Brooks Kushman has a long track record of success representing businesses and individuals in intellectual property and technology litigation. We win difficult cases because our attorneys have the training and background to thoroughly understand complex technical issues, the courtroom skills to take cases to trial – if necessary, and a client-focused approach to developing strategies and budgets to achieve every client’s unique goals. We have the expertise, skills, and experience to handle virtually any technology dispute.

Our approach to litigation is premised on a simple philosophy:

Our paramount goal in any litigation matter – large or small – is to work in partnership with our client to attain the best possible outcome at an acceptable cost. We staff cases with attorneys with the skills and experience to provide zealous representation. We keep our clients continually advised of the status of litigation matters. Because of the inherent uncertainties in the litigation process, no firm can guarantee complete success in every matter. But we can pledge to place our client’s interests first and to adopt strategies to win whenever possible.

Brooks Kushman’s intellectual property and technology litigation practice has been a cornerstone of the firm since its founding. We do not use a cookie-cutter approach to litigation. We confer with our clients to select the right team of professionals and the best strategy for each dispute, considering the complexity of the issue, technology, business objectives, and budget. In most situations, the litigation team is a cohesive group of lawyers and support professionals that will handle the project in a coordinated effort.

Our litigators are well-versed in the technical issues at the heart of modern IP and technology disputes. Most of our litigation attorneys have advanced technical degrees and have extensive experience in technical areas, including automotive, electronics, computer science, telecommunications, medical devices, chemical engineering, pharma and biotech, food and beverage, and materials science. We strive to staff litigation with attorneys possessing an educational background or work experience in each client’s technological field.

Brooks Kushman’s trial lawyers are courtroom-tested. We have successfully tried hundreds of cases before juries and judges, in federal and state courts, administrative bodies such as the Patent and Trademark Office and the International Trade Commission (ITC), Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and in a myriad of foreign tribunals. We have successfully handled numerous appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and other federal and state appeals courts. Additionally, we have extensive experience in handling Post-Grant Reviews (PGRs) and Inter Parties Reviews (IPRs) before the PTAB.

Litigation Practice Areas:

  • Patent Litigation
  • Trademark & Copyright Litigation
  • Trade Secrets and Noncompetition
  • Copyright
  • Technology Licensing
  • Open Source Software
  • Technology-Related Commercial Litigation

  • Frank Angileri Named Michigan IP Litigator of the Year
    Tuesday, April 09, 2019

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce that Managing Intellectual Property has recognized Frank Angileri as Michigan’s Outstanding IP Litigator of the Year. This award is based on rigorous and impartial research completed through interviews with local firms and corporations. 2019 marks the fourth year Angileri received the award, being named Michigan’s Outstanding Litigator...

  • Brooks Kushman Ranked In The 2019 Best Law Firms List; Nine Attorneys Ranked As Best Lawyer
    Monday, November 05, 2018

    Southfield, Mich.,- Brooks Kushman is proud to announce the firm has been ranked in the 2019 edition of U.S. News and World Report list of Best Law Firms and Best Lawyers. In Detroit, Brooks Kushman holds a tier one ranking in intellectual property litigation (IP), patent litigation, and patent law. The firm was also recognized...

  • Brooks Kushman Recognized by Chambers and Partners for Second Consecutive Year
    Tuesday, May 08, 2018

    SOUTHFIELD, Michigan- Brooks Kushman, a leading intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm, is proud to announce the firm’s inclusion in Chambers and Partners guide of 2018 Top intellectual property firms. In addition to the firm’s recognition, Chambers and Partners has also recognized the work of shareholder Frank Angileri, naming him in...

  • Brooks Kushman Shareholder Recognized as Michigan IP Litigator of the Year
    Monday, March 19, 2018

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce that Managing Intellectual Property has recognized Shareholder John LeRoy as Michigan’s Outstanding IP Litigator of the Year. This award is based on rigorous and impartial research, as well as nominations from both within an attorney’s firm and from outside competitive firms. With over 15 years...

  • Brooks Kushman Ranked In The 2018 Best Law Firms List; Nine Attorneys Ranked As Best Lawyer
    Friday, November 03, 2017

    Southfield, Mich.,- Brooks Kushman is proud to announce the firm has been ranked in the 2018 edition of U.S. News and World Report-Best Lawyers list of Best Law Firms and Best Lawyers. In Michigan, Brooks Kushman holds a tier one ranking in IP litigation, patent litigation, patent law and trademark law...

  • Brooks Kushman Recognized as 2016 Best Law Firm
    Wednesday, November 04, 2015

    Southfield, Mich. - Brooks Kushman is proud to announce the firm has been ranked in the 2016 edition of “U.S. News and World Report – Best Lawyers” list of Best Law Firms. Brooks Kushman holds a tier one ranking in IP litigation, patent litigation, patent law and trademark law in Detroit,...

  • Five Brooks Kushman Attorneys Recognized as 2016 Best Lawyers in America
    Wednesday, August 19, 2015

    Southfield, Mich. -Brooks Kushman President Mark Cantor, and Shareholders Frank Angileri, Marc Lorelli, John LeRoy and Elizabeth Janda have been selected for inclusion in the 22nd edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Brooks Kushman attorneys were recognized as 2016 Best Lawyers across a variety of intellectual property (IP) practice areas,...

  • 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 Shareholder Named “Michigan IP Litigator of the Year” by Managing IP
    Thursday, March 19, 2015

    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. The award is given each year during the publication’s North American Awards dinner.Angileri was also named in Managing IP’s “IP Stars” listing, a comprehensive guide to leading IP firms and...

      • Frank Angileri Featured in Bloomberg BNA
        Tuesday, August 16, 2016

        SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder Frank A. Angileri was featured in Bloomberg BNA’s August 11, 2016 article, “Federal Judge Shortages Take Toll on Business Litigation.” The article discusses the potential impacts of the Senate’s sluggish pace in filling federal judicial vacancies have on the ability to resolve key cases, including...

        • 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 Shareholder to Discuss IP Litigation at InsideCounsel SuperConference
          Thursday, May 07, 2015

          SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - Brooks Kushman Shareholder Frank Angileri will speak to attendees of the 15th annual InsideCounsel SuperConference on May 13, 2015 in Chicago. This annual conference helps legal professionals of all levels become strategic partners within their organizations.Angileri will discuss strategies for businesses to prepare for intellectual property litigation that help reduce risks and gain proactive...

          • IP Litigation in 2019: Key Developments from 2018 and Predictions for the New Year
            Monday, December 17, 2018

            2018 was another eventful year for intellectual property litigation. In addition to developments in AIA post-grant trials before the PTAB, the Supreme Court and Federal Circuit issued several landmark decisions affecting both IP owners and accused infringers. By all indications, 2019 promises even more changes, as the Supreme Court already...