Dickinson Wright Attorney Michelle Alamo Reappointed Chair of DRI’s Intellectual Property Litigation Committee

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Michelle L. Alamo has been reappointed Chair of DRI’s Intellectual Property Litigation Committee. She was originally appointed Chair in 2016 and her second one-year term goes into effect on November 1, 2017.

Ms. Alamo is a Member in the firm’s Detroit office where she focuses her practice on intellectual property and patent litigation, complex commercial and business litigation, and eDiscovery. She counsels clients in a wide range of industries including automotive, insurance, telecommunications, technology, and construction. She also assists clients in litigation matters involving antitrust, trade secrets, RICO, False Claims Act, supplier contracts, tortious interference, business defamation, and more.

Ms. Alamo is a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI), the State Bar of Michigan, the Federal Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Litigation Counsel of America. She is recognized as a leader in her field by Benchmark Litigation, Best Lawyers in America, National Academy of Jurisprudence (formerly the American Academy of Trial Attorneys), Michigan Super Lawyers, and Dbusiness Top Lawyers. She received her B.S.E.E. from Kettering University and her J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.

DRI’s Intellectual Property Litigation Committee is dedicated to meeting member needs relating to substantive law issues in patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret litigation as well as professional and business development. The Committee will particularly focus on issues related to IP litigation and will provide the defense practitioner with the skills and tools needed to thrive in this competitive market. The Committee welcomes both full-time IP litigators as well as those whose practice includes IP litigation only on occasion. To learn more, please click here.


About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 450 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has 18 offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and 11 other domestic offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville and Music Row, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canadian office is located in Toronto.

Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management controls and security processes for our commercial transactions. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

Dickinson Wright’s Intellectual Property Practice in Michigan Recognized by IP Stars 2017

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized for its intellectual property expertise and three attorneys in Michigan were named 2017 IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property.

In Michigan, the firm’s Patent Filing and Prosecution practice received a “Highly Recommended” rating and the Trademark practice received a “Recommended” rating. In addition to the firm’s rankings, Attorneys John S. Artz, William H. Honaker, and Daniel D. Quick were selected to the 2017 IP Stars.

John S. Artz is a Member in the firm’s Troy office and is ranked as an IP Star for Patent and Trademark. He has been lead counsel for many companies in intellectual property and commercial litigation matters. He is co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice and focuses on patent, trade secret, trademark and copyright litigation. He also actively counsels clients on patent and trademark prosecution as well as clearance matters. Mr. Artz is a past president of the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association and is currently co-chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Federal Bar Association for the Eastern District of Michigan.

William H. Honaker is a Member in the firm’s Troy office and is ranked as an IP Star for Patent and Trademark. He has extensive knowledge and expertise in all aspects of patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright matters including litigation in a broad range of technologies/industries. He evaluates patents, trademarks, and copyrights on behalf of clients along with advising clients on the protection of inventions, trademarks and copyrightable subject matter. He is the former Chairman of the State Bar of Michigan’s Intellectual Property Law Section and is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the International Trademark Association.

Daniel D. Quick is the Practice Department Manager for the firm’s Commercial Litigation, Antitrust & Trade Regulation, and Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Groups and is a Member in the firm’s Troy office. He is ranked as an IP Star for Trademark. He served as lead counsel for Universal Music Group and related entities and associated artists in copyright litigation, commercial disputes and defamation actions in several states. He also served as lead counsel in a variety of other copyright, trade secret and patent litigation matters. Mr. Quick is the former chair of the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Litigation Committee and is currently the chair of the Intellectual Property Subcommittee of the Commercial & Business Litigation Committee.

Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars 2017 is the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to leading IP firms and lawyers. Managing Intellectual Property’s researchers in London, New York and Hong Kong collected market information, analyzed it and ranked firms in tiers, based on the feedback received from thousands of practitioners. To learn more, visit www.ipstars.com.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC

Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 450 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has seventeen offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and ten other domestic offices in Austin, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville and Music Row, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canadian office is located in Toronto.

Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client services, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management controls and security processes for our commercial transactions. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

Principal Lissi Mojica To Speak At FCBA Regional Meeting

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 and Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Mojica will speak about Practical Considerations and Lessons Learned for Appeals to the Federal Circuit from PTAB.

Mojica is a globally recognized leader in post-grant proceedings and one of the most experienced practitioners in the field. For nearly two decades Mojica was an examiner with the US Patent Trademark Office (USPTO). In that role she launched and became the first director of the Central Reexamination Unit (CRU) to safeguard the quality and consistency of reexamination proceedings and to reduce pendency. Her practice focuses on all aspects of post-grant proceedings, including inter partes review, post-grant review, covered business method proceedings, reexamination proceedings, reissues and interferences. Mojica also specializes in appeals to the USPTO’s PTAB, patent quality and patent examination matters.

Mojica holds a Master in Business Administration from Marymount University as well as a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

The mission of the Federal Circuit Bar Association is to create a space for objective and inclusive dialogue, as well as to improve and facilitate the administration of justice in the Federal Circuit’s community. The Association includes the various groups who practice within the Circuit community, including the private and public sectors and litigators as well as agency and house counsel.

For more information, visit the FCBA’s website.

About Brooks Kushman P.C.

Brooks Kushman P.C. is a leading intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm with offices across the nation, and represents clients nationally and internationally with respect to protection, enforcement and monetization of IP, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. The firm has more than 90 intellectual property professionals specializing in various technical disciplines, and has a reputation for providing leading IP counseling with a focus on the business objectives of their clients.

Brooks Kushman counts a number of Fortune 100 companies across a variety of industries among its clients. The firm is also recognized by leading legal publications and rankings, including Corporate Counsel magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Law360, Intellectual Asset Management, Managing Intellectual Property, and Intellectual Property Today. For more information, please visit www.BrooksKushman.com.

Brooks Kushman Further Expands Los Angeles Office; Hires Sean Casey As Shareholder

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. His intellectual property experience includes the preparation, prosecution, and litigation of technologies that include advanced aerospace technologies, complex computer hardware and software systems and components.

“Sean has an incredible amount of experience in managing global patent portfolios and strengthens our prosecution group,” said Mark Cantor, president of Brooks Kushman. “As a previous in-house counsel for a major aerospace manufacturer, he will be a tremendous asset to our firm. I am excited to welcome him to our team as we continue to grow our presence in the Los Angeles area.”

Prior to joining Brooks Kushman, Casey was an in-house IP counsel for Boeing, where he focused on managing a large patent portfolio. Prior to going in-house, he was a managing director for a Midwest regional law firm. He also served as an aerospace design engineer for the McDonnell Douglas Aerospace Space and Defense Systems Division (now Boeing) where he was responsible for the design, analysis, integration, and testing of a variety of components and mechanisms for national and defense engineering projects.

“I am thrilled to join the Brooks Kushman team,” said Casey. “The firm is very well-respected throughout the nation and they have a robust group of talented patent professionals.”

Casey received a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in aerospace engineering from the Boston University College of Engineering and his Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles.

About Brooks Kushman P.C.

Brooks Kushman P.C. is a leading intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm with offices across the nation, and represents clients nationally and internationally with respect to protection, enforcement and monetization of IP, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. The firm has more than 90 intellectual property professionals specializing in various technical disciplines, and has a reputation for providing leading IP counseling with a focus on the business objectives of their clients.

Brooks Kushman counts a number of Fortune 100 companies across a variety of industries among its clients. The firm is also recognized by leading legal publications and rankings, including Corporate Counsel magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Law360, Intellectual Asset Management, Managing Intellectual Property, and Intellectual Property Today.

For more information, please visit www.BrooksKushman.com.

Dickinson Wright Attorney Michelle Alamo Appointed Chair of DRI’s Intellectual Property Litigation Committee

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Michelle L. Alamo has been appointed Chair of DRI’s Intellectual Property Litigation Committee. Her one-year term is effective November 1, 2016.

Ms. Alamo is a Member in the firm’s Detroit office where she focuses on intellectual property and patent litigation, complex commercial & business litigation, and eDiscovery. She counsels clients in a wide range of industries including automotive, insurance, telecommunications, technology, and construction. She also assists clients in litigation matters involving, antitrust, trade secrets, RICO, False Claims Act, supplier contracts, tortious interference, business defamation, and more.

Ms. Alamo is a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI), the State Bar of Michigan, the Federal Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and Litigation Counsel of America. She previously served as Vice Chair of DRI’s Intellectual Property Litigation Committee. She is recognized as a leader in her field by Best Lawyers in America, National Academy of Jurisprudence (formerly the American Academy of Trial Attorneys), Michigan Super Lawyers, and Dbusiness Top Lawyers. She received her B.S.E.E. from Kettering University and her J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.

DRI’s Intellectual Property Litigation Committee is dedicated to meeting member needs relating to substantive law issues in patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret litigation as well as professional and business development. The Committee will particularly focus on issues related to IP litigation and will provide the defense practitioner with the skills and tools needed to thrive in this competitive market. The Committee welcomes both full-time IP litigators as well as those whose practice includes IP litigation only on occasion.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC

Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 425 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has seventeen offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and ten other domestic offices in Austin, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville and Music Row, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canada office is located in Toronto.

Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management controls and security processes for our commercial transactions. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

Brinks Gilson & Lione attorney to attend Licensing Executives Society (LES) Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC

Brinks Gilson & Lione attorney to attend Licensing Executives Society (LES) Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC

Michael N. Spink, an intellectual property attorney and shareholder in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., will attend the Licensing Executives Society (LES) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia from Oct. 23 to 26. The Licensing Executives Society is a professional society comprised of nearly 3,000 members engaged in the transfer, use, development, manufacture and marketing of intellectual property. Spink is co-chair of the Michigan Chapter of LES.

About LES USA and Canada
Established in 1956, LES (USA and Canada) is a professional society of nearly 3,000 members engaged in the creation, commercial development and orderly transfer of intellectual property. LES is a member society of the Licensing Executives Society International, Inc. (LESI), which has more than 10,000 members world-wide.

To learn about LES and the annual meeting, visit the LES website.

Brinks Gilson & Lione
The attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents at Brinks Gilson & Lione focus their practice in the field of intellectual property. Brinks is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S. Clients around the world use Brinks to help them protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. Brinks lawyers provide counseling in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law.

More information is at www.brinksgilson.com.

Douglas Marketing Group hires veteran Detroit leader for its U.S. office expansion; U.S./Canada cross-border marketing initiatives define firm’s 25-year history

Douglas Marketing Group LLC (DMG), an international marketing and communications firm with a 25-year history of award-winning creative initiatives, announced Sandy Hudson has joined the firm as Vice President to lead its Detroit office. The announcement was made by DMG President and Founder, Kay Douglas.

“The hiring of Sandy Hudson is the culmination of a ten-year business relationship that has grown through trust, creativity and ongoing collaborations,” Douglas said. “He’s a confident leader and team builder with strong Detroit roots and is uniquely positioned to lead the expansion of our client base in the Detroit market and to continue building a national footprint of clients.”

Hudson has been a mainstay in the Detroit healthcare and nonprofit scene, with six years as Chief Development Officer for Henry Ford Health System and three years leading the Detroit Wayne County Health Authority, among his impressive credentials. Immediately prior to joining DMG, Hudson established the Detroit-based Wins for Warriors Foundation for Detroit Tigers pitcher, Justin Verlander, and served as the organization’s CEO and Executive Director. At DMG, Hudson will direct the activities of the Detroit office, including staff supervision, business development and community outreach.

Under Hudson’s direction, DMG USA immediately plans to roll out DMG’s Big Picture Landscape® communications management software and ROIAlly™ return on investment application to U.S. clients, while expanding the Detroit team with creative and support positions focused on technology-infused marketing.

DMG has been a committed civic partner in Detroit for the last 15 years, providing support to numerous nonprofits. Douglas, who has led a variety of Detroit and Windsor initiatives, including serving as Past President of Executive Women International Detroit – Windsor Chapter, expressed her enthusiasm for strengthening DMG’s ties in the U.S. during the firm’s 25th anniversary year.

“We are pleased to continue serving our long-time U.S. clients and are excited about the growth opportunities here in Detroit,” Douglas said. “Douglas Marketing Group has a strong foothold in the Detroit/Windsor region, and it’s one of the many unique distinctions that set us apart. When the business launched in 1991, it did so by thinking big, never pigeonholing DMG as a small, Windsor-based firm. Instead, DMG was positioned as an asset to an international region, and our longstanding client relationships on both sides of the border support that view.”

DMG has 15 staff members and offices in Detroit and Windsor, Amherstburg and Welland, Ontario. With an early focus on technology and trademarked and licensable marketing campaigns that have been launched in Michigan and Ontario, DMG has built a reputation as a cross-border powerhouse. Hudson welcomes the opportunity to lead DMG USA as the firm enters its next evolution.

“Detroit is ripe for a marketing and communications firm that can leverage its top-notch creative talent and a tech innovation focus with extensive knowledge of cross-border business development with clients that see business opportunity within this international region,” Hudson said. “I am honored to be a part of a company that has such strong business and community relationships, and we will build on that success to bring our talents and expertise to even more clients throughout the next 25 years.”

Hudson holds a master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Michigan and an undergraduate degree in political science from Union College. He is a resident of Grosse Pointe Woods.

About Douglas Marketing Group

Celebrating a quarter century of providing art- and technology-infused, relationship-based marketing solutions, Douglas Marketing Group (DMG) is the visionary behind the marketing brand management software and visual roadmap, DMG Big Picture Landscape® and its companion software, ROIAlly™, the strategic marketing return on investment budget tracker. With offices in Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Amherstburg & Welland, Ontario, the full-service marketing and communications firm offers international reach and local appeal. Learn more at http://www.experiencedmg.com.

Brinks Gilson & Lione attorneys again named Michigan Rising Stars by Super Lawyers

John A. Lingl and Josh E. Ney, Ph.D., attorneys in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., have been named Michigan Rising Stars 2016 by Michigan Super Lawyers. The Rising Star recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state who are 40 years old or younger or have been practicing for 10 years or less.

John Lingl, named a Michigan Rising Star in intellectual property for the fourth consecutive year, is a shareholder at Brinks and focuses his intellectual property law practice on patent, copyright and trademark litigation and prosecuting both foreign and domestic patent applications in numerous technological areas, including semiconductors, electrical systems, voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) systems, packet switching and routing, network traffic optimization, Internet search technologies, advertising and behavioral targeting technologies, optical systems, terahertz radiation systems, x-ray systems, automotive interior systems and automotive powertrain systems.

Lingl is a member of the State Bar of Michigan Intellectual Property Law Section, the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association and the Washtenaw County Bar Association. He holds a J.D. from The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Kettering University.

Josh Ney, named a Michigan Rising Star in intellectual property for the second consecutive year, is an associate at Brinks and focuses his practice on patent litigation and patent prosecution in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and chemical industries. His litigation experience includes both U.S. District Court litigation and Inter Partes Review proceedings in front of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Ney has represented pharmaceutical clients in patent litigation and prosecution matters related to new chemical entities, second medical uses, pharmaceutical formulations, synthetic processes, and pharmaceutical polymorphs. His experience covers a range of therapeutic applications, including central nervous system disorders, cardiovascular disease, lower urinary tract disorders, Huntington’s Disease, antibiotic therapy and pain management. In addition to his pharmaceutical practice, Ney has litigated and prosecuted patents related to chemical products and processes. He also has experience providing clearance analyses for clients’ new products and IP due diligence for clients involved in financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions.

Ney received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Michigan. He earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Dartmouth College, where he graduated magna cum laude. Ney received prestigious fellowships from Pfizer and from the American Chemical Society Division of Organic Chemistry while pursuing his Ph.D. He is a member of the American Chemical Society.

About Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer-influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys are selected using a patented multiphase selection process in which peer nominations are combined with third party research. The mission of Super Lawyers is to bring visibility to those attorneys who exhibit excellence in practice. The Super Lawyers lists are published in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines across the country. For more information, go to SuperLawyers.com.

Brinks Gilson & Lione
The attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents at Brinks Gilson & Lione focus their practice in the field of intellectual property, making Brinks one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S. Clients around the world rely on Brinks to help them protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. Brinks attorneys provide counseling in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law.

More information is available at www.brinksgilson.com.

Brinks Gilson & Lione attorneys again named Michigan Rising Stars by Super Lawyers

John A. Lingl and Josh E. Ney, Ph.D., attorneys in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., have been named Michigan Rising Stars 2016 by Michigan Super Lawyers. The Rising Star recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state who are 40 years old or younger or have been practicing for 10 years or less.

John Lingl, named a Michigan Rising Star in intellectual property for the fourth consecutive year, is a shareholder at Brinks and focuses his intellectual property law practice on patent, copyright and trademark litigation and prosecuting both foreign and domestic patent applications in numerous technological areas, including semiconductors, electrical systems, voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) systems, packet switching and routing, network traffic optimization, Internet search technologies, advertising and behavioral targeting technologies, optical systems, terahertz radiation systems, x-ray systems, automotive interior systems and automotive powertrain systems.

Lingl is a member of the State Bar of Michigan Intellectual Property Law Section, the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association and the Washtenaw County Bar Association. He holds a J.D. from The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Kettering University.

Josh Ney, named a Michigan Rising Star in intellectual property for the second consecutive year, is an associate at Brinks and focuses his practice on patent litigation and patent prosecution in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and chemical industries. His litigation experience includes both U.S. District Court litigation and Inter Partes Review proceedings in front of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Ney has represented pharmaceutical clients in patent litigation and prosecution matters related to new chemical entities, second medical uses, pharmaceutical formulations, synthetic processes, and pharmaceutical polymorphs. His experience covers a range of therapeutic applications, including central nervous system disorders, cardiovascular disease, lower urinary tract disorders, Huntington’s Disease, antibiotic therapy and pain management. In addition to his pharmaceutical practice, Ney has litigated and prosecuted patents related to chemical products and processes. He also has experience providing clearance analyses for clients’ new products and IP due diligence for clients involved in financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions.

Ney received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Michigan. He earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Dartmouth College, where he graduated magna cum laude. Ney received prestigious fellowships from Pfizer and from the American Chemical Society Division of Organic Chemistry while pursuing his Ph.D. He is a member of the American Chemical Society.

About Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer-influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys are selected using a patented multiphase selection process in which peer nominations are combined with third party research. The mission of Super Lawyers is to bring visibility to those attorneys who exhibit excellence in practice. The Super Lawyers lists are published in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines across the country. For more information, go to SuperLawyers.com.

Brinks Gilson & Lione
The attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents at Brinks Gilson & Lione focus their practice in the field of intellectual property, making Brinks one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S. Clients around the world rely on Brinks to help them protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. Brinks attorneys provide counseling in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law.

More information is available at www.brinksgilson.com.

Brooks Kushman Of Counsel David C. Berry featured in Crain’s Detroit Business

Brooks Kushman Of Counsel David C. Berry was featured in Crain’s Detroit Business’ August 21, 2016 article “Pro bono IP work a growing service.”

In the article, Berry discusses the increase in intellectual property pro bono services available to low-income inventors and innovators in Michigan.

“There’s always been pro bono (IP) activities, but it flies under the radar,” Berry said. “There isn’t the established legal aid network like other areas of law, but IP is important to building new inventors and innovations.”

Berry has over 25 years of intellectual property experience, focusing on a variety of IP matters including patents, license agreements, litigation and trade secrets. He represents clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to smaller privately-held companies. David is the Chair of the State Bar of Michigan Intellectual Property Law Section, the Chair of the Michigan Patent Pro Bono Project steering committee, and is an adjunct professor for Wayne State University Law School’s patent procurement clinic.