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Brooks Kushman Shareholder Featured in Detroit Legal News

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, how (if at all) the decision will influence changes in intellectual property (IP) laws and legal issues touching U.S. companies with an eye to the European market. One key issue for US-based IP professionals will be the effect of potential changes to the E.U.’s planned Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court.

According to Abbatt, “Across the pond, the U.K. is one of the more economically significant territories. It has one of the most developed legal infrastructures. The U.K.’s absence from the E.U. may chill some enthusiasm for the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court.”

Abbatt’s practice involves all aspects of domestic and foreign patent prosecution. He regularly counsels inventors, small to medium sized businesses and corporations on the development and management of patent portfolios. Bill’s practice extends beyond traditional patent prosecution and includes patent litigation and licensing. He was recently appointed as a Technical Expert and Mediator in a patent infringement suit.