Brooks Kushman’s experience in technology-intensive court cases is not limited to intellectual property disputes. From start-up technology companies to global industrial powerhouses, Brooks Kushman solves the legal problems our clients face on a regular basis. Our clients rely on us to provide practical solutions and results.

We represent clients in commercial litigation in administrative proceedings, arbitrations, and state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the United States. Representative commercial matters include:

  • Development agreement disputes
  • Nondisclosure and non-compete
  • Breach of contract
  • Fraud and misrepresentation
  • Inventorship/Ownership
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Conversion
  • Unfair competition
  • Tortious interference
  • Shareholder actions

We have a robust team of trial lawyers, most of whom are experienced in all stages of complex litigation. We take pride in efficiently representing each client with an assembled litigation team that presents the right complement of talent and skills to position our clients with a strategic advantage at trial. Our trial lawyers have the technical training and industry experience to analyze complex issues at the heart of modern commercial disputes, and develop a litigation strategy to win.

  • Frank Angileri Named IP Litigator of The Year
    Monday, March 27, 2017

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce that Shareholder Frank Angileri was named Michigan’s IP Litigator of the Year by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine. 2017 marks the third consecutive year Angileri has been the recipient of this award. Angileri, who also serves as Co-Chair of Brooks Kushman’s Post-Grant Proceedings practice, was awarded for...

  • 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 Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney Frank A. Angileri Honored as a 2015 “Leader in the Law”
    Tuesday, February 17, 2015

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder, Frank A. Angileri, has been named a 2015 “Leader in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Angileri will be recognized along with 30 other honorees at the 2015 Leaders in the Law award ceremony hosted by Michigan Lawyers Weekly on March 26, 2015 in Troy. “We couldn’t be more thrilled for...

  • Brooks Kushman Appoints Shareholder Chanille Carswell as 2015 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow
    Monday, February 09, 2015

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder Chanille Carswell has been selected to represent Brooks Kushman as a member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s (LCLD) 2015 class of Fellows. This landmark program identifies, trains and focuses on the development of the industry’s next generation of professional leaders. The LCLD Fellows Program offers participants virtual and...

  • Brooks Kushman’s David Berry Joins Patent Resources Group Educational Staff
    Sunday, February 08, 2015

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Brooks Kushman Of Counsel David C. Berry has joined the Patent Resources Group Patent Bar Review program faculty. He joins attorneys from across the country to help practitioners prepare for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Registration Exam for Attorneys and Agents. The Patent Bar Review course, conducted since 1969, is a comprehensive...

  • Brooks Kushman Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a 2014 “Best Law Firm”; Five Shareholders Named as “Best Lawyers”
    Monday, November 03, 2014

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm, Brooks Kushman, is proud to announce their inclusion in the 2015 edition of “U.S. News and World Report – Best Lawyers`” list of Best Law Firms. Brooks Kushman holds a national tier one ranking in patent and IP litigation, patent law...

  • Brooks Kushman Successfully Defends Patent Infringement Case for Domino's Pizza in Landmark Patent Litigation Case
    Tuesday, October 14, 2014

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich., - Brooks Kushman patent litigators, Frank Angileri, Tom Cunningham, and Mark Jotanovic successfully  defended Domino`s Pizza in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in a patent infringement case regarding the company`s store locator on its website. In 2010, GeoTag Inc., a non-practicing entity (“NPE”)...

  • Brooks Kushman Announces New Co-Chair of Litigation
    Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce Shareholder Marc Lorelli has recently been appointed to serve as the firm`s new Co-Chair of Litigation. Lorelli has been with Brooks Kushman since 2001, and has been instrumental in building, developing, and growing the firm`s IP litigation team. “We have nothing but high...

  • Brooks Kushman Continues Growth with Addition of a Patent Litigation Attorney
    Monday, September 22, 2014

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce David Berry is the latest addition to the team. Berry brings 15 years of experience as a practicing intellectual property (IP) attorney and over 10 years of experience as a Professor of Law to the firm. Berry`s practice will focus on patent litigation and IP...

  • Brooks Kushman Recognized as Leader in Patent Prosecution and IP Litigation in BTI`s IP Outlook Report
    Monday, August 04, 2014

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman, intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm, is pleased to announce its recognition as one of the top 10 IP practices in the United States for IP litigation and patent prosecution in the BTI Consulting Group`s 2015 Intellectual Property Outlook. Brooks Kushman was also listed as...

  • Brooks Kushman Win is Affirmed in Appeal for Infection Prevention Technologies LLC
    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – On Friday, June 20, 2014 the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a finding that Brooks Kushman`s client, Infection Prevention Technologies LLC (IPT), did not infringe two patents related to ultraviolet sterilization devices held by Lumalier Corp. This ruling came after an appeal by Lumalier Corp., on the...

  • Brooks Kushman Adds Three Associates
    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman, intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm, welcomes three new attorneys to the firm. David Coppiellie, Laura Ernst and Richard Leach will each join the firm as associates. Mr. Coppiellie is a registered patent attorney and focuses his practice on preparing and prosecuting patent applications in...

  • Brooks Kushman Expands Patent Prosecution Team with the Addition of Isaac Slutsky
    Tuesday, December 03, 2013

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman P.C. – a nationally ranked intellectual property (IP) and technology firm – is pleased to announce that Isaac Slutsky has joined the firm`s Southfield, Mich. office. The announcement was made by Mark Cantor, president of the firm.“Isaac has a significant amount of experience in computer...

  • Brooks Kushman Hires Four Associates as Patent Prosecution and Litigation Practices Grow
    Tuesday, November 26, 2013

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman P.C. – a nationally ranked intellectual property and technology law firm – recently hired four new associates based at the firm`s Southfield, Mich. office. The announcement was made by Mark Cantor, president of the firm. “The new associates are a strong asset to our patent prosecution...

  • Four Brooks Kushman Attorneys Recognized as “2014 Top Lawyers”
    Tuesday, November 05, 2013

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Recognized as leading Detroit lawyers, four Brooks Kushman attorneys were named to Dbusiness magazine`s “2014 Top Lawyers” list. Firm President Mark A. Cantor, Shareholder John M. Halan, Shareholder Kristin L. Murphy, and Associate Brian C. Doughty were all named to the Metro Detroit list. “Kristin, John, Brian and...

  • Brooks Kushman Announces Four New Attorneys; Further Expands Medical Device and Trademark Practice Groups
    Wednesday, October 16, 2013

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Building upon the firm`s expertise and diversity, Brooks Kushman P.C. – a nationally ranked intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm – has hired Kristin L. Murphy, Linda D. Mettes, Rachel A. Smith and Dorne J. McKinnon-Rybicki, adding more than 60 years of combined legal experience at...

  • Four Brooks Kushman Shareholders Named 2013 Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars
    Wednesday, September 04, 2013

    Firm also recognized as a “highly recommended” Michigan IP law firm SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Four Brooks Kushman P.C. Shareholders have been honored as Michigan IP Stars for 2013 by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. Firm President Mark A. Cantor and shareholders Frank A. Angileri, Elizabeth F. Janda and Robert C.J. Tuttle were named...

  • Brooks Kushman's Cantor and Angileri Recognized as 2014 “Best Lawyers in America”
    Friday, August 16, 2013

    Southfield, Mich. - Brooks Kushman`s Mark Cantor, president, and Frank Angileri, shareholder, were recently selected for inclusion in the 20th edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Cantor and Angileri are named in the practice areas of litigation – intellectual property (IP), litigation – patent, patent law and trademark law. According...

  • Brooks Kushman Publishes Sixth Edition of Intellectual Property Primer Covering the Latest Changes in the IP Landscape
    Tuesday, August 06, 2013

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Intellectual property (IP) has changed more in the last 10 years than ever before. To provide a basic understanding of the various aspects of current IP law, Brooks Kushman P.C. has issued the Sixth Edition of its IP Primer. The guide is written to help those who...

  • Rising Star: Brooks Kushman's Roland Tong Named Southern California Rising Star
    Monday, June 24, 2013

    LOS ANGELES, CA – Senior Attorney Roland Tong was again named a Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Star for his intellectual property (IP) work. This is the third consecutive year he has been named to the listing that honors up-and-coming lawyers. To be eligible for the Rising Star honor, a candidate...

  • Brooks Kushman Further Expands Patent Prosecution Practice with Two New Attorneys
    Wednesday, May 29, 2013

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman P.C. – a nationally ranked intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm – is pleased to announce that Robert D. Burns and Scott E. Lloydhave joined the firm as associates. The announcement was made by Mark Cantor, president of Brooks Kushman. Burns and Lloyd join...

  • Addition of Attorneys Rebecca J. Cantor and Nathan A. Reed, Ph.D., Further Expands Brooks Kushman's Life Sciences and Biotechnology Industry Strengths
    Friday, November 02, 2012

    Southfield, Mich. – Intellectual property law firm Brooks Kushman P.C. is pleased to announce that Rebecca J. Cantor and Nathan A. Reed, Ph.D., have joined the firm, growing Brooks Kushman`s depth of experience and expertise in the Life Sciences and Biotech Groups. Both attorneys bring years of experience in the...

  • Brooks Kushman Prevails in Patent Infringement Case for $5.4 Million Against Verizon Communications
    Monday, March 28, 2011

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich., March 28, 2011 – On March 18, a jury awarded Cheetah Omni LLC $5.4 million in damages against three subsidiaries of Verizon Communications, Inc. The jury found that Verizon infringed Cheetah`s “fiber to the home technology” Patent No. 7,522,836. Cheetah Omni is a research and development company that has...

  • Patent Law: A Career Alternative or an Engineering Tool
    Tuesday, March 01, 2011

    Brooks Kushman patent litigation attorney, Christopher Smith offers insight to ASM News on the career path to becoming a patent attorney. Patent Law: A Career Alternative or an Engineering Tool It was my sophomore year in college and I started taking courses in materials science – my declared major. But as time went...

  • 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's John Halan Named to Lawrence Tech Advisory Board
    Friday, September 05, 2008

    John M. Halan, a shareholder and lawyer with Brooks Kushman P.C., has been invited to serve on the Engineering Technology Industrial Advisory Board of Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Mich. “I`m honored to be on the Lawrence Tech Advisory Board,” Halan said. “As a former engineering student myself, I will...

  • NorthPole Companies Secure Summary Judgment Against Bravo Sports, Inc.
    Monday, July 28, 2008

    On July 21, 2008, the United States District Court, Central District of California, entered an order dismissing with prejudice the claims of patent infringement that Bravo Sports, Inc. had made against NorthPole Limited, NorthPole (US) LLC, and NorthPole (China) Limited. The NorthPole companies make and sell a wide variety of...

  • 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...

  • Brooks Kushman Hires Industry Veteran Daniel Stock, Enhances Corporate Transactions Expertise
    Thursday, February 01, 2007

         Brooks Kushman announced today that Daniel M. Stock, former in-house counsel at Ford Motor Co., has recently joined the law firm. The announcement was made by Ernie L. Brooks, president and founding partner.     Stock – who has practiced intellectual property (IP) law for nearly 35 years – has significant experience...

  • Brooks Kushman Secures $133 Million Jury Verdict Against Microsoft and Autodesk
    Monday, April 10, 2006

    In April, a jury in the Eastern District of Texas (Tyler) awarded $133 million to Michigan-based, z4 Technologies in a patent dispute with Microsoft and Autodesk. z4 sued the two software companies claiming they infringed two patents relating to z4`s anti-piracy technology. The jury awarded $115 million for Microsoft`s infringement,...

  • Hilgraeve Inc. Wins $62.5 Million Settlement Against Symantec Brooks Kushman represented Hilgraeve in patent suit
    Tuesday, August 19, 2003

    Southfield, Mich. – Attorneys with the intellectual property law firm Brooks Kushman P.C. settled a $62.5 million suit on behalf of Hilgraeve, Inc. vs. Symantec Corporation, just days before the case was to go to trial. As part of the settlement, Symantec, an Internet security company based in Cupertino, Calif.,...

      • Brooks Kushman President Featured in Crain’s Detroit Business
        Sunday, December 07, 2014

        SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman President Mark Cantor was featured in Crain’s Detroit Business’ Dec. 7 article, “Tech transfer office can help a professor turn intellectual gifts into gold.” The article is included in Crain’s bi-annual “Michigan Deal” publication.In the article, Cantor discusses legal considerations regarding the ownership of intellectual property in technology transfers,...

      • Five Brooks Kushman Attorneys Recognized as 2015 Best Lawyers in America ®
        Wednesday, August 20, 2014

        Southfield, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce that President Mark A. Cantor, and Shareholders Frank A. Angileri, Marc Lorelli, John S. LeRoy and Elizabeth F. Janda have all been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America ® 2015. Brooks Kushman attorneys were recognized as 2015 Best Lawyers across a...

      • Brooks Kushman Shareholder Discusses Patent Trolls in Crain's Detroit Business
        Tuesday, June 24, 2014

        SOUTHFIELD, Mich., - Brooks Kushman Shareholder, Marc Lorelli, was featured in an article discussing patent troll litigation in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In the article, “Patent Trolls Take Their Toll,” Lorelli discusses how the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act protects companies against patent trolls, as well as ways that patent...

      • 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, four attorneys named ‘IP Stars' by Managing IP
        Tuesday, May 27, 2014

        SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - Brooks Kushman, intellectual property and technology law firm, is one of the few firms in Michigan that have been named a “Highly Recommended” intellectual property law firm by Managing Intellectual Property. This list is a comprehensive guide to leading IP firms and lawyers, covering more than 80...

      • 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...

      • The American Law Journal recognizes Ernie Brooks as one of the nation's top litigators
        Monday, June 05, 2006

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      • Fortune 250 Name Brooks Kushman as a Top 10 IP Firm
        Thursday, November 10, 2005

        IP Law and BusinessBrooks Kushman is listed among the top 10 IP firms in IP Law & Business magazine's annual Who Protects IP America survey of the Fortune 250 companies. The survey mentions Brooks Kushman five times in the annual review of IP counsel. Brooks Kushman ties for fourth in...

      • Brooks Kushman Listed as Top 10 IP Firm According to the Fortune 250
        Friday, December 10, 2004

        IP Law & Business magazine lists Brooks Kushman as one of the top 10 IP firms according to the Fortune 250 in the Who Protects IP America survey. The survey mentions Brooks Kushman five times in the annual review of IP counsel. Review the results at : IP Law and...

      • Go Abroad for Cheap Tunes? Global Sites Offer Cheap Music But Questionable Legal Issues
        Wednesday, December 01, 2004

        Digital World MagazineThere are an increasing number of international sites offering music downloads at low prices with few copyright restrictions. Sites based in Russia and Spain claim to be legitimate, but Tom Lewry warns that bargain hunters should beware, “My advice would be stay away from them because you run...

      • Many See Patent Law as Last Big-Ticket Litigation Area
        Monday, February 02, 2004

        Publication:Crain's Detroit BusinessIn an article about the increase in intellectual property litigation in recent years, Ernie Brooks commented, “a pendulum swing in court rulings upholding patents that began in the mid-1960s helped propel interest and activity in intellectual- property litigation.”“The practice continues to grow because American business is more attuned...

      • Novell Will Pay Some Legal Costs for Linux Customers (Update2)
        Monday, January 12, 2004

        Publication:BloombergThis article notes that Novell Inc. will pay some clients if they are sued for copyright infringement to blunt the impact of threatened suits against Linux users. IBM and Intel pledged to contribute to a defense fund and Hewlett-Packard has agreed to indemnify its customers. Tom Lewry commented that, “The...

      • RIAA Can't Subpoena Identities of File Traders, D.C. Cir. Says
        Tuesday, January 06, 2004

        Publication:Intellectual Property Litigation ReporterA federal appellate court recently ruled that the RIAA cannot obtain the identities of file traders from their ISPs. Tom Lewry commented, "This is obviously going to put a huge monkey wrench" into the RIAA's plans to continue filing lawsuits against individual file traders. “However, the decision...

      • Peace Offering for File Traders?
        Saturday, September 06, 2003

        Publication:Wired NewsTom Lewry is quoted in this article regarding the music industry`s plans to offer so-called “amnesty” to file traders who come forward and promise not download files in the future.Lewry does not believe that this is the best approach. According to Lewry, “The general concept of amnesty is a...

      • Content Cops
        Friday, August 01, 2003

        Publication:America's NetworkTom Lewry is quoted in this article that discusses whether ISPs should be responsible for the billions of files that are downloaded each month from popular P2P networks.Lewry agrees with the ISPs when they argue that, just as telecommunications service providers have not been held liable for the traffic...

      • Verizon Loses First Round With RIAA; ISPs Brace for More Subpoenas
        Sunday, June 01, 2003

        Publication:TelephonyTom Lewry is quoted in this article from the June 16, 2003, issue of Telephony about the Recording Industry Association of America's (RIAA) seemingly cautious pursuit of Internet music piracy. Lewry commented, "(The RIAA) may be out looking for specific customers to take action against. What they really want to...

      • DMCA Creates Legal Exposure for Universities
        Wednesday, April 02, 2003

        Publication:DMCA AlertThomas Lewry was quoted in the April 2003 issue of the DMCA Alert regarding the difficulties new encrypted peer-to-peer software programs present to college IT managers responsible for enforcing the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). "Encrypted and anonymous file-sharing programs like Filetopia can be a real problem for colleges...

      • Lawyer for MTU Student Says Grokster Decision Applies
        Tuesday, April 01, 2003

        Publication:RadioandRecords.comAn article in the April 28, 2003 PM Update on RadioandRecords.com quoted Tom Lewry about the decision by a Los Angeles federal judge that Grokster Ltd, StreamCast Networks Inc. and Kazaa BV are not liable for copyright infringement committed by users of their file-sharing software. "The courts (sic) ruling confirms...

        • Brooks Kushman Shareholder Discusses Standing Issues Between Related Entities In Patent Cases In ACC Quick Counsel
          Thursday, May 14, 2015

          SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – In a recent Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Quick Counsel article, Brooks Kushman Shareholder Christopher Smith discusses the enforcement of rights for patents held by an intellectual property holding company (IPHC).According to the article, “Although IPHC’s can provide some structural and tax advantages, they can also complicate the way an organization enforces its intellectual...

        • Brooks Kushman President Featured in X-ology Magazine
          Thursday, January 29, 2015

          SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman President Mark Cantor was featured in Xology Magazine in the publication’s Expert Outlook section in. Cantor authored the article “What’s Next for Software Patents,” which ran in Xology’s January issue.In the article, Cantor discusses the Supreme Court’s June 2014 ruling, Alice Corp., Pty. v. CLS Bank Int’l, its affects on...

        • Recent Developments in Information Technology Law – Second Quarter 2014
          Friday, June 27, 2014

          Brooks Kushman Patent Attorney, Dave Syrowik, recently published a new legal resource titled “Recent Developments in Information Technology Law.” The document overviews key legal cases and opinions for the second quarter of 2014, including relevant cases from the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeal, U.S. District Courts, U.S. Patent...

        • Recent Developments in Information Technology Law – First Quarter 2014
          Wednesday, April 23, 2014

          Brooks Kushman patent attorney, Dave Syrowik, recently published a new legal resource titled “Recent Developments in Information Technology Law.” The document overviews key legal cases and opinions for the first quarter of 2014, including relevant cases from the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeal, U.S. District Courts, U.S. Patent...

        • New Resource: Recent Developments in Information Technology Law – Third Quarter 2013
          Thursday, October 17, 2013

          Brooks Kushman patent attorney, Dave Syrowik, recently published a new legal resource titled “Recent Developments in Information Technology Law.” The document overviews key legal cases and opinions for the second quarter of 2013, including relevant cases from the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeal, U.S. District Courts, U.S. Patent...

        • Patent Protection
          Thursday, January 31, 2013

          John Halan, a Brooks Kushman litigation attorney, discusses procedures that companies should adopt to protect their intellectual property under soon-to-be, or recently, effective provisions of the America Invents Act. Patent ProtectionBusinesses that fail to heed new provisions of the America Invents Act run the risk of losing their ideas to...

        • Egyptian Goddess: Filing Down the Design Patent Infringement Test to Ensure a Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words
          Tuesday, February 24, 2009

          Reprinting permission: Egyptian Goddess: Filing Down the Design Patent Infringement Test to Ensure a Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words, IPLS Proceedings, Vol. 20, Issue 1, 2009[Read More...]

        • The State of the Computer and Internet Law - 2008
          Wednesday, September 10, 2008

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        • Patent Law Under Siege: What Does it Mean?
          Thursday, August 28, 2008

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        • Michigan SuperLawyers 2006
          Sunday, September 24, 2006

          Two of our lawyers - Ernie Brooks and Bill Abbatt - were recognized as "SuperLawyers" in the field of Intellectual Property, in the first Michigan SuperLawyers Listing published by Law & Politics, after a multi-step selection process. That process included a survey of all lawyers in Michigan who have been...

        • The State of Computer & Internet Law 2006
          Tuesday, July 25, 2006

          David Syrowik presents a comprehensive review of computer and Internet case law handed down in 2006. [Read More...]

        • Don't Let Others Trade Your Secrets
          Friday, March 10, 2006

          Publication:Security Management Magazine

        • Bringing Out the Big Gun: Invoking the Sherman Act in Patent Litigation
          Friday, December 10, 2004

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

        • Federal Circuit Overrules Longstanding "Adverse Inference" Rule
          Tuesday, October 12, 2004

          Publication:Detroit Legal News, Vol. CIX No. 204In the recent en banc decision of Knorr-Bremse Systeme Fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmBH v. Dana Corp., Nos. 01-1357, -1376, 02-1221, -1256, 2004 U.S. App. LEXIS 19185 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 13, 2004), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit overruled the “adverse inference” rule...

        • Customs Brokerage Industry Narrowly Escapes Restructuring
          Monday, October 04, 2004

          Publication:Intellectual Property Litigation Reporter, Vol. 11, Issue 12On Aug. 5, 2004, U.S. District Judge Paul D. Borman of the Eastern District of Michigan entered judgment against Ford Motor Co.'s former customs broker in a landmark case that received worldwide attention from the customs brokerage industry. Caught up in this multimillion-dollar...

        • Protection of Slogans - Part of Everyday Speech and Related Issues
          Friday, April 09, 2004

          Publication:Oakland County Legal NewsBill Abbatt, a partner at Brooks Kushman, highlights important issues surrounding the protection of slogans, including:- Can you assert exclusive rights to use a slogan that includes words taken from everyday speech?- Does, or should, an outside ad agency undertake a clearance search to ascertain whether the...

        • Protection of Slogans - Part of Everyday Speech
          Thursday, April 08, 2004

          Publication:Detroit Legal NewsBill Abbatt, a partner at Brooks Kushman, highlights important issues surrounding the protection of slogans, including:- Can you assert exclusive rights to use a slogan that includes words taken from everyday speech?- Does, or should, an outside ad agency undertake a clearance search to ascertain whether the slogan...

        • Settlement Negotiators Beware: Verbal Negotiations May Have Unintended Consequences
          Thursday, May 01, 2003

          Publication:Corporate Counsellor