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Brooks Kushman Hires Four Associates as Patent Prosecution and Litigation Practices Grow

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 and litigation teams,” said Cantor. “As our firm continues to grow and the IP legal field evolves, our new attorneys will help the practice provide our clients with the level of service they expect from Brooks Kushman.”

The four new attorneys include:

Reid A. Baldwin, Ph.D. –Baldwin will join Brooks Kushman’s patent prosecution team. He has worked with clients of all sizes, in a wide variety of industries, in the mechanical, electrical and software arts. Baldwin earned a Juris Doctor degree from Michigan State University in Lansing, Mich., a Ph.D. in computer science from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.;

Todd W. Dishman – Specializing in patent prosecution and litigation matters, Dishman’s practice is centered on the mechanical and electromechanical arts. He earned a Juris Doctor degree and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Detroit Mercy in Detroit and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University. Prior to joining Brooks Kushman, Todd worked for an automotive OEM for 10 years as a design engineer for body systems, body structures, closures, sealing and electromechanical hardware.;

Justin D. Spurlock – Focusing on patent prosecution and litigation, Spurlock counsels clients in mechanical and electromechanical arts. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from Wayne State University, a Masters and Bachelors degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining Brooks Kushman, he worked as a design engineer in the defense and automotive industries; and

Andrew B. Turner – As a registered patent attorney, Turner focuses his practice on domestic and international patent prosecution for electrical and mechanical systems, designs and software. His practice also includes client counseling, intellectual property portfolio management, opinion preparation, patent reexaminations and litigation support. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from Wayne State University, a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from GMI Engineering & Management Institute (Kettering University) in Flint, Mich. and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. Prior to joining Brooks Kushman, Andrew was an engineer in the automotive industry. He worked on the development of several electro-mechanical systems including: adjustable pedals, electric park brakes and alternators.

About Brooks Kushman:

Established in 1983, Brooks Kushman P.C. is a nationally ranked intellectual property (IP) and technology focused law firm with offices in Michigan and California. The firm has more than 70 lawyers and agents specializing in various disciplines. Brooks Kushman has a reputation for providing leading IP strategy and counseling with a focus on the business objectives of its clients and represents clients across many industries with respect to protection, enforcement and monetization of IP, including patents, trademarks, copyright and trade secrets.

Brooks Kushman counts a number of Fortune 100 companies across a variety of industries among its clients. The firm is recognized by a number of leading legal publications and resources, including Corporate Counsel magazine, U.S. News & World Report, IP Law & Business magazine and the Law360 organization. For more information, please visit www.BrooksKushman.com.