Brooks Kushman Ranked in Top 2015 PTAB Firms by Docket Navigator

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Brooks Kushman has been named one of the top Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) law firms in a 2015 annual report published by Docket Navigator. The list includes top law firms and corporate legal departments ranked by the number of inter partes review, covered business methods, and post grant review proceedings in 2015 in which the organization represented one of the litigants. In 2015 there were 1,797 new patent litigation proceedings in the PTAB, a 7% increase over 2014.

Docket Navigator provides a set of powerful research and reporting tools for high stakes litigation including an alert service with automatic updates for patent litigation decisions using a proprietary database developed and maintained by seasoned patent litigators. Their Docket Report extracts data from government sources such as Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER), U.S. Patent and Trademark Office databases, and Electronic Data Information Source (EDIS). Editors manually clean, normalize and correct data followed by a refined review of experienced US patent litigators and agents who code, classify and summarize the data by hand.

In addition to the firm’s ranking, Brooks Kushman Shareholder Frank Angileri was ranked one of the top PTAB attorneys as measured by number of inter partes review, covered business methods, and post grant review proceedings in 2015 in which the attorney represented one of the litigants.

The full Docket Navigator report can be accessed here.

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

Brooks Kushman Shareholder To Discuss Post Issuance Proceedings At IP Enforcement Summit

Brooks Kushman Shareholder Sangeeta Shah will serve on a panel at the Centerforce IP Enforcement Summit in Chicago on April 12, 2016 for the third consecutive year.

Through the adoption of the America Invents Act (AIA), inter partes review has transformed the patent litigation landscape. Shah’s panel will focus on proactive and effective strategies for patent owners to navigate post issuance proceedings, understanding how infringers are using the process, and discuss common pitfalls to avoid. Shah will discuss recent developments, effective strategies for Petitioners and Patent Owners and the impact of Federal Circuit appeals on this changing landscape of post-grant proceedings with two other panelists.

The IP Enforcement Summit explores benchmarks and challenges the enforcement strategies that companies are currently implementing, how they can be improved and where current trends are heading.

Shah serves as co-chair of the firm’s post grant proceedings practiced as well as the chief diversity officer. Her practice is primarily focused on post-grant challenges and patent opinions. She represents several Fortune 500 clients for whom she provides strategic counseling and guidance on their global IP portfolios. She is frequently called upon to counsel clients in developing best practices and strategic planning of their patent portfolios, including writing successful patent applications in complex and novel situations, in anticipation of possible future litigation.

Shah holds a Juris Doctor from Wayne State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Economics from Kalamazoo College.

For more information on the conference, visit the event home page.

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.

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

Brinks Gilson & Lione attorney to present at the American Conference Institute’s Comprehensive Guide to Patent Reform conference

DETROIT – Kelly Burris, managing partner of the Detroit office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., will serve as a conference speaker at the American Conference Institute’s third annual Comprehensive Guide to Patent Reform conference to be held Jan. 22 – 23 in New York City. The conference is intended to provide in-depth analysis, practice tips and guidance on how to adapt business practices to a post-America Invents Act world. Burris will participate on a panel that will discuss Innovative Practice Resources for Meeting with Success during Inter Partes Review.

At Brinks, Burris focuses her practice on proceedings at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), including post-grant review proceedings and the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the mechanical, materials science, and electrical arts. Burris also performs intellectual property due diligence for mergers and acquisitions and manages corporate IP portfolios and policies. She is co-chair of the firm’s post grant patent practice group. The new group, which oversees the firm’s post-grant proceedings before the USPTO, includes post-grant reviews, including covered business methods, and inter partes reviews, along with interferences, ex parte reexaminations, and legacy inter partes reexaminations. Additionally, Burris is chair of the firm’s green technology industry practice group.

A link to the American Conference Institute’s third Comprehensive Guide to Patent Reform program and registration information can be found here.

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 www.brinksgilson.com.