At Brooks Kushman, we strive to achieve for our clients the most effective patent protection in the most efficient way possible. Our practitioners are experienced in a broad range of technical disciplines, and have obtained patents for innovations in a variety of fields, including mechanical, electrical, chemical, computer software, life sciences, biomedical arts, and product design arts.

When clients come to our firm for patent prosecution protection, their portfolio is handled by an attorney or a team of attorneys with the technical expertise best matched to the invention or business. Our attorneys work closely with clients throughout each stage of the prosecution process, and are available as a direct point of contact.

We believe that the strongest patent protection is achieved when the inventor and attorney begin their collaboration early in the process. When assessing patentability, we thoroughly discuss their invention with our clients and, when appropriate, help them think through alternative embodiments that might serve to broaden the scope of protection. We also work closely with them in the process of drafting their patent application, as input from the inventor can be critical in understanding the problem solved, crafting the most effective description of the invention and in obtaining the broadest claims.

In prosecuting patents before the Patent Office, our attorneys have earned a reputation for being both tenacious and flexible, pursuing the best possible protection while always keeping the client’s business objectives in mind. Our firm’s strong litigation exposure helps us obtain patents that are enforceable and maximize our client’s rights.

A Global Solution
When global intellectual property rights are at issue, Brooks Kushman is ready with a solution. Our foreign filing department follows the constantly changing laws in each country, and can help clients maximize their rights around the world.

We work closely with our clients’ engineers and business managers to determine which of their technologies require protection, develop applications to cover critical aspects of those technologies, determine the appropriate countries and regions for patent coverage, and work with foreign counsel to pursue prosecution that meets the requirements of the selected areas.

Companies outside the United States also turn to Brooks Kushman for assistance with obtaining U.S. patents to protect their inventions.

Our experience in drafting applications and enforcing patents for our domestic clients provides the experience base to draft claims and make amendments to foreign priority cases that maximize claim scope. We do much more than the minimum necessary to get patent applications allowed.

360° Portfolio Access
As part of our commitment to client service, Brooks Kushman offers clients access to their portfolios through our web portal. This service is a secure, password-protected portal that provides clients access to their trademark and patent portfolios online. We update our portal daily and is offered at no additional cost to our clients. Clients are given the opportunity to view and print status, docket, and maintenance reports and check the status of pending opposition and cancellation proceedings worldwide.

  • Brooks Kushman Named Among the Top 100 Patent Firms in the United States
    Monday, February 20, 2017

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman has been ranked among the Top 100 Patent Firms in the United States based on an objective measurement of firm performance in front of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by Juristat, a data visualization and patent analytics company. Juristat based its analysis of over 7 million patent applications...

  • Brooks Kushman Welcomes Richard J. Cantor, Expands Patent Prosecution Practice
    Monday, January 23, 2017

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. –  Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce that Richard J. Cantor has joined the firm’s growing patent prosecution practice. Richard’s practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of domestic and foreign patent applications in the computer software, electrical and mechanical arts. His practice extends beyond patent prosecution and includes infringement...

  • Brooks Kushman Further Expands Los Angeles Office; Hires Sean Casey As Shareholder
    Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    LOS ANGELES, CA – Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce the addition of Shareholder Sean Casey to the firm’s Los Angeles office. The move further expands the firm’s presence in the greater Los Angeles and Orange County area. Casey brings over 20 years of experience to the firm’s Los Angeles office....

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

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

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

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

  • Brooks Kushman Recognized as Gold-Standard Firm in Patent 1000 Listing for Third Consecutive Year
    Monday, June 06, 2016

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – For the third consecutive year, Brooks Kushman has been listed as a gold-standard patent firm in Intellectual Asset Management’s (IAM) annual Patent 1000 guide. The Patent 1000 recognizes the world’s top patent law firms and practitioners in key jurisdictions. Of six Michigan firms listed in the directory,...

  • Brooks Kushman Attorneys Named 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 Among the Top 100 Patent Firms in the United States
    Thursday, April 07, 2016

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman has been ranked among the Top 100 Patent Firms in the United States based on an objective measurement of firm performance in front of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by Juristat. Juristat based its analysis of over 7 million patent applications filed or disposed between...

  • Brooks Kushman Hosts Workshop For Girl Scouts To Earn IP Patch At USPTO Detroit Office
    Wednesday, April 06, 2016

    DETROIT (April 5, 2016) – Brooks Kushman will host an event on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from noon to 2 p.m. for Brownies in the Girl Scouts of Southeast Michigan to earn their IP Patch. The event will be held at the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) Regional...

  • Brooks Kushman Associate Honored as WLAM Member of the Month
    Tuesday, February 02, 2016

    Southfield, Mich. - Brooks Kushman Associate Rachel A. Smith will be recognized as the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) Member of the Month in honor of her acceptance in the 2016 Oakland Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40. The WLAM is a statewide organization that provides wide-ranging networking and professional development...

  • Brooks Kushman Associate Named 2016 Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40
    Wednesday, January 27, 2016

    Southfield, Mich. - Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce that Associate Rachel A. Smith has been selected as a member of the 2016 Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40 class, one of 40 individuals L. Brooks Patterson is recognizing for their innovation, talent and leadership. Mr. Patterson will recognize...

  • Brooks Kushman Attorneys Guide Inventors and Students at Wayne State’s Patent Procurement Clinic
    Tuesday, January 26, 2016

    Southfield, Mich. - Brooks Kushman attorneys David C. Berry and Michael N. MacCallum recently were appointed adjunct professors at Wayne State University Law School, and will supervise Wayne’s successful Patent Procurement Clinic. As a leader in intellectual property (IP) law, Wayne Law’s Patent Procurement Clinic is part of the U.S. Patent...

  • Brooks Kushman Attorney to Serve as Adjunct Professor at University of Michigan
    Monday, January 25, 2016

    Ann Arbor, Mich. - Brooks Kushman attorney Tiffany A. Fidler, Ph.D. has received an adjunct faculty appointment as lecturer at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, College of Engineering, Center for Entrepreneurship. The mission of the department is to empower the entrepreneurial spirit of the University’s College of Engineering and...

  • Brooks Kushman Associate Named 2015 “Up & Coming Lawyer” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly
    Wednesday, November 18, 2015

    Southfield, Mich. - Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce that Associate Rachel A. Smith has been named a Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s 2015 “Up & Coming Lawyer.” This award recognizes 30 honorees in Michigan’s legal community who are establishing a name for themselves; go above and beyond and display the ambition,...

  • 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,...

  • 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 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 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 Hosts Michigan's First Event to Help Girl Scouts Earn IP Patch
    Monday, March 23, 2015

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman hosted an event on Saturday, March 21, 2015 for Girl Scouts in the Heart of Michigan Troop to earn their IP Patch. During the event, held at the Ypsilanti Ann Arbor Regional Center, Girl Scouts heard from six Brooks Kushman attorneys on the IP tools...

  • 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 Attorneys Help Lead USPTO Pro Bono Efforts
    Sunday, January 04, 2015

    Southfield, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder Frank Angileri and Of Counsel David Berry have both joined the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) Pro Bono Steering Committee. The committee leads the USPTO’s nationwide effort to establish pro bono programs for financially under-resourced inventors and small businesses. Angileri will serve as a member of the steering committee...

  • Brooks Kushman Launches IP Law Tracker Blog
    Monday, December 01, 2014

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman, Michigan’s largest intellectual property (IP) law practice, recently launched a new blog, IP Law Tracker, to focus on emerging trends affecting businesses. The blog will offer information and analysis on topics such as IP legislation, federal and Supreme Court rulings, and updates from the United States Patent...

  • 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 Continues Growth with Addition of a New Chemical Associate
    Wednesday, September 03, 2014

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is pleased to welcome Alena Vackova as its newest associate. Her expertise in patent prosecution and patent searching will benefit Brooks Kushman and its clients. Prior to joining Brooks Kushman, Vackova assisted in all aspects of patent prosecution with the United States Patent and Trademark...

  • 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 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 Shareholder Kristin Murphy Named to Inforum inGAGE ™ Advisory Council
    Monday, April 21, 2014

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman, P.C. shareholder and attorney Kristin Murphy has been appointed to the Inforum Center for Leadership`s inGAGE ™Advisory Council. InGAGE ™ is Inforum`s strategy to position Michigan as the Midwest hub for high-growth women entrepreneurs. InGAGE ™ helps connect highly-skilled women with the innovation-based economy through innovation,...

  • Brooks Kushman Shareholder Kristin Murphy Named to Western New England University's Board of Trustees
    Monday, March 17, 2014

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder, Kristin Murphy, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees for Western New England University (WNE) in Springfield, Mass. Murphy has also been appointed to Academic Affairs Committee for WNE. WNE`s Board of Trustees serves as the University`s main advisory council, establishing policies and procedures...

  • Brooks Kushman Continues to Expand IP Depth with the Addition of Two Attorneys
    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich., – Brooks Kushman P.C. is again expanding its intellectual property (IP) expertise with the addition of two new attorneys. Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce that Timothy B. Clise and Jennifer K. Ziegler have joined the firm as Senior Attorneys. The addition of Clise and Ziegler extends a...

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

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

  • Brooks Kushman P.C. Elects Two New Shareholders
    Wednesday, December 19, 2012

    Southfield, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce the election of Benjamin C. Stasa and Michael D. Turner as shareholders of the firm. “Ben and Michael are great additions to our team of shareholders at the firm,” said Mark Cantor, President of Brooks Kushman. “They are experienced intellectual property attorneys...

  • 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...

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

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

  • Brooks Kushman's Abbatt to Discuss Strategies for Protecting Medical IP at 12th Annual New Cardiovascular Horizons Conference
    Tuesday, May 24, 2011

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich., May 24, 2011 – To help members of the medical community better protect their ideas and inventions, Brooks Kushman law firm's William G. Abbatt will present “Protecting Your Patent Ideas as a Doctor” during the 12th Annual New Cardiovascular Horizons Conference (NCVH) in New Orleans from June 1...

  • 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...

  • 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...

    • Design Protection Goes Global: The Hague Agreement Will Change Industrial Design Strategies
      Tuesday, February 24, 2015

      The Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs, more commonly known as the “Hague Agreement,” is a treaty that establishes an international filing system for industrial design applications. Although the United States signed the treaty in 1999, implementation of the system in the U.S. has taken over 15...

    • Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International
      Monday, June 30, 2014

      The U.S. Supreme Court in Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, 573 U.S. _____ (2014) (Alice) struck down method claims related to mitigating “settlement risk” in financial transactions as being drawn to an abstract idea on On June 19, 2014 . The Court further concluded that claims implemented...

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

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

      • Brooks Kushman Shareholder Discusses Joint Development Agreements in Crain’s Detroit Business
        Monday, March 21, 2016

        SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder Marc Malooley was featured in Crain’s Detroit Business’ March 21, 2016 article, “Joint development agreements smooth way for auto tech partnerships.”In the article, Malooley discusses that automakers are partnering with smaller start-ups to advance technology at a faster pace."In some cases, it doesn't matter...

      • Brooks Kushman Shareholder Discusses Utility Patents in Crain’s Detroit Business
        Wednesday, July 15, 2015

        SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder Kristin Murphy was featured in Crain’s Detroit Business’ July 14, 2015 article, “Michigan, U.S. utility patents continue to rise.”In the article, Murphy discusses utility patents and the growing number of patents awarded in Michigan and throughout the Great Lakes region. According to Murphy, “A...

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

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

      • Brooks Kushman’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...

      • Shake Shack Seeks Patent on use of Metro Detroit Chicken Shack’s Name
        Tuesday, June 09, 2015

        SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman President Mark Cantor was featured in Crain’s Detroit Business’ June 6, 2015 article, “Shake Shack seeks patent on use of metro Detroit Chicken Shack’s name.” In the article, Cantor discusses a trademark recently filed by Shake Shack with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the...

      • 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,...

      • Brooks Kushman Registered Patent Agent Featured in Xology Magazine
        Wednesday, October 08, 2014

        SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Patent Agent Stephanie Mansfield was featured in X-ology Magazine`s fall ‘People Profile` section. This section of the quarterly magazine, an Automation Alley publication, features leading innovators across a variety of industries in metro Detroit. In the article, Mansfield discusses her patent protection work for clients in...

      • 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 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...

      • 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...

      • Michigan Lawyers Weekly Quotes Reed on U.S. Supreme Court Gene Patent Decision
        Wednesday, June 26, 2013

        SOUTHFIELD, Mich., - Nathan Reed, Ph.D. and associate in Brooks Kushman`s Southfield office, was quoted in the Michigan Lawyers Weekly article “U.S. Supreme Court Splits Gene Patents Issue,” which ran in the June 24 issue of the publication. In the article discussing the June 13th U.S. Supreme Court decision about the...

      • Brooks Kushman Shareholder Ben Stasa Featured in Xconomy
        Wednesday, February 20, 2013

        Southfield, Mich. – Ben Stasa, a shareholder at intellectual property law firm Brooks Kushman P.C. was mentioned in an article posted on the Xconomy portal about the University of Michigan`s Law School clinic for student start-ups. As a supporter of the program, Brooks Kushman is fostering local entrepreneurship by providing...

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

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

      • 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...

        • Brooks Kushman Shareholder Featured in Detroit Legal News
          Tuesday, July 12, 2016

          SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder William G. Abbatt is featured in Detroit Legal News’ July 8, 2016 article entitled “Ripple Effect: British Ex-Pat Attorney Looks at Impact of ‘Brexit’ on IP laws.” The article discusses the potential fallout from the United Kingdom’s recent decision to separate from the European Union,...

        • 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...

        • Brooks Kushman Senior Attorney Featured in Michigan Probate and Estate Planning Journal
          Sunday, December 21, 2014

          Brooks Kushman Senior Attorney, Hope Shovein was featured in the Winter 2014 issue of the Michigan Probate and Estate Planning Journal. Hope co-authored the article, “Hey, What’s the Big Idea?! Why Estate Planners Need to Understand the Basics of Intellectual Property,” with estate planning attorney Katie Lynwood.The article discusses the ways...

        • Brooks Kushman Associates Discuss Implications of Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International
          Monday, June 30, 2014

          On June 19, 2014 the U.S. Supreme Court in Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, 573 U.S. _____ (2014) (Alice) struck down method claims related to mitigating “settlement risk” in financial transactions as being drawn to an abstract idea. The Court further concluded that computer implemented claims for...

        • Brooks Kushman Shareholder Kristin Murphy discusses strategies for patent filing in MichBio article
          Wednesday, April 30, 2014

          SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder, Kristin Murphy, discusses best practices for filing patent applications under the United States new “first to file” patent system. In the article, Murphy describes cost and time-efficient strategies of utilizing provisional patent applications to provide meaningful and timely protection for inventions, without breaking companies`...

        • 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...

        • Brooks Kushman Shareholder reviews first year of First-Inventor-to-File Patent System in Law360
          Monday, March 17, 2014

          SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - In an article recently published by Law360, Brooks Kushman Shareholder Michael Turner discusses the lessons learned in implementing the First-Inventor-to-File (FITF) patent system, introduced in the United States March 16, 2013.In the article “What We've Learned From The 1st Year Of 1st-To-File,” Turner reviews the FITF system...

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

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

        • Preparing for Your Company's Future - Defensive IP Due Diligence
          Thursday, November 21, 2013

          SOUTHFIELD, MI – Brooks Kushman Shareholder, Kristin L. Murphy highlights the importance of intellectual property (IP) due diligence in a recent article, published in biolink, a MichBio e-publication, titled: “Preparing for Your Company's Future - Defensive IP Due Diligence.” In the article, Kristin addresses the strategies for undertaking an effective...

        • 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...

        • New Resource: Recent Developments in Information Technology Law Second Quarter 2013
          Thursday, July 25, 2013

          Information Technology Law Second Quarter 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. To read the full article click here. 

        • Brooks Kushman Shareholder Contributes Chapter to Intellectual Property Law 2013
          Thursday, March 28, 2013

          Brooks Kushman shareholder, Marc Lorelli, contributed a chapter to the book Intellectual Property Law 2013, part of the Aspatore Thought Leadership series. The chapter, titled “The Evolution of United States Patent Law Under the America Invents Act” covers the following topics: Changes caused by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act;Patent Re-examination Proceedings;The...

        • New Resource: Recent Developments in Information Technology Law – First Quarter 2013
          Tuesday, March 12, 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 first 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...

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

          Publication:2008-2009 Michigan Business Review[Read More...]

        • Protecting the Crown Jewels: Patent and Trademark Protection
          Wednesday, September 19, 2007

          Publication:Small Business Association of Michigan[Read More...]

        • 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...

        • Significant Patent Law Reform Legislation Pending
          Monday, June 20, 2005

          Publication:Michigan Lawyers WeeklyCongress is currently giving active consideration to several significant changes in the U. S. patent law. Hearings have been held this spring on proposed changes in the patent law that are believed to be likely to be passed into law this summer. The key proposed changes in the...

        • The Provisional Priority Land Mine
          Thursday, January 01, 2004

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

        • What a Patentee Must Do to Prove Infringement and Damages of a Method Claim for Computer Software
          Monday, January 01, 2001

          Publication:Michigan Computer Lawyer

        • Patent Exemption for Medical Procedures: A Mixed Blessing
          Wednesday, January 01, 1997

          Publication:Michigan Healthcare

          • Brooks Kushman Autonomous Vehicle Co-Chairs to Discuss the Future of Automotive High-Tech Consumer Experiences IP In The Auto Industry Conference
            Tuesday, April 18, 2017

            Southfield, Mich. - Brooks Kushman Shareholder Ben Stasa will serve on a panel at the IP in the Auto Industry conference on May 4, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. Shareholder Martin Sultana will also serve as a moderator for a panel at the event. The conference provides IP legal professionals working in the auto...

          • Brooks Kushman Attorney to Speak at Society for Women Engineers Region Conference
            Wednesday, February 22, 2017

            Southfield, Mich. – Brooks Kushman attorney Irina Sullivan will speak at the Society for Women Engineers (SWE) Region Conference in Ann Arbor, MI on March 10, 2017. The presentation will focus on women inventors and the disparity between men and women receiving patents. Sullivan will also offer action items for young...

          • Shareholder Kristin Murphy to Moderate EPO Patent Discussion for Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association
            Tuesday, November 22, 2016

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder Kristin Murphy will moderate a panel discussion on European patent protection during a Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association event in Detroit on November 29, 2016. Murphy will join a panel of professionals from the EPO delegation to discuss patent procedures within the European Patent and Trademark Office....

          • Brooks Kushman Shareholder to Present on Software Patents at Sensors Expo Midwest
            Wednesday, September 21, 2016

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder Martin Sultana will present during the Sensors Expo and Conference on September 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Sultana will discuss recent trends in software patentability with a focus on obtaining patent protection for different software related inventions. He will also provide general tips for drafting...

          • Brooks Kushman Senior Attorney to Discuss Intellectual Property Law for the Growing Business
            Tuesday, May 31, 2016

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich., - Brooks Kushman Senior Attorney Timothy Clise will provide an overview of common intellectual property legal issues for growing businesses at Automation Alley on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. In his presentation, Clise will discuss how changes in IP law over the last 10 years have left companies of all sizes faced with...

          • Brooks Kushman Shareholders Participate in IP Management Essentials Bootcamp
            Monday, May 16, 2016

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholders Robyn Lederman and Erin Bowles will participate in a panel discussions during Intellectual Property Resources (IPR)’s Best Practices in Intellectual Property 2016 Conference in Tel Aviv, Israel on Monday, May 30, 2016. Lederman will discuss market protection through trademarks, trade dress and design patents in a breakout session focused on...

          • Brooks Kushman Shareholder to Moderate Women’s Leadership Forum Panel
            Monday, March 14, 2016

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Brooks Kushman Shareholder Kristin Murphy will moderate a panel discussion at the Women’s Leadership Forum presented by the Women’s Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section at the University of Detroit Mercy Law School on March 24th, 2016. Murphy will join six panelists that...

          • Brooks Kushman Registered Patent Agent to Speak at University of Michigan Career Day
            Wednesday, February 03, 2016

            ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Patent Agent Stephanie Mansfield will present at University of Michigan’s Biomedical Engineering Career Day on Friday, February 5th at the Rackham Graduate School. The event connects companies with bright and motivated students studying Biomedical Engineering. Employers will learn about the current student’s skills and experience,...

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

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

          • Brooks Kushman & Clark Hill Attorneys to Host Entrepreneur Law Seminar October 29, 2015 at Automation Alley
            Tuesday, October 13, 2015

            Troy, MI – Brooks Kushman attorneys Timothy B. Clise, Thomas Lewry, and Hope Shovein along with Clark Hill attorneys Ellen E. Hoeppner and James R. Waggoner, will present at an Automation Alley Entrepreneur Law Seminar on October 29, 2015. The seminar will provide an overview of common legal issues entrepreneurs...

          • Brooks Kushman Shareholder to Present at ICLE Entrepreneurial Law Institute
            Monday, May 25, 2015

            SOUTHFIELD, MI – Brooks Kushman Shareholder Kristin Murphy will present during the Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s (ICLE) Entrepreneurial Law Institute on May 29, 2015 in Detroit. Murphy will discuss the importance of developing a strong patent portfolio and the mistakes to avoid when approaching and developing a patent strategy. Murphy’s practice encompasses all aspects of intellectual property. ...

          • Brooks Kushman Shareholder to Discuss Software Patentability on USPTO Panel
            Sunday, May 17, 2015

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder John LeRoy will serve on a panel during a United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) program exploring software patentability at Lawrence Technical University in Southfield, Michigan on May 20, 2015. LeRoy will join two other panelists and moderator Christal Sheppard, director of the USPTO’s Detroit office to discuss software patentability...

          • Brooks Kushman Shareholder Marc Lorelli to Serve as Panelist at ACC Corporate Counsel University
            Thursday, May 14, 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 May 19, 2015 in Dallas, TX. Brooks Kushman is also one of the firm sponsors for the event. Lorelli’s panel, “Protecting Your Client’s IP,” will focus on identifying common issues in...

          • Brooks Kushman Shareholder Kristin Murphy to present at Detroit Entrepreneur Week Small Business Legal Academy
            Sunday, February 08, 2015

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder Kristin Murphy will present during Detroit Entrepreneur Week’s Small Business Legal Academy on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 at Wayne State University Law School in Detroit. Murphy will serve on a panel with some of Detroit’s leading legal professionals committed to advancing the revitalization of the city and region by providing ideas...

          • Brooks Kushman Patent Agent to Present at Biomedical Engineering Career Conference
            Monday, November 03, 2014

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Registered Patent Agent Stephanie Mansfield, Ph.D. will present at the Biomedical Engineering Society`s (BMES) Midwest Biomedical Engineering Career Conference (MBECC) in Detroit on Nov. 7, 2014. Mansfield will serve on a panel discussing alternative career paths in the biomedical science industry. In her career with Brooks Kushman,...

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

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

          • Brooks Kushman Shareholder to Discuss Navigation of the Patent System at the
            Wednesday, October 15, 2014

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich., – Brooks Kushman Shareholder Kristin Murphy will serve on a panel discussing how to navigate the patent system during Medical Main Street`s 2014 Inno-Vention Conference on October 22, 2014. Murphy will join other panelists to share resources that help companies in the life science and health care industries build...

          • Brooks Kushman Registered Patent Agent to Discuss IP in Medical Innovations at Davidson Center for Entrepreneurs in Digital Health
            Monday, October 06, 2014

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Registered Patent Agent Stephanie Mansfield will discuss intellectual property related to innovations in the medical industry as a guest speaker at the Henry Ford Innovation Institute`s William Davidson Center for Entrepreneurs in Digital Health on October 10, 2014. Mansfield will discuss the patentability of medical innovations...

          • Brooks Kushman Shareholder to Share Insights on Filing for U.S. Patents at Munich IP Seminar
            Tuesday, September 16, 2014

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich., - Brooks Kushman Shareholder William Conger will discuss strategies for filing patents in the United States during Meissner Bolte`s IP-Days Seminar in Munich on September 25, 2014. The seminar focuses on best practices for designing successful international filing strategies in different countries around the world, and successfully maintaining your...

          • Brooks Kushman Senior Attorney to Discuss Claim Drafting in Presentation to Japanese Intellectual Property
            Friday, August 22, 2014

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich., - Brooks Kushman Senior Attorney Timothy Clise will share his insights on best practices for claim drafting in the United States during a presentation for the Japanese Intellectual Property Association (JIPA) on August 27, 2014. In his presentation, Clise will discuss trends and best practices for Japanese companies to...

          • Brooks Kushman Patent Agent to Discuss Medical Innovation at the Henry Ford Innovation Institute
            Tuesday, July 15, 2014

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich., – Brooks Kushman Registered Patent Agent Stephanie Mansfield will discuss innovation in the medical industry at a presentation hosted by the Henry Ford Innovation Institute at noon on July 16, 2014. Mansfield will join Kristyn Aalto of Henry Ford Health System Innovations to share her insights on the patentability...

          • Brooks Kushman Shareholder to Discuss Patent Law in University of Michigan Webinar Series
            Wednesday, July 09, 2014

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich., - Brooks Kushman Shareholder, Ben Stasa, will share his insights on the patent application process under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) during an educational webinar hosted by the University of Michigan School of Engineering`s Center for Entrepreneurship on July 17, 2014 from 1-2 p.m. Stasa will join participants...

          • Brooks Kushman Shareholders to Present at The Big M Manufacturing Convergence
            Thursday, June 05, 2014

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman, Shareholders Kristin Murphy and John LeRoy will present at the Society of Manufacturing Engineers` Big M Manufacturing Convergence on June 11. Murphy and LeRoy will host a breakout session, “Innovation and Invention: What Sets One Company Apart From its Competitors” during the event. Their session will...

          • 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 Shareholder Kristin Murphy to present at the Journal of Business & Securities Law Spring Symposium
            Thursday, March 20, 2014

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder, Kristin Murphy, will present at Michigan State University`s Journal of Business & Securities Law Spring Symposium on Friday, March 21, 2014. Murphy will moderate a panel discussing the valuation, management and exchange of intellectual property at the symposium, entitled “Beyond the Horizon: A Look at...

          • Kristin Murphy Discusses 10 Breakthrough Technologies at the Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship
            Monday, January 27, 2014

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder, Kristin Murphy, will participate on a panel during the upcoming Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship (ACE) event on Jan. 30th in Livonia, Mich. Murphy`s panel will discuss the “top 10” breakthrough technologies that have solved difficult problems and driven innovation. Murphy will join Michigan Technological University`s...

          • Brooks Kushman Hosts Intellectual Property Panel at Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition
            Monday, November 11, 2013

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – To help start-up companies understand the importance and value of intellectual property (IP), Brooks Kushman attorneys, Mark Cantor, president and Frank Angileri, shareholder will participate in the IP Panel at the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition, which the firm is also sponsoring. Cantor and Angileri are slated to participate...

          • Brooks Kushman's Tong Discusses Intellectual Property Law at Los Angeles Paralegal Association`s 37th Annual October Conference
            Monday, October 14, 2013

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Roland Tong, Senior Attorney at Brooks Kushman P.C., will discuss “Intellectual Property Law Fundamentals” at the Los Angeles Paralegal Association`s (LAPA) 37th Annual October Conference. Tong will speak from 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. on Oct. 19 at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel. In his presentation, Tong will...

          • Brooks Kushman's Turner to Present on the Importance of IP at American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin Event
            Wednesday, June 26, 2013

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich., - Andrew Turner, registered patent agent at Brooks Kushman`s Detroit office, is continuing the firm`s relationship with the American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin (ASEI) by helping educate ASEI members about the various aspects of intellectual (IP) law. During the Michigan chapter`s networking event on June 27th...

          • Brooks Kushman's Lewry Co-presents IP Webinar for U of M's College of Engineering
            Friday, June 14, 2013

            Trademark, copyright and patents lecture available on-demand now SOUTHFIELD, Mich., –, Brooks Kushman's Thomas Lewry, shareholder, recently co-presented a high-level online intellectual property (IP) lecture with Mohammed Islam, professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan (U of M). The webinar, titled “IP: Trademark, Copyright & Patents,” is now...

          • Brooks Kushman's Abbatt to Present at Medical Device IP Summit
            Monday, February 25, 2013

            Southfield, Mich. - William G. Abbatt, shareholder at Brooks Kushman`s Southfield office, will present at the American Conference Institute`s 3rd Advanced Summit on Medical Device Patents in Chicago on Monday, March 4. The conference, dedicated exclusively to medical device intellectual property (“IP”), will focus on practical prosecution and litigation strategies...

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

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

          • Strategic Management of Intellectual Property
            Tuesday, September 13, 2005

            Venue:Society of Plastics Engineers Automotive Composites Conference (Troy, Michigan)

          • SmartZone Seminars Draw Entrepreneurs Seeking Patent Assistance
            Thursday, June 23, 2005

            Venue:Michigan Technological University`s Advanced Technology Development Complex, Houghton, MichiganThe Michigan Tech Enterprise SmartZone held two patent seminars in June to support entrepreneurs and small businesses with professional patent assistance. The seminars were led by patent attorney William Abbatt from the intellectual property law firm Brooks Kushman, P.C., based in Southfield,...

          • Intellectual Property Breakout Session
            Saturday, May 01, 2004

            Venue:Women Lawyers Association of Michigan[Read More...]

          • Auditing Your Intellectual Property
            Thursday, September 25, 2003

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          • Strategic Management of Intellectual Property
            Monday, September 01, 2003

            Venue:Presented at the 3rd Annual Automotive Composites Conference

          • Patenting or Copyrighting Software: Which to Choose
            Thursday, April 22, 1999

            Venue:ALI-ABA Course of Study: Antitrust/Intellectual Property Claims in High Technology Markets: Litigating & Advising, Boston, MA