Firm News

  • Supreme Court Expands Copyright Protection of Pictorial, Graphic, and Sculptural Works Found in Useful Articles
    Friday, March 24, 2017

    On March 22, 2017, the Supreme Court established a standard for determining whether a design element incorporated into a useful article can be protected as a pictorial, graphic, or sculptural work under the Copyright Act. The Court ruled that a feature is eligible for copyright protection if it “(1) can be perceived as a two- […]

  • Supreme Court Rules That Laches Is Not A Defense To Patent Infringement Damages Claims
    Wednesday, March 22, 2017

    In Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc., 134 S. Ct. (2014), the Supreme Court ruled that the equitable defense of laches is not available when a copyright owner brings a claim for damages under the Copyright Act within the Act’s three-year statute of limitations period. The Court left unresolved whether laches is available in damage claims under […]

  • Brooks Kushman Principal To Discuss the Evolution and Impact of PTAB Five Years Post-AIA
    Monday, March 20, 2017

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Principal Lissi Mojica will serve on a panel during the Practising Law Institute’s 11th Annual Patent Law Institute, at the PLI New York Center in New York, New York on April 6, 2017. The program is designed to be of practice value for those in the patent law community, specifically patent prosecutors, patent […]

  • Brooks Kushman Shareholder and Chief Diversity Officer Featured in Michigan Lawyers Weekly
    Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    Southfield, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder and Chief Diversity Officer Sangeeta Shah was featured in Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s February 27, 2017 article, “Addressing ‘the classic pipeline issue’.” The article focuses on how a lack of early exposure to a career in law is a core reason for the deficiency of diversity in the legal profession. […]

  • Alternatives for Girls: 28th Role Model Dinner
    Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    Join Alternatives for Girls as they celebrate their 28th annual Role Model Dinner and 30th Anniversary on Thursday March 23, 2017 at the Cobo Center in Detroit. The dinner will honor the 2017 Role Models, Cindy Estrada, Carol Goss, and Dr. Rosemary Sarri. Alternatives for Girls is a Detroit-based nonprofit that serves homeless and at-risk […]