPLA`s nationwide women in IP law networking event spanning 31 cities  SOUTHFIELD, Mich., – To support and foster the growth of women in the intellectual property (IP) field, Brooks Kushman P.C., the largest IP firm in Michigan, is hosting the American Intellectual Property Law Association`s (AIPLA)...

  • Brooks Kushman's Shah to Present at Largest IP Conference in Asia-Pacific Region
    Monday, January 21, 2013

    Southfield, Mich. – Sangeeta Gandhi Shah, shareholder at Brooks Kushman`s Detroit office, is speaking at the 5th Annual Global IP Conference in Bangalore, India on Thursday, Jan. 24th. The largest IP conference in the Asia-Pacific region, the 2013 Global IP Conference will focus on the theme of “IPR: The Powerhouse...

  • Brooks Kushman Shareholder Sangeeta Shah Featured In Detroit Legal News
    Thursday, December 06, 2012

    Southfield, Mich. - Sangeeta G. Shah, a shareholder at intellectual property law firm Brooks Kushman, P.C., was featured in a recent article published in Detroit Legal News.  “ELEMENT-ary: Chemist finds just the right legal balance,” published on December 4th and written by Paul Janczewski. The article is accessible online http://www.legalnews.com/motion/article.php?article_id=225 Here is...

  • Brooks Kushman Shareholder Sangeeta Shah Featured Among Michigan Lawyers Weekly's 2012 “Women in the Law”
    Tuesday, October 23, 2012

    Southfield, Mich. – Sangeeta Gandhi Shah, a shareholder at intellectual property law firm Brooks Kushman, P.C., was featured as one of twenty “Women in the Law” honorees for 2012 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Sangeeta was chosen as an honoree by the editors of Michigan Lawyers Weekly from countless other submissions...

  • 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....

  • Intellectual Property Law Firm Brooks Kushman Appoints Sangeeta Gandhi Shah as Chief Diversity Officer
    Thursday, September 06, 2012

    Chief Diversity Officer for the Firm to Further Commitment to Diversity and Community Southfield, Mich. – September 6, 2012 – Brooks Kushman P.C. is pleased to announce that Sangeeta Gandhi Shah has been appointed Chief Diversity Officer of the intellectual property law firm. A Shareholder at the firm for 13 years...

  • Women Helping Women
    Tuesday, May 12, 2009

    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...

  • Brooks Kushman's Sangeeta Shah Named to Profiles in Diversity Journal's "Women Worth Watching" Feature
    Thursday, October 09, 2008

    Brooks Kushman Shareholder, Sangeeta Shah was recently recognized by Profiles in Diversity Journal as one of its “Women Worth Watching in 2009,” a feature that celebrates the achievements and personalities of leading women executives. Sangeeta was honored as a woman of purpose who represents diversity within her sphere of influence.

      • Brooks Kushman Shareholder and Chief Diversity Officer Featured in Michigan Lawyers Weekly
        Wednesday, March 15, 2017

        Southfield, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder and Chief Diversity Officer Sangeeta Shah was featured in Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s February 27, 2017 article, “Addressing ‘the classic pipeline issue’.” The article focuses on how a lack of early exposure to a career in law is a core reason for the deficiency of diversity...

      • Brooks Kushman Shareholder Discusses Requesting Adverse Judgement from the PTAB in Law360
        Monday, November 21, 2016

        SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder Sangeeta Shah was featured in Law360 November 14, 2016 article, “4 Times Patent Owners May Want Adverse Judgment At PTAB.” The article discusses the request by some patent owners to ask the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to kill claims in their own patent.  Requesting an adverse judgment can save...

      • Brooks Kushman Shareholder Discusses the Impact of the AIA and Post-Grant Proceedings in Law360
        Wednesday, November 16, 2016

        SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder Sangeeta Shah was featured in Law360 November 15, 2016 article, “How To Prepare Patents That Can Survive AIA Reviews.” The article discusses that the passage of the America Invents Act and the post-grant proceedings it created to challenge patents has had an impact on patent prosecution. The proceedings force inventors...

      • Brooks Kushman Shareholder Discusses AIA Appeals In Law360
        Thursday, February 11, 2016

        SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder Sangeeta Shah was featured in Law360 February 10, 2016 article, “Eyes On High Court As Fed. Circ. Again Limits AIA Appeals.”The article discusses the Federal Circuit’s recent decision in the case of Synopsys, Inc. v. Mentor Graphics Corporation that the Patent Trial and Appeal...

      • 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...

      • Brooks Kushman Shareholder Discusses AIA Appeals in Law360
        Monday, July 13, 2015

        SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder Sangeeta Shah was featured in Law360 July 11, 2015 article, “5 AIA appeals to watch at the Federal Circuit.”The article discusses appeals at the Federal Circuit related to the relatively new America Invents Act. In most cases, the Federal Circuit has largely backed decisions...

      • 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...

      • Brooks Kushman Shareholder reviews the America Invents Act in Detroit Legal News
        Thursday, April 10, 2014

        SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - In an article recently published by Detroit Legal News, Brooks Kushman Shareholder Sangeeta Shah discusses the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA), and its effects on post-grant proceedings.In the article “Asked & Answered: Sangeeta Shah on America Invents Act,” Shah reviews the ways that the AIA has changed...

      • Brooks Kushman Attorneys Discuss Ways to Minimize the Risk of Post-Grant Challenges in Law360 Article
        Thursday, January 30, 2014

        SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – In an article recently published by Law360, Brooks Kushman Shareholders Sangeeta G. Shah and Michael D. Turner discuss the increasing need for proactive prosecution strategies as a result of the recent Idle Free decision.In the article “Ways to Minimize the Risk of Post-Grant Challenges,” Shah and Turner...

      • Brooks Kushman Shareholder Sangeeta Shah Featured In Detroit Legal News
        Thursday, December 06, 2012

        Southfield, Mich. - Sangeeta G. Shah, a shareholder at intellectual property law firm Brooks Kushman, P.C., was featured in a recent article published in Detroit Legal News.  “ELEMENT-ary: Chemist finds just the right legal balance,” published on December 4th and written by Paul Janczewski. The article is accessible online http://www.legalnews.com/motion/article.php?article_id=225 Here is...

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        • Outsourcing Manufacturing and the Pre-AIA On-Sale Bar
          Tuesday, January 14, 2014

          SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Sangeeta G. Shah, Shareholder and Chief Diversity Officer at Brooks Kushman, discusses the on-sale doctrine under the America Invents Act (AIA). Pre-AIA, the on-sale bar was triggered when an invention ready for patenting was the subject of a commercial offer for sale. According to Shah, while the...

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          • Brooks Kushman Attorneys to Present at ICLE Spring Seminar
            Tuesday, February 28, 2017

            SOUTHFIELD, MI – Brooks Kushman  Shareholder Sangeeta Shah and Of Counsel David Berry will present during the Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s (ICLE) Spring Seminar in East Lansing, MI on March 13, 2017. Berry will moderate a discussion about the Defend Trade Secrets Act and noncompete agreements, and Shah will discuss PTAB...

          • Brooks Kushman Shareholder to Discuss Post Issuance Proceedings at IP Enforcement Summit
            Tuesday, March 29, 2016

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder Sangeeta Shah will serve on a panel at the Centerforce IP Enforcement Summit in Chicago on April 12, 2016 for the third consecutive year. Through the adoption of the America Invents Act (AIA), inter partes review has transformed the patent litigation landscape. Shah’s panel will...

          • Brooks Kushman Hosts Intellectual Property Panel at Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition
            Thursday, October 29, 2015

            Southfield, Mich. – To help start-up companies understand the importance and value of intellectual property (IP), Brooks Kushman Shareholder Sangeeta Shah will host an IP panel at the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition, which the firm is also sponsoring. The panel will take place on November 5, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Ms....

          • Brooks Kushman Shareholder to Discuss Post-Grant Proceedings at IP Strategy Summit
            Thursday, May 07, 2015

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder Sangeeta Shah will serve on a panel at the Centerforce IP Strategy Summit in Chicago on May 12, 2015. The panel will focus on the proceedings for challenging patents created by the America Invents Act (AIA) and understanding how to best utilize the processes for effective defensive and enforcement strategies. Shah...

          • Brooks Kushman Hosts Intellectual Property Presentations at Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition
            Wednesday, October 29, 2014

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – To help start-up companies understand the importance and value of intellectual property (IP), Brooks Kushman Shareholders Frank Angileri and Sangeeta Shah will host an IP panel at the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition, which the firm is also sponsoring. Angileri and Shah`s panel will take place on November 6,...

          • Brooks Kushman Shareholder to Discuss Post-Grant Proceedings at International Women`s Leadership Forum
            Monday, June 02, 2014

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman, Shareholder Sangeeta Shah will discuss post-grant proceedings at Managing IP`s International Women`s Leadership Forum on June 6, 2014 in New York. Shah`s presentation will focus on the new post-grant proceedings created under the 2013 America Invents Act. Shah will discuss the trends that she has seen...

          • Brooks Kushman Shareholder to Serve as Panelist at the Centerforce IP Strategy Summit
            Wednesday, May 07, 2014

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder, Sangeeta G. Shah, will serve on a panel at the Centerforce IP Strategy Summit in Chicago on May 13, 2014. The panel will focus on the intricacies of post-grant proceedings and its use as a powerful tool in patent litigation strategy. Shah and the other...

          • Brooks Kushman`s Shah Discusses Inter Partes Review as a Strategic Tool
            Monday, January 06, 2014

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Sangeeta Gandhi Shah, Shareholder and Chief Diversity Officer at Brooks Kushman, will present at the IP Leadership Forum 2014 in New Delhi, India, on January 8, 2014. The IP Leadership Forum will focus on the theme of “IP Challenges in Today`s Turbulent Environment.” The forum brings together entrepreneurs...

          • Brooks Kushman's Shah to Present at Largest IP Conference in Asia-Pacific Region
            Monday, January 21, 2013

            Southfield, Mich. – Sangeeta Gandhi Shah, shareholder at Brooks Kushman`s Detroit office, is speaking at the 5th Annual Global IP Conference in Bangalore, India on Thursday, Jan. 24th. The largest IP conference in the Asia-Pacific region, the 2013 Global IP Conference will focus on the theme of “IPR: The Powerhouse...

          • Intellectual Property Breakout Session
            Saturday, May 01, 2004

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