Patents often distinguish a company from its competitors in the marketplace, thus creating a strategic advantage and positioning for a winning scenario. This mentality has helped shape our patent litigation team. The technical and trial experience of our patent litigation attorneys has allowed us to earn a national reputation for high-stakes matters and developing winning litigation strategies. Our patent litigation attorneys are well-positioned to help companies protect and enforce their patent rights. We remain focused on achieving the results our clients expect. Many of our litigation attorneys have advanced technical degrees and have extensive experience in a variety of technical areas, including automotive, electronics, computer science, telecommunications, medical devices, chemical engineering, pharma and biotech, food and beverage, and materials science. Our litigation practice pursues strategies that consistently deliver successful outcomes. To do this, we keep our focus squarely on the key elements that will achieve positive results, and build the case around those key elements. We efficiently represent each client with an assembled litigation team with the right complement of talent and skills to give our clients a strategic advantage at trial. Further, when a client prefers to resolve litigation prior to trial, we develop creative solutions to resolve disputes, recognizing that a favorable business resolution may be in the client’s best interest.

Key Jurisdictions: Brooks Kushman has successfully tried cases before federal and state courts around the nation, including:

  • Eastern District of Texas
  • District of Delaware
  • Eastern District of Michigan
  • Northern District of California
  • Southern District of California
  • Eastern District of Virginia
  • Northern District of Illinois

We also have extensive experience in administrative bodies such as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, International Trade Commission (ITC), Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and in a myriad of foreign tribunals. We have successfully handled appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and other Federal Court of Appeals. Additionally, we have extensive experience in handling Post-Grant Reviews (PGRs) and Inter Partes Reviews (IPRs) before the PTAB.

Key Industries: We have handled litigation matters for clients in a broad range of industries involving all types of technologies, including:

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Computer Systems
  • Construction & Home Improvement Services
  • Consumer Products
  • Electronics & Semiconductors
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Beverage
  • Medical Device
  • Telecommunications

Because we are sensitive to the pressures our clients face while managing legal costs, we have built additional efficiencies into the entire process-from preparing an opinion about infringement, examining the merits of the case, and assessing the likelihood of success, to guiding the case through the complaint, discovery, settlement negotiation, summary judgment, and trial stages. We also believe it critical to work very closely with expert witnesses and guide their efforts, keeping a sharp focus on our client's overall objectives at all phases of the litigation.

I.E.E. International Electronics & Engineering, S.A. v. TK Holdings Inc., Case No. 10-cv-13487 (E.D. Michigan 2015) – Successfully represented plaintiff/counter-defendant in patent infringement action relating to capacitive occupant sensors. Matter was originally filed in the District of Delaware and was transferred to the Eastern District of Michigan. Case concluded in a favorable settlement for our client in the amount of $1.1 Million.

Eagle Harbor Holdings/Medius v. Ford Motor Company, Case No. 3:11-cv-05503-BHS (W.D. Washington 2015) – Successfully defended Ford in patent infringement trial in which plaintiff asserted several patents against Ford’s SYNC infotainment system and ’ automatic parking system. Plaintiffs sought damages of $250 million. Jury found patents not infringed and awarded no damages to plaintiff. Jury also found that plaintiffs had misappropriated Ford trade secrets.

Aquatic AV, Inc. v. Magnadyne Corp. et al., Case No. 3-14-cv-01931 (N.D. California 2014) – Successfully defended Magnadyne in a patent infringement action involving two patents relating to protective enclosures for electronic devices.  Successfully argued that the asserted claims of one of the two patents-in-suit were invalid as indefinite under 35 U.S.C. §112, ¶2 in accordance with the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc., 134 S. Ct. 2120 (2014).  Case concluded in a favorable settlement for our client in regards to the remaining claims at issue.

GeoTag, Inc. v. Domino’s Pizza Inc., Case No. 10-cv-o572 (E.D. Texas 2014) – Successfully defended Domino’s Pizza in a patent infringement action in Eastern District of Texas. Plaintiff brought suit against over 600 defendants for patent infringement. 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.

RawCar Group, LLC v. Grace Medical, Case No. 13-cv-01105 (S.D. California. 2014) – Successfully represented plaintiff in patent infringement action asserting two patents covering collapsible sterile drapes. Court found both patents valid and infringed on summary judgment. In a damages trial, jury awarded damages, found defendants guilty of willful infringement, and awarded fees to plaintiff.

Ancora Technologies, Inc v. Apple, Inc,. 744 F.3d 732 (Fed. Cir. 2014) – Successfully represented plaintiff in patent infringement action concerning computer software in filed in Southern District of California. Obtained a positive claim construction ruling for the patent holder on appeal to the Federal Circuit.

Infection Prevention Technologies LLC v. Lumalier Corp., Case No: 14-0138 (Fed. Cir. 2014) – Counsel for plaintiff IPT in declaratory judgment action concerning infringement of patents for ultraviolet sterilization. The district court granted IPT’s summary judgment motion and ruled that it did not infringe Lumalier’s patents. The decision was affirmed on appeal to the Federal Circuit.

Kar Enterprises v. Ford Motor Company, Case No. 4:11-cv-11200 (D. Massachusetts 2013) – Counsel for defendant Ford Motor Company in patent infringement lawsuit involving speed limiting system for a vehicle. Settled on favorable terms.

Robert Bosch LLC v. Corea Autoparts Producing Corporation et al., Civil Action No. 2:11-cv-14019 (E.D. Michigan 2013) and In re Certain Wiper Blades, Case No. 337-TA-816 (International Trade Commission) – Counsel for Corea Autoparts in multiple patent infringement actions concerning “bracket-less” or “beam” style wiper blades. Matters were concluded in a favorable settlement prior to trial.

TMC Fuel Injection System, LLC v. Ford Motor Company, Case No. 2-12-cv-04971 (E.D. Pennsylvania 2012) – Successfully defended Ford in a patent infringement action involving a patent asserted against the fuel system used in Ford’s F-150 pickup truck and other vehicles.  Obtained a positive claim construction ruling for Ford during an inter partes review proceeding before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) that found an express disclaimer in the prosecution history of the patent-in-suit.  District Court amended its original claim construction order based on the PTAB’s ruling and granted summary judgment of non-infringement in favor of Ford on the ground that the express disclaimer prevented the patent-in-suit from covering Ford’s vehicles.

Omega Patents, LLC v. General Motors LLC, et al. Case No. 12-cv-01192 (N.D. Georgia 2012) – Counsel for defendants General Motors and Onstar in patent infringement lawsuit involving vehicle remote systems. Case concluded in a favorable settlement.

Digitech Information Systems, Inc. v. Ally Financial, et al., Case No. 11-cv-13999 (E.D. Michigan 2012) – Counsel for defendant in this patent infringement action. The patent-in-suit was held invalid as lacking eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101. Decision was upheld in an appeal to the Federal Circuit.

Omega Patents, LLC v. General Motors LLC and OnStar, LLC, Case No. 12-cv-01192, (N.D. Georgia 2012) –  Lead counsel for GM and OnStar in successful resolution of case.

Omega Patents, LLC v. Lear Corp., Case No. 6:07-cv-1422-Orl (M.D. Florida 2011) – Counsel for defendant Lear Corporation in patent infringement lawsuit involving vehicle remote start technology. Case concluded in a favorable settlement.

Lear Corp. v. TS Tech USA Corp., et al., Case No. 11-00245 (S.D. Ohio 2011) – Lead counsel for Lear in action for enforcement of Lear patents.

Magnadyne Corp. v. Best Buy, et. al., Case No. 09-1763 (C.D. California 2010): Counsel for plaintiff Magnadyne in a patent infringement action involving the design of cellular phone chargers. Obtained a positive claim construction ruling and positive summary judgment result, leading to a favorable settlement prior to trial.

Latentier, LLC v. International Paper Co.,  725 F.Supp.2d 795 (E.D. Wisconsin 2010) – Counsel for International Paper in successful defense of patent infringement action relating to paper mill production process. Matter was settled on favorable terms prior to trial.

Elmotec Statomat, Inc. v. Visteon Corp., No. 07-13884 (E.D. Michigan 2009): Counsel for defendant Visteon defending claims of breach of contract, correction of inventorship of several patents, and related claims concerning alternator technologies. Obtained a favorable summary judgment dismissing plaintiff’s claims.

ST Sales Tech Holdings, LLC v. Ford Motor Company, Case No. CIV.A. 6:07-CV-346, (E.D. Texas 2008) – Counsel for Ford in successful defense of patent infringement action.

In re Certain Automotive Parts, 337-TA-557, U.S. International Trade Commission (2008) – Successfully enforced seven design patents, covering automotive parts for the 2004 Ford F-150, against six foreign and domestic manufacturers and distributors of aftermarket parts.

P&M Services, Inc. v. Martin Gubb, Case No. 04-72432 (E.D. Michigan 2007; Fed. Cir. 2008) – L Counsel for defendant in patent infringement action concerning paper converting technology. Plaintiff was seeking $7.2 million in damages for infringement of multiple patents. After a three week trial, a favorable jury verdict of $14,167 was obtained for our client. Obtained affirmance of the judgment on appeal at the Federal Circuit.

SPX Corp. v. Bartec USA, LLC, et. al., Case No. 06-14888 (E.D. Michigan 2008): Successfully represented plaintiff in a patent infringement action. Obtained a positive claim construction ruling for the patent holder as well as an order excluding evidence of certain prior art from the defendants. These successes led to the favorable settlement of the matter.

Elite Logistics Services, Inc., et al. v. ATX Technologies, Inc., et al., Case No. 02-866, (S.D. Texas 2007) – Counsel for defendant Ford Motor Company in a patent infringement lawsuit concerning vehicle telematics in which patentee sought tens of millions in damages. Successfully defended plaintiff’s motion seeking a preliminary injunction and obtained summary judgment ruling of non-infringement.

Excellent Inventions, Inc. v. FKA Distributing, et al., Case No. H-04-4543, (S.D. Texas 2006) – Counsel for defendant HoMedics (FKA Distributing) in a patent infringement action with multiple patents concerning control schemes for personal wellness products. Successfully opposed plaintiff’s claim for a preliminary injunction. Successfully argued at the Markman hearing for a claim scope that rendered the patents invalid. Our success at the Markman hearing led to a favorable settlement.

Ultra-Precision Manufacturing v. Ford Motor Company, Case No. 01-70302 (E.D. Michigan 2004) – Successfully defended Ford Motor Company in claims of breach of contract, unjust enrichment, commercial misappropriation and inventor fraud related to compressor technologies. Plaintiff was seeking tens of millions in damages. Through trial and multiple appeals, obtained and upheld a finding of no liability for our client.

Juicy Whip Inc. v. Orange Bang, Inc., 382 F.3d 1367 (Fed. Cir. 2004); 292 F.3d 728 (Fed. Cir. 2002); 185 F.3d 1364 (Fed. Cir. 1999) – Enforced Juicy Whip’s patent on beverage dispenser technology, including three successful precedent-setting appeals to the Federal Circuit on issues of patent utility, invalidity standards, and damages.

Robotic Vision Systems, Inc. v. View Engineering, Inc., 249 F.3d 1307 (Fed. Cir. 2001); 208 F.3d 981 (Fed. Cir. 2000) – 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 client based of failure of plaintiff to conduct adequate pre-filing investigation.

  • Six Brooks Kushman Shareholders Named To 2019 Top Lawyers List
    Monday, November 26, 2018

    Southfield, Mich.– Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce that six shareholders have been recognized by DBusiness magazine as “2019 Top Lawyers.” The annual list honors the top attorneys in the metro Detroit area in various areas of practice. Brooks Kushman attorneys recognized as 2019 Top Lawyers includes, Mark A. Cantor Frank A. Angileri ...

  • Federal Circuit Rules in Favor of Brooks Kushman Client Ancora Technologies, Inc.
    Tuesday, November 20, 2018

    Southfield, Mich. – On November 16, 2018, the U.S. Court Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that a software security patent owned by Ancora Technologies, Inc. is eligible for patent protection. The decision reverses a prior district court ruling. Brooks Kushman shareholders Marc Lorelli, Mark Cantor, John LeRoy and John...

  • 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 Hosts Chinese Delegation in Partnership With Michigan State University
    Friday, September 07, 2018

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman, in partnership with Michigan State University (MSU), hosted a Chinese Delegation for a roundtable discussion on Friday, September 7, 2018 in Southfield, Michigan. The roundtable focused on recent developments with U.S. patent challenges and trade secrets. It was moderated by Brooks Kushman shareholder Kristin L....

  • Nine Brooks Kushman Attorneys Ranked As Best Lawyer; Two Attorneys Recognized as Lawyer of the Year
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is proud to announce that the firm has been ranked in the 2019 edition of U.S. News and World Report Best Lawyers list of Best Lawyers. Brooks Kushman President Mark A. Cantor, and shareholders Frank A. Angileri, David Randall, Elizabeth F. Janda, John S. LeRoy, Thomas A....

  • 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 Recognized in the Top Tier of Each IP Rankings Category by Managing IP; Six Shareholders Named “IP Stars”
    Thursday, May 24, 2018

    Southfield, Mich. - Brooks Kushman is proud to announce six of the firm’s shareholders have been named “IP Stars” by Managing Intellectual Property (IP) Magazine. Brooks Kushman is also the only firm to be recognized in the top tier as “Highly Recommended” for each ranking: Patent Contentious, Patent Prosecution, and Trademarks. The comprehensive guide...

  • 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 Continues to Grow With Addition of Two New Associates
    Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is pleased to welcome Fanqi Meng and Anita Marinelli as its two newest associates contributing to our patent prosecution practice. With the addition of Meng and Marinelli, Brooks Kushman has grown by more than ten attorneys this year, several being lateral hires. Prior to joining Brooks Kushman, Meng spent...

  • Brooks Kushman Expands Patent Prosecution and Litigation Practice With Two New Associates
    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman – a nationally ranked intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm – is pleased to announce Todd Dishman and Jaewook (JK) Ryu have joined the firm as associates. “We are pleased to welcome both Todd and JK to our growing team,” said Mark Cantor, president of Brooks Kushman. “Their skills...

  • Nine Brooks Kushman Attorneys Ranked as 2018 Best Lawyers
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich.,- We are proud to announce that nine Brooks Kushman attorneys were recognized by there peers as 2018 Best Lawyers in America ®. Those included are: Mark Cantor(President) – IP Litigation, Patent Litigation, Patent Law, and Trademark law Frank Angileri(Shareholder; Co-Chair Post-Grant Proceedings) – IP Litigation, Patent Litigation, Patent Law, and...

  • Gold in IAM Annual Patent 1000
    Monday, June 12, 2017

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman, a leading intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm with offices across the nation, 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. The 2014...

  • Six Shareholders Named “IP Stars” By Managing IP
    Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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

  • 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...

  • Five Brooks Kushman Lawyers Named To 2017 Top Lawyers List
    Monday, November 21, 2016

    Southfield, Mich.–Brooks Kushman P.C. is pleased to announce that five attorneys have been recognized as “2017 Top Lawyers” by DBusiness magazine. The annual list honors the top attorneys in the metro Detroit area in various areas of practice. The complete list of Brooks Kushman attorneys honored as “2017 Top Lawyers” follows: Mark...

  • Brooks Kushman Further Expands Los Angeles Office; Hires David A. Randall as Shareholder
    Monday, November 07, 2016

    LOS ANGELES, CA – Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce the addition of Shareholder David A. Randall to the firm’s Los Angeles office. The move further expands the firm’s presence in the greater Los Angeles area. Randall brings more than 20 years of experience to the firm’s Los Angeles office. His...

  • Brooks Kushman Expands Life Science and Chemistry Practice
    Tuesday, October 04, 2016

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman has expanded its patent prosecution team with the addition of Associate Anand Viswanathan. Viswanathan will support Brooks Kushman clients in the life sciences, medical device and chemistry industries in the firm’s Southfield, Michigan office. In his role with Brooks Kushman, Viswanathan will focus on preparing and...

  • Brooks Kushman Congratulates 7 Attorneys Named as 2017 Best Lawyers In America
    Wednesday, August 17, 2016

    Southfield, Mich. -Brooks Kushman President Mark Cantor, and Shareholders Frank Angileri, Marc Lorelli, John LeRoy, Elizabeth Janda, Thomas Lewry and John Nemazi have been selected for inclusion in the 23rd edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Brooks Kushman attorneys were recognized as 2017 Best Lawyers across a variety of intellectual property (IP) practice areas, including: Mark Cantor – IP Litigation,...

  • Brooks Kushman Attorneys Elected State Bar IP Section Officers
    Monday, July 25, 2016

    Southfield, Mich. –Brooks Kushman attorneys David C. Berry and Hope Shovein have been elected to serve one-year terms as Chair and Chair-Elect, respectively, of the State Bar of Michigan Intellectual Property Law Section. The election took place on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the section’s annual meeting at the Grand Hotel on...

  • Brooks Kushman Welcomes Four New Associates, Expands Patent Prosecution and Litigation Practice
    Tuesday, June 28, 2016

    Southfield, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is pleased to welcome four new Associates, Karen Feldman, Corey Neil, Isheeta Patel and Brett Smith, to the firm’s growing patent prosecution and litigation practice. “The new associates are a strong addition to our patent prosecution and litigation practices,” said Brooks Kushman president Mark Cantor. “We...

  • Brooks Kushman Attorneys Named to MIPLA Officer Positions
    Wednesday, June 01, 2016

    Southfield, Mich. – Brooks Kushman attorneys Jonathan D. Nikkila and Rachel A. Smith have been appointed as Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA) officers for the 2016-2017 term. Nikkila will serve as President and Smith will serve as Second Vice-President. As President, Nikkila will be responsible for acting as the official...

  • 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 Managing IP Patent Litigation Firm of the Year, Shareholder recognized as “Michigan IP Litigator of the Year”
    Monday, March 21, 2016

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce it has been recognized as the Patent Litigation Firm of the Year in the Midwest by Managing Intellectual Property (IP) Magazine. In addition to the firm’s litigation recognition, Shareholder Frank Angileri has been named Michigan’s IP Litigator of the Year for the...

  • Brooks Kushman Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney Honored as a 2016 “Leader in the Law”
    Thursday, February 18, 2016

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman shareholder, John S. LeRoy, has been named a 2016 “Leader in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. LeRoy will be recognized along with 30 other honorees including prominent counsel and judges at the 2016 Leaders in the Law award ceremony hosted by Michigan Lawyers Weekly...

  • Brooks Kushman Appoints Shareholder Linda Mettes as 2016 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow
    Tuesday, February 16, 2016

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder Linda Mettes has been selected to represent the firm as a member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s (LCLD) 2016 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...

  • Brooks Kushman Attorney Named IPO Licensing Committee Secretary
    Monday, February 08, 2016

    Southfield, Mich. – Brooks Kushman attorney Christopher C. Smith has been chosen to serve as Secretary on the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) IP Licensing Committee for the 2016 term. The committee which includes approximately 50 members from across the country, focuses on intellectual property licensing and related matters and...

  • 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 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 Hosts Women in IP Global Networking Event
    Thursday, May 14, 2015

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman, Michigan’s largest intellectual property (IP) law firm, will host the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s (AIPLA) 2015 Cross-Country Women in IP Networking Event for the Detroit region. This is the fourth year that Brooks Kushman will host the event, which will take place May 21 from 6-9 p.m. at MEX...

  • Brooks Kushman Shareholder Receives WLAM Regional Leadership Award
    Monday, April 20, 2015

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce that Shareholder Kristin Murphy received the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan’s (WLAM) Regional Leadership Award. WLAM will present the award during its 97th Annual Meeting on April 24, 2015 at the College of Creative Studies in Detroit. The Regional Leadership Award recognizes...

  • 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...

      • John LeRoy Quoted in IAM Article on Recent Speaking Engagement at IP Auto USA Event
        Monday, May 21, 2018

        SOUTHFIELD, MI – Brooks Kushman Shareholder John LeRoy was featured in IAM's May 11, 2018 article, "Communications woes, payment problems, German injunctions and more from IAM's IP Auto USA event." The article focuses on IAM's recent conference that brought together senior figures, including those from OEMs, companies throughout the supply...

      • John LeRoy Featured in Crain’s Detroit Business
        Wednesday, July 26, 2017

        Southfield, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder John LeRoy was featured in Crain’s Detroit Business’ July 23, 2017 article, “Automakers need to be ready when licensors come knocking.” The article focuses on the recent development of connected technologies in the automotive industry, such as cellular, WiFi, and the tens of thousands of purportedly “standard essential” patents...

      • Brooks Kushman Shareholder Quoted in Crain's Detroit Business
        Monday, November 14, 2016

        Southfield, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder and Chair of Open Source Compliance was featured in Crain’s Detroit Business’ November 11, 2016 “2016 Eureka Index: Breaking with traditional technologies.” In the article, LeRoy discusses how automakers and suppliers are quickly innovating and racing to file patents for autonomous vehicles and device integration. "The OEMs, non-OEMs, Apple, Android and others...

      • Brooks Kushman Shareholder Martin Sultana featured in Crain’s Detroit Business
        Tuesday, August 23, 2016

        Southfield, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder Martin Sultana was featured in Crain’s Detroit Business’ August 21, 2016 article “Bringing tech, auto players together over smart cars could raise risk of patent litigation.” In the article, Sultana discusses the use of joint development agreements between automotive OEMs and tech companies. "The perception is...

      • 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 Of Counsel Discusses IP Pro Bono Resources in Michigan Bar Journal
        Monday, February 15, 2016

        SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Of Counsel David C. Berry was featured in the Michigan Bar Journal’s February article, “New Pro Bono Opportunities for Michigan Intellectual Property Attorneys.”The article discusses a variety of opportunities for Michigan intellectual property attorneys to offer pro bono legal services. There are a number of...

      • Ford Wins More Hybrid Vehicle Patent Appeal Board Reviews- Brooks Kushman
        Tuesday, November 10, 2015

        Brooks Kushman Shareholders Frank Angileri, John Nemazi, John Rondini and Christopher Smith were mentioned in Law360’s November 10, 2015 article, “Ford Wins More Hybrid Vehicle Patent Appeal Board Reviews.”The article discusses the Brooks Kushman intellectual property litigation team’s recent successful request for four different inter partes reviews (IPR) of a...

      • Ford Wins Another PTAB Review Of Paice Hybrid Car Patent
        Monday, November 02, 2015

        Brooks Kushman Shareholders Frank Angileri, John Nemazi and John Rondini and Associate Michael MacCallum were mentioned in Law360’s November 2, 2015 article, “Ford Wins Another PTAB Review Of Paice Hybrid Car Patent.”The article discusses the Brooks Kushman intellectual property litigation team’s recent successful request for an inter partes review (IPR)...

      • Ford Nabs PTAB Review Of Paice’s Hybrid Car Patent - Brooks Kushman
        Friday, October 30, 2015

        Brooks Kushman Shareholder Frank Angileri was mentioned in Law360’s October 30, 2015 article, “Ford Nabs PTAB Review Of Paice’s Hybrid Car Patent.”The article discusses Angileri’s recent successful request for an inter partes review (IPR) of a hybrid vehicle patent owned by Paice LLC on behalf of Ford Motor Company. During...

      • Brooks Kushman IP Litigation team mentioned in Law360
        Tuesday, September 29, 2015

        Brooks Kushman Shareholders Frank Angileri, John Nemazi and John Rondini and Erin Bowles were mentioned in Law360’s September 29, 2015 article, “USPTO Rules For Ford In Dispute Over Hybrid Vehicle Tech.”The article discusses the Brooks Kushman intellectual property litigation team’s recent successful inter partes review (IPR) of two Paice LLC...

      • Brooks Kushman’s Lewry Shares Patent Writing Tips in Crain’s Detroit Business
        Monday, July 13, 2015

        SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder Thomas Lewry was featured in Crain’s Detroit Business’ July 11, 2015 article, “How to write a solid patent: Innovators offer tips.” In the article, Lewry and Mohammed Islam, founder of Cheetah Omnni LLC, share their proven strategies for innovators to protect their inventions. Lewry and...

      • Brooks Kushman President Discusses Patent Litigation in Crain’s Detroit Business
        Monday, June 22, 2015

        SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman President Mark Cantor was featured in Crain’s Detroit Business’ June 20, 2015 article, “While IP-focused firms shed attorneys, general practice firms hold steady or beef up.”In the article, Cantor discusses the recent slowdown in patent litigation, stemming from recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings and legislation...

        • Thomas Lewry and and Christopher Smith to Speak at Two Panels Focusing on Developments in Patents and Licensing
          Thursday, September 27, 2018

          SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman shareholders Thomas Lewry and Christopher Smith are speaking at two panels hosted by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) in Irvine, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Both panels are called hACCess: Essential Developments in Patents and Licensing. During the panels, Lewry and Smith will discuss the...

        • Linda Mettes and Robert Tuttle Host IP Discussion with Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce
          Wednesday, September 26, 2018

          SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman shareholders Linda Mettes and Robert Tuttle are speaking on a panel hosted by the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC), Emerging Technology & Innovation: Protecting Your Intellectual Property and Getting Credit Where Credit is Due. Mettes is speaking on the panel and Tuttle is moderating....

        • Brooks Kushman Shareholder to Speak on IP Panel at Automotive Legal Summit
          Wednesday, May 02, 2018

          SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – IAM is hosting Auto IP USA in Detroit, a one-day event that will provide content-led programming and in-depth discussions with IP experts and key players across the auto industry. Topics include tactics to help you succeed in the constantly shifting patent landscape, the connection between Silicon Valley and Detroit,...

        • Brooks Kushman Shareholders to Speak at the Best Practices in Intellectual Property Sixth Annual Conference
          Wednesday, March 07, 2018

          SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Best Practices in Intellectual Property (BPIP) is hosting its sixth annual conference in Tel Aviv. The conference, IP Management: Today’s Global Issues, updates attendees on global  IP issues, trends and legislation. It also demonstrates practical tools, methods and new ideas that can be applied to growing and strengthening a...

        • Brooks Kushman Shareholder Christopher Smith to Present at IPO Association Annual Meeting
          Thursday, September 07, 2017

          San Francisco, Cal. – Brooks Kushman attorney Christopher Smith will serve as a moderator at the Intellectual Property Owners Association 45th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA on September 18, 2017. The presentation, called “All Bark, No Bite: An Analysis of IP Contractual Terms That Are Unenforceable or Result in Unintended Consequences,” will...

        • Marc Lorelli at ACC Corporate Counsel University
          Wednesday, May 31, 2017

          Southfield, Mich. - Brooks Kushman Shareholder and Co-Chair of Litigation Marc Lorelli will serve on a panel at the ACC Corporate Counsel University (CCU) on Thursday, June 15, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The two-day program is designed specifically for attorneys who are new to in-house practice, or looking to sharpen their fundamental practice...

        • Frank Angileri to Present at Detroit FCBA Event
          Monday, March 27, 2017

          SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman shareholder Frank Angileri will speak on a panel discussing the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) at an intellectual property conference hosted by the Federal Circuit Bar Association’s (FCBA) and Wayne State University Law School. The conference will be held on April 19th at Wayne State...

        • Principal Lissi Mojica to Speak at FCBA
          Monday, January 30, 2017

          WASHTINGTON, D.C. – Brooks Kushman Principal Lissi Mojica will speak at the Federal Circuit Bar Association’s (FCBA) regional meeting at the Rocky Mountain Regional US Patent and Trademark Office in Denver, Colorado on February 17, 2017. The program will focus on current topics related to patent litigation and the Courts...

        • Brooks Kushman Shareholder Marc Lorelli to Serve as Panelist at ACC Corporate Counsel University - 6/13/16
          Thursday, June 09, 2016

          SOUTHFIELD, Mich., - Brooks Kushman Shareholder Marc Lorelli will serve as a panelist at the Association of Corporate Counsel’s (ACC) Corporate Counsel University on Monday June 13, 2016 in San Diego, CA. Brooks Kushman is also a sponsor of the event. Lorelli’s panel, “Protecting Your Client’s IP,” will focus on identifying...

        • Brooks Kushman Shareholder to Discuss Securing 360-degree Protection at IP in the Auto Industry Conference
          Thursday, April 28, 2016

          Southfield, Mich. - Brooks Kushman Shareholder Frank Angileri will serve on a panel at the IP in the Auto Industry conference on May 3, 2016. The conference provides IP legal professionals working in the auto industry with greater insight into the strategies and operational efficiencies to maintain a competitive edge. Angileri...

        • Brooks Kushman Shareholder Marc Lorelli to Serve as Panelist at ACC Corporate Counsel University
          Tuesday, June 09, 2015

          SOUTHFIELD, Mich., - Brooks Kushman Shareholder Marc Lorelli will serve as a panelist at the Association of Corporate Counsel’s (ACC) Corporate Counsel University on Monday June 13, 2016 in San Diego, CA. Brooks Kushman is also a sponsor of the event. Lorelli’s panel, “Protecting Your Client’s IP,” will focus on identifying...

        • Brooks Kushman Shareholder Marc Lorelli to Serve as Panelist at ACC Corporate Counsel University
          Wednesday, May 28, 2014

          SOUTHFIELD, Mich., - Brooks Kushman, Shareholder Marc Lorelli, will serve as a panelist at the Association of Corporate Counsel’s (ACC) Corporate Counsel University on June 3, 2014 in Minneapolis, MN. Brooks Kushman is also one of the firm sponsors for the event.Lorelli’s panel, “Protecting Your Client’s IP,” will focus on...

        • Brooks Kushman Associate Discusses IP law at the University of Michigan
          Friday, April 11, 2014

          SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Associate, Christopher Smith, discussed a variety of topics related to intellectual property (IP) law at a presentation to the University of Michigan`s - Michigan Materials Society on April 11, 2014. Smith`s presentation covered a wide range of topics, including different types of patents, the patent application...

        • Brooks Kushman Senior Attorney Roland Tong To Speak at Asia Imaging Fair in Los Angeles in December
          Thursday, October 18, 2012

          Los Angeles, CA – Intellectual property law firm Brooks Kushman P.C. Senior Attorney Roland Tong will be a featured speaker at the Asia Imaging Fair Los Angeles 2012 discussing legal battles growing more frequent in the toner cartridge remanufacturing and recharging industry on the panel, Current Trends of Recharger Patent Litigation...

          • Second Quarter Supreme Court and Federal Circuit IP Review
            Wednesday, June 20, 2018

            At the end of each quarter, we review significant appellate decisions during the quarter that will have the greatest impact on Intellectual Property law and practice. Watch this video to hear BK attorneys discuss the practical implications of multiple important recent rulings from the Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit,...

          • PTAB and IP Litigation 2017 Year in Review
            Wednesday, January 31, 2018

            2017 was another remarkable year for intellectual property disputes, including IP litigation and proceedings before the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Landmark Supreme Court decisions and cases argued, but not yet decided, should cause parties in AIA post grant proceedings to reassess their strategies. In addition, the Federal Circuit’s...

          • IP Analytics – Powerful Strategies for Portfolio Management
            Wednesday, December 06, 2017

            In-house counsel are faced with a myriad of challenges when it comes to management of a large intellectual property (IP) portfolio. Studying analytics to take a deep-dive into their portfolio often takes a backseat to other responsibilities. And until recently, many data-supported perspectives were not even readily available. Now, however,...

          • What’s New on Section 101 Jurisprudence
            Wednesday, August 09, 2017

            In this webinar, the panel, including Brooks Kuhsman Shareholder David Randall, discussed updates on patent eligible subject matter since the Alice Bank, Enfish, Mayo Collaborative, and Sequenom v. Ariosa line of cases. They covered case law from federal courts, decisions from the PTAB, results of the USPTO’s roundtables last year...

          • Quarterly Review: Impacts on Intellectual Property
            Wednesday, August 02, 2017

            Brooks Kushman Shareholders Chris Smith and Thomas Lewry discuss several recent Court decisions that will have the greatest impact on intellectual property law. Since the last quarterly webinar, the Supreme Court has issued several significant IP rulings, including decisions that will affect on-going discussions concerning important issues. The webinar reviews and provide...

          • Quarterly Review - Intellectual Property Impact
            Monday, March 27, 2017

            At the end of each quarter, the speakers will review the appellate decisions during the quarter that will have the greatest impact on Intellectual Property law. Since the last quarterly webinar, the Supreme Court and Federal Circuit have issued several significant IP rulings, including decisions that will affect on-going discussions concerning...

          • Second Quarter 2016 Supreme Court and Federal Circuit Update
            Tuesday, September 20, 2016

            Brooks Kushman Shareholders Frank Angileri and Marc Lorelli discuss several recent Court decisions that will have the greatest impact on intellectual property law. During the second quarter of 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court and Federal Circuit issued several significant IP rulings, including decisions that will affect on-going discussions concerning important...