Brooks Kushman Shareholder to Discuss Securing 360-degree Protection at IP in the Auto Industry Conference

Brooks Kushman Shareholder Frank Angileri will serve on a panel at the IP in the Auto Industry conference on May 3, 2016.. The conference provides IP legal professionals working in the auto industry with greater insight into the strategies and operational efficiencies to maintain a competitive edge.

Angileri will discuss strategies for a 360-degree approach to securing intellectual property protection including building an effective portfolio, finding the appropriate balance between trade secrets versus patent protection, and maximizing design protection in the 3D world.

Angileri is co-chair of Brooks Kushman’s Post-Grant Proceedings practice, and focuses on IP litigation. He has successfully tried patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright cases in Federal Courts nationwide, the Courts of Appeals for the Sixth and Federal Circuits, and the International Trade Commission. Angileri was also named Michigan’s IP “Litigator of the Year” by Managing IP. His litigation experience spans across various technologies and industries including, automotive, consumer electronics, industrial technologies, food and beverage, and home appliances.

The IP in the Auto Industry program addresses challenges and opportunities in the converging landscape of today’s automotive marketplace. The event will be held at Ford Motor Company Conference and Event Center in Dearborn, MI. For additional information, visit

About Brooks Kushman P.C.
Brooks Kushman P.C. is a leading intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm with offices in Michigan and California, 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, World Trademark Review, and Intellectual Property Today.

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Brinks Gilson & Lione shareholder Spink named world-class IP Strategist by IAM Strategy 300

ANN ARBOR – July 8, 2014 – Michael N. Spink, shareholder in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., has been named to IAM Strategy 300—The World’s Leading IP Strategists, the sixth annual guide to globally renowned creators of IP value published by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine.

Spink’s practice focuses on all aspects of client counseling, including procurement, licensing and opinions on patents, trademarks and copyrights for clients in the automotive, medical devices and software industries. He chairs Brinks’ intellectual asset management practice group, is co-chair of the Michigan chapter of the Licensing Executives Society (LES), and serves on the management committee of the Intellectual Property Owners Association.
This is the first time Spink was included on the IAM Strategy 300. Also included on the list are his colleagues, James R. Sobieraj, patent attorney and president of Brinks, and Allen R. Baum managing shareholder of Brinks’ Research Triangle Park, N.C. office, and co-chair of the firm’s chemical, energy and agriculture practice group.

The IAM Strategy 300 identifies individuals who offer top-flight services related to the development and implementation of strategies that enable IP owners to maximize the value of their rights portfolios. Senior executives at IP-owning organizations use the list as a resource for finding world-class IP strategists who take a holistic approach to management and value creation, and focus on how both must be aligned to overall business strategy; look beyond monetization to understand the range of value creation options available to rights owners; and develop new solutions to deal with very specific sets of circumstances.

IAM magazine seeks to address the need for organizations to maximize the value of their IP and other intangibles, and to examine the strategies they can put in place to do this. More information is at

Brinks Gilson & Lione
Brinks Gilson & Lione has 160 attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents who specialize in intellectual property, making it one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S. Clients around the world use Brinks to help them identify, protect, manage and enforce their intellectual property. Brinks lawyers provide expertise in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law. The Brinks team includes lawyers with advanced degrees in all fields of technology and science. Based in Chicago, Brinks has offices in Washington, D.C., Research Triangle Park, N.C., Ann Arbor, Detroit, Salt Lake City and Indianapolis. More information is at