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Frank A. Angileri

President

Michigan

(248) 226-2829

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“Frank is an extremely smart and cool-headed litigator who doesn’t get side-tracked by the emotions that litigation can bring out in people. He thinks through matters sensibly and rationally.” – IAM Patent 1000

Industries

  • Consumer Products
  • Financial Solutions
  • IT Services
  • Electrical & Computer Technology
  • Life Science & Medical Device
  • Food & Beverage
  • Industrial Manufacturing
  • Automotive
Frank is the President of Brooks Kushman and focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation and post-grant proceedings. He is well-known by clients and colleagues for his strategies to solve clients’ most challenging IP issues. With over 25 years of experience, Frank has successfully tried patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright cases in Federal Courts nationwide, the Courts of Appeals for the Sixth and Federal Circuits, and the International Trade Commission. As a registered patent attorney, Frank is authorized to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Frank has been lead counsel for a wide variety of clients, from individuals to major corporations, in intellectual property and commercial litigation matters. His litigation experience spans across various technologies and industries including, automotive, consumer electronics, industrial technologies, food and beverage, and home appliances. Frank’s practice also includes post-grant proceedings. He works with clients to challenge or defend patents through administrative trial procedures created under the America Invents Act (AIA). In addition to counseling clients, he has been a vital component in developing Brooks Kushman’s Post-Grant Proceedings practice by mentoring and training other attorneys. Early on in his career, Frank served as a law clerk to the Hon. Glenn L. Archer, Jr., former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. This experience led to involvement in almost 100 appeals over the course of his career and Frank currently leads Brooks’ Appellate Litigation Group. Frank also serves on the Board of Directors for Challenge Detroit, a revitalization effort designed to attract and retain new talent in the City of Detroit.

Representative District Court/ITC Matters

Ford Motor Company v. TMC Fuel Injection, LLC (PTAB) – Representing Ford as a defendant in a patent lawsuit involving fuel injection technologies. BK employed IPR proceedings to obtain admissions regarding claim scope that led the district court to grant summary judgment of non-infringement, which the Federal Circuit affirmed.

Ford Global Technologies, LLC v. New World International, Inc. (Jury Trial – N.D. Texas): Trial counsel for plaintiff Ford in a patent lawsuit involving thirteen design patents. Obtained favorable summary judgment, claim construction, and other pre-trial rulings. The jury found willful infringement of all thirteen patents and against all invalidity challenges and awarded Ford the defendants’ total profits from the infringement. Obtained an award of almost $3 million in profits and attorneys’ fees as well as the entry of a permanent injunction. Case No. 3:17-cv-03201

In the matter of Certain Automotive Parts (ITC): Trial counsel for Ford Motor Company in a design patent lawsuit directed to vehicle replacement parts. Obtained infringement finding and upheld validity of seven design patents and obtained a General Exclusion Order preventing any infringing parts from entering the United States. Inv. No. 337-TA-557

Ameranth, Inc. v. Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (Summary Judgment – S.D. California): Successfully defended Domino’s Pizza in a patent infringement suit relating to menu generation and synchronization of data for mobile devices. Obtained summary judgment of unpatentability on a patent asserted against Domino’s and 30 other parties. Also served as counsel for Covered Business Method proceedings where the Patent Trial and Appeal Board held three other asserted patents unpatentable.
Case No. 3:11-cv-01810

Automotive Body Parts Assoc. v. Ford Global Technologies, LLC (Summary Judgment – E.D. Michigan): Obtained summary judgment for Ford Global on plaintiff’s declaratory judgment claims concerning Ford Global’s design patents. Case No. 2:15-cv-10137

Ford Motor Company v. Paice LLC (PTAB): Represented Ford during the pendency of the 22 inter partes review proceedings challenging the validity of hundreds of claims across five separate patents. Managed proceedings through final written decision where the Patent Trial and Appeal Board held 273 patent claims were unpatentable. Case No. IPR2014-00571, IPR2014-00904, IPR2015-00722, IPR2015-00790

Paice LLC v. Ford Motor Company Representative (Federal Circuit): Successfully represented Ford in numerous appeals challenging the Patent Trial and Appeal Board decisions that had found hundreds of patent claims as being unpatentable. Case No. IPR2016-1412, IPR2016-1746, IPR2017-1387, IPR2017-1263

In re Certain Hybrid Electric Vehicles (ITC): Trial counsel for Ford Motor Company in multi-patent investigation directed to hybrid electric vehicles. Settlement after trial. Case No. 337-TA-1042

I.E.E. International Electronics & Engineering, S.A. and IEE Sensing, Inc. v. TK Holdings Inc. and Takata-Petri A.G. (Summary Judgment – E.D. Michigan): Successfully defended IEE companies in patent infringement suit relating to capacitive occupant sensors. Obtained summary judgment of non-infringement of four asserted patents. Case concluded in a favorable settlement for our client in the amount of $1.1 Million. Case No. 10-cv-13487

RawCar Group, LLC v. Grace Medical et. al. (Jury Trial – S.D. California): Successfully represented plaintiff in patent infringement action on two patents. Court found both patents valid and infringed on summary judgment. At trial, jury awarded damages and found defendants willful. Case No. 13-cv-01105

GeoTag, Inc. v. Domino’s Pizza Inc. (Summary Judgment – E.D. Texas): Successfully defended Domino’s Pizza in a patent infringement action in East Texas which also involved over 600 defendants. After the other defendants settled, Domino’s was sole defendant left in case. Court granted summary judgment of non-infringement in favor of Domino’s on five different grounds. Case No. 10-cv-0572

Omega Patents, LLC v. General Motors LLC and OnStar, LLC (Settlement – N.D. Georgia): Lead counsel for GM and OnStar in successful resolution of case. Case No. 12-cv-01192

Lear Corporation v. TS Tech USA Corporation, et al. (Settlement – S.D. Ohio): Lead counsel for Lear in action for enforcement of Lear patents. Case No. 11-cv-00245

Qaxaz v. BMW of North America, LLC, et al. (Settlement – D. Delaware): Lead counsel for Ford in successful resolution of patent claim. Case No. 11-cv-491

Tenneco Automotive Operating Company, Inc., v. Kingdom Auto Parts; Prime Choice Auto Parts (Federal Circuit): Lead counsel for Kingdom Auto Parts on appeal where Kingdom`s district court victory was affirmed. Case No. 08-cv-2276; 09-cv-1920

Latentier, LLC v. International Paper Co. (Summary Judgment – E.D. Wisconsin & Federal Circuit): Lead counsel for International Paper in successful defense of patent infringement action. Case No. 08-cv-501

Great American Restaurant Company v. Domino’s Pizza (Jury Trial – E.D. Texas): Lead counsel for Domino`s in successful defense of various trademark claims relating to Domino`s sale of its Brooklyn-style pizza. Plaintiff withdrew claims during trial. Case No. 07-cv-00052

In re Certain Automotive Parts (ITC): Lead counsel for Ford Motor Company in its successful enforcement of eight design patents, covering automotive parts for 2005 Ford Mustang, against seven foreign and domestic manufacturers and distributors of aftermarket parts. Inv. No. 337-TA-651

Nartron Corporation v. Borg Indak (Federal Circuit): Lead counsel for Nartron on appeal, where the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a lower court and found for Nartron on Borg Indak’s challenge to inventorship. Case No. 12-cv-1292

ST Sales Tech Holdings, LLC v. Ford Motor Company (Summary Judgment – E.D. Texas): Lead counsel for Ford in successful defense of patent infringement action. Case No. 6-07-cv-346

z4 Technologies v. Microsoft Corp. (Federal Circuit): Argued appeal where the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a $140 million judgment in favor of client z4 Technologies. Microsoft sought certiorari before dismissing its Petition. Case No. 507 F.3d 1340

Ford Motor Company and Greenleaf LLC v. Technology Solutions Company (Jury Trial – Wayne County Circuit Court ): Obtained a $2.3 million dollar verdict and judgment on behalf of Ford and a former Ford subsidiary in a breach of warranty action against a software supplier. Case No. 01-123853-CK

AgentWare Systems, Inc. v. Ford Motor Company (Jury Trial – E.D. Michigan): Defended Ford in trade secrets case relating to computer software for assembly line visualization. AgentWare sought $400 million from Ford in damages. The court and the jury found for Ford, rejecting AgentWare’s claims. Case No. 02-CV-71959 DT

UltraPrecision v. Ford Motor Company (Federal Circuit): On behalf of Ford, defeated unjust enrichment and inventorship claims. Case No. 411 F.3d 1369, 338 F.3d 1353

Juicy Whip Inc. v. Orange Bang, Inc. (Federal Circuit): Enforced Juicy Whip`s patent on beverage dispenser technology, including three successful precedent setting appeals, on issues of patent utility, invalidity standards, and damages. Case No. 382 F.3d 1367; 292 F.3d 728; 185 F.3d 1364

Robotic Vision Systems, Inc. v. View Engineering, Inc. (Federal Circuit): Successfully defended View Engineering against nine asserted patents relating to laser scanning technology. Obtained precedent setting Rule 11 sanctions and award of attorneys` fees on behalf of defendant client. Case No: 249 F.3d 1307; 208 F.3d 981

Benedict v. General Motors (Summary Judgment – E.D. Michigan): Successfully defended General Motors patent litigation in the Northern District of Florida with over $25 million at stake; patent was declared invalid on summary judgment. Case No. 01-cv-73026; 184 F. Supp.2d 11997

Omega Patents, LLC v. Lear Corp. (Settlement – M.D. Florida): Counsel for defendant Lear Corporation in patent infringement lawsuit involving vehicle remote start technology. The case concluded in a favorable settlement. Case No. 6-07-cv-1422

 

Education

J.D., University of Chicago

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

Organizations & Affiliations

Founding President, Michigan Intellectual Property Inn of Court 2012-2013.

Intellectual Property Owner’s (IPO) Association – Trade Secrets Committee

PTAB Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Federal Circuit Bar Association

Licensing Executives Society (LES)

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association

Recognitions

“Lawyer of the Year,” Best Lawyers, 2013, 2016-2018, 2020-2022

The World’s Leading IP Strategists, IAM Strategy 300, 2021

“Leading Lawyer,” Leading Lawyer Magazine, 2014-2019

“Michigan Litigator of the Year,” Managing Intellectual Property, 2015-2017

“IAM Patent 1000 Recommended Individual,” Intellectual Asset Management, 2014 – 2022

“IP Star,” Managing Intellectual Property, 2013-2022

“Leading Individuals,” Chambers USA, 2017-2022

Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2023

“Leader in the Law,” Michigan Lawyers Weekly 2015

Michigan Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property, 2007-2021

“Top Lawyer,” DBusiness Magazine, 2009, 2011-2013, 2015-2017, 2019-2021

Industries

  • Consumer Products
  • Financial Solutions
  • IT Services
  • Electrical & Computer Technology
  • Life Science & Medical Device
  • Food & Beverage
  • Industrial Manufacturing
  • Automotive

Presentations

Panelist, “Alice & Mayo: How CAFC & District Courts Treat 101 Absent Congressional Intervention,” Patent Masters™ Litigation 2021, IPWatchdog, June 2021

Moderator, “State of Play: Who Owns What and What are the Implications,” Auto IP Event, Intellectual Asset Management and Brooks Kushman P.C., September 2020

Co-Presenter, “2018-2019 Supreme Court Intellectual Property Review” BK Webinar, July 2019

Panelist, “IAM Boardroom: PTAB,” Intellectual Asset Management, Chicago, IL, May 2018

Panelist, “Ex Parte and Inter Partes Patent Appeals Concerning Obviousness” The Intersection of the PTO Practice and the Courts, Federal Circuit Bar Association, April 2017

Panelist, IP in the Auto Industry Conference, May 2016

Speaker, Inside Counsel Super Conference, May 2015

Panelist, “6 Mistakes Start-Ups Commonly Make,” Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition, November 2014

Speaker, “Enforcement of Trademark Rights,” Federal Bar Association Law Clerk Program, October 2011

Moderator, “Acquire, Enforce & Defend Global Intellectual Property,” Crain’s General & In-House Counsel Summit, May 2011

Publications

Quoted, “Redrawing the Drawing Board:  Patent Attorneys Gear Up for Major Changes,” Michigan Lawyers Weekly, September 2011

Quoted, “Stakeholders Provide Suggestions to Prepare for Changes in Practice After Patent Reform,” BNA – Patent, Trademark & Copyright Law Daily, September 2011

Quoted, “Something Fierce:  Legal Departments Confront Today’s Rough-and-Tumble IP Arena,” Inside Counsel, January 2011

Quoted, “The Nine:  Copyright – Costco v. Omega,” Inside Counsel, November 2010

Insights

Press Releases

Nine Brooks Kushman Attorneys Recognized In Best Lawyers

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Brooks Kushman Recognized as Gold-Standard Firm By 2022 IAM Annual Patent 1000 For The Ninth year In A Row; Eight Attorneys Recognized as Top Practitioners

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Brooks Kushman Recognized by Managing IP as a Highly Recommended Firm In Patent Law

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Brooks Kushman Recognized In The Top Tier Of IP Firms In The Country By Managing IP; Eight Shareholders Named “IP Stars”

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Brooks Kushman Recognized By 2022 Chambers and Partners for Sixth Consecutive Year as Top Intellectual Property Firm

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Client Alerts

Supreme Court’s Cuozzo Decision Endorses AIA Trial Proceedings, But Preserves Key Roles for both the PTAB and Federal Courts in Patent Disputes

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Brooks Kushman Elects Robyn Lederman to Serve As A Member of the Executive Committee

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Brooks Kushman Ranked in the 2022 Best Law Firms List

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Brooks Kushman Named Once Again As One of Metro Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

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Presentations

President Frank Angileri Panelist at Auto IP USA Event

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Brooks Kushman President Frank Angileri Panelist at IPWatchdog Patent Masters™ Litigation 2021 Event

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Brooks Kushman Recognized By 2021 Chambers And Partners For Fifth Consecutive Year As Top Intellectual Property Firm

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Brooks Kushman Named Again As One of Metro Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

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Brooks Kushman Recognized By 2020 Chambers and Partners for Fourth Consecutive Year As Top Intellectual Property Firm

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Brooks Kushman Continues to Grow with Addition of New Shareholder Dan Hegner

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A Heartfelt Tribute to Brooks Kushman Attorney George Mosher, Jr.

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Brooks Kushman Ranked In The 2020 Best Law Firms List

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Ten Brooks Kushman Shareholders Named To 2020 Top Lawyers List

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Media Coverage

Federal Circuit Court Upholding Brooks Kushman Client Defense of Design Patents

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Six Brooks Kushman Lawyers Named To 2019 Super Lawyers List; Seven Attorneys Honored as Rising Stars

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Brooks Kushman Named One of Metro Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

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Nine Brooks Kushman Attorneys Ranked As 2020 Best Lawyer; Two Attorneys Recognized As 2020 Lawyer Of The Year

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Webinar

2018/2019 Supreme Court Intellectual Property Review

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Frank Angileri Named Michigan IP Litigator of the Year

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Webinar

PTAB Year in Review and Looking Forward – New Procedures Require Reassessment of AIA Trial Strategies

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Client Alerts

USPTO Adopts Federal Court Claim Construction Standard For All AIA Post Grant Proceedings

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Twelve Brooks Kushman Lawyers Named To 2018 Super Lawyers List; Eight Attorneys Honored as Rising Stars

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Nine Brooks Kushman Attorneys Ranked As Best Lawyer; Two Attorneys Recognized as Lawyer of the Year

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Webinar

Second Quarter Supreme Court and Federal Circuit IP Review

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Brooks Kushman Recognized as Gold-Standard Firm By IAM Annual Patent 1000; Six Attorneys Recognized as Top Practioners

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Brooks Kushman Recognized by Chambers and Partners for Second Consecutive Year

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Webinar

SAS And Oil States: How New Supreme Court Rulings Will Change Post-Grant Strategy

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Client Alerts

Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of IPR Proceedings, But Strikes Down Partial PTAB Final Written Decisions

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Brooks Kushman Ranked In The 2018 Best Law Firms List; Nine Attorneys Ranked As Best Lawyer

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Twelve Brooks Kushman Lawyers Named To 2017 Super Lawyers List; Ten Attorneys Honored As Rising Stars

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Nine Brooks Kushman Attorneys Ranked as 2018 Best Lawyers

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Client Alerts

AIA Inter Partes Review Proceedings Challenged

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Gold in IAM Annual Patent 1000

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2017 Chambers USA Top Intellectual Property Firms

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Six Shareholders Named “IP Stars” By Managing IP

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Client Alerts

Supreme Court’s TC Heartland Decision Impact

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Federal Circuit Considers Offers For Sale Under AIA

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Webinar

Quarterly Review – Intellectual Property Impact

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Presentations

Frank Angileri to Present at Detroit FCBA Event

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Frank Angileri Named IP Litigator of The Year

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Client Alerts

Exporting Single Part Doesn’t Violate Section 271(F)(1)

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Blog

Supreme Court to Review Forum Shopping in Patent Infringement Litigation

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Five Brooks Kushman Lawyers Named To 2017 Top Lawyers List

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Brooks Kushman Ranked in the 2017 Best Law Firms List; Eight Attorneys Ranked as Best Lawyers

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Client Alerts

Federal Circuit Reverses Course on Obviousness– Affirms Apple Victory in Smartphone Battle

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Webinar

Second Quarter 2016 Supreme Court and Federal Circuit Update

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Eight Brooks Kushman Lawyers Named To 2016 Super Lawyers List; Eight Attorneys Honored As Rising Stars

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Brooks Kushman Congratulates 7 Attorneys Named as 2017 Best Lawyers In America

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Media Coverage

Frank Angileri Featured in Bloomberg BNA

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Client Alerts

Supreme Court’s Cuozzo Decision Endorses AIA Trial Proceedings, But Preserves Key Roles for both the PTAB and Federal Courts in Patent Disputes

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Brooks Kushman Recognized as Gold-Standard Firm in Patent 1000 Listing for Third Consecutive Year

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Brooks Kushman Attorneys Named “IP Stars” by Managing IP

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Webinar

AIA Patent Trial and Appeal Board Update

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Presentations

Brooks Kushman Shareholder to Discuss Securing 360-degree Protection at IP in the Auto Industry Conference

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Brooks Kushman Ranked in Top 2015 PTAB Firms by Docket Navigator

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Client Alerts

USPTO Issues Scaled-Down Revised Rules For PTAB Trials

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Brooks Kushman Named Managing IP Patent Litigation Firm of the Year, Shareholder recognized as “Michigan IP Litigator of the Year”

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Ford Wins More Hybrid Vehicle Patent Appeal Board Reviews- Brooks Kushman

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Eleven Brooks Kushman Attorneys Named Top Lawyers

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Ford Nabs PTAB Review Of Paice’s Hybrid Car Patent – Brooks Kushman

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Ford Nabs PTAB Review Of Paice’s Hybrid Car Patent – Brooks Kushman

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Brooks Kushman IP Litigation team mentioned in Law360

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Fifteen Brooks Kushman Attorneys Named 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

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Brooks Kushman Named One of the Most Active Firms at the PTAB During the First Half of 2015

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Five Brooks Kushman Attorneys Recognized as 2016 Best Lawyers in America

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Brooks Kushman Attorneys Named “IP Stars” by Managing IP

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Brooks Kushman Shareholder to Discuss IP Litigation at InsideCounsel SuperConference

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Brooks Kushman Shareholder Named “Michigan IP Litigator of the Year” by Managing IP

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Brooks Kushman Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney Frank A. Angileri Honored as a 2015 Leader in the Law

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Client Alerts

Supreme Court Orders Federal Circuit To Defer To District Court Factual Findings During Patent Claim Construction: Will Markman Strategies Change?

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Brooks Kushman Attorneys Help Lead USPTO Pro Bono Efforts

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Brooks Kushman Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a 2014 “Best Law Firm”; Five Shareholders Named as “Best Lawyers”

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Brooks Kushman Hosts Intellectual Property Presentations at Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition

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Brooks Kushman Successfully Defends Patent Infringement Case for Domino’s Pizza in Landmark Patent Litigation Case

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Brooks Kushman Welcomes Challenge Detroit Year Three Fellow

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Sixteen Brooks Kushman Attorneys Named 2014 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

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BK Patent Litigation Attorneys Explore Impact Of Federal Circuit’s VirnetX Ruling On Patent Damages

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Brooks Kushman Participating in Challenge Detroit Initiative, Supporting Innovation and Leadership

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Media Coverage

Michigan Lawyers Weekly Looks to Angileri for Insight on the Impact of the America Invents Act to Patent Law

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Inside Counsel Magazine Looks to Angileri for Take on Increase of Patent Re-Examination Claims

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Commerce Township Entrepreneur Prevails in Case Against Microsoft for Willful Infringement of Anti-Piracy Software Patents

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