Brooks Kushman Attorneys Named “IP Stars” by Managing IP

Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce six of the firm’s shareholders have been named “IP Stars” by Managing Intellectual Property (IP) Magazine. This comprehensive guide to leading IP firms and lawyers covers more than 80 countries.

Brooks Kushman attorneys recognized as IP Stars by the publication are President Mark Cantor and Shareholders Frank Angileri, Elizabeth Janda, John LeRoy, Sangeeta Shah and Robert Tuttle.

• Cantor serves as the president of the Brooks Kushman and is one of the founders of the firm. His practices focusing on complex litigation matters in all technology areas, and has been named an “IP Star” since 2013.
• Angileri is co-chair of Brooks Kushman’s Post-Grant Proceedings practice, and focuses on IP litigation. He was also named as Michigan’s “IP Litigator of the Year” for 2015 & 2016.
• Janda serves as chair of Brooks Kushman’s Trademark practice, managing substantial trademark portfolios both domestically and internationally in a variety of industries. She has been on the list of “IP Stars” since 2013.
• LeRoy is chair of Brooks Kushman’s Open Source Compliance practice and focuses his practice on software and electrical patent litigation. He advises companies on the effective use of open source software in their products and creates customized strategies to help them comply with various license terms.
• Shah is Brooks Kushman’s co-chair of Post-Grant Proceedings and 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 has been on the list of “IP Stars” since 2014.
• Tuttle’s practice at Brooks Kushman focuses on IP litigation. He works closely with clients across a variety of industries on litigation matters covering all aspects of IP strategy including patents, trademarks and trade secrets. Tuttle was named Michigan “IP Litigator of the Year” in 2013 and has been an “IP Star” since 2013.

According to Managing Intellectual Property magazine, IP Stars ratings are based on research of over 1,000 interviews and surveys completed by partners and law firms active in the United States. Additional research is conducted through discussions with clients and leading in-house counsel, while also reviewing public information and coverage.

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 Named Managing IP Patent Litigation Firm of the Year, Shareholder recognized as “Michigan IP Litigator of the Year”

Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce it has been recognized as the Patent Litigation Contentious Firm of the Year in the Midwest by Managing Intellectual Property (IP) Magazine.

In addition to the firm’s litigation recognition, Shareholder Frank Angileri has been named Michigan’s IP Litigator of the Year for the second consecutive year. The awards were presented at the Managing IP North American Awards dinner on March 17th, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

Angileri, who also serves as Co-Chair of Brooks Kushman’s Post-Grant Proceedings practice, was recognized for his litigation and Patent Trial and Appeal Board work throughout the year. Under his direction, the firm filed over 30 inter partes review proceedings in 2015. Angileri was also lead counsel for an automotive supplier that received a significant settlement in a patent litigation suit in 2015 (I.E.E. International Electronics & Engineering, S.A. and IEE Sensing, Inc. v. TK Holdings Inc. and Takata-Petri A.G., Case No. 10-cv-1348).

“We couldn’t be more thrilled for this recognition and for Frank to receive this prestigious award,” said Mark A. Cantor, president, Brooks Kushman. “Frank has been a valuable asset to the development of Brooks Kushman and our post grant proceedings practice, where he continuously demonstrates leadership within our firm as well as in the community. This award is truly a testament to all of those efforts.”

Managing IP awards national U.S. and Canadian firms, U.S. regional firms and outstanding IP litigators to recognize outstanding in-house teams, individuals and milestone cases of the year. Rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process including reviews from clients, peers, and other law firms. Partners are also able to indicate top practitioners in their respective states through online votes. Additional research is conducted through discussions with clients and leading in-house counsel, and through a review of public information and coverage.

Brooks Kushman also ranked amongst the top Trademark Prosecution Firms of the Year both in the Midwest and nationally.

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.

Managing IP names three Brinks Attorneys from Michigan In 2015 IP Stars edition

ANN ARBOR – Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., announces three attorneys from the Ann Arbor office are among 10 Brinks attorneys selected by Managing Intellectual Property magazine to appear in its second edition of IP Stars for 2015.

Ann Arbor office managing partner Steven L. Oberholtzer, along with shareholder Lawrence G. (L.G.) Almeda and associate attorney Joshua E. Ney, Ph.D., were all included on the list. Additionally, IP Stars recognized the firm as a whole for its work in the Copyright, Patent Contentious, Patent Prosecution, Trademark Contentious, and Trademark Prosecution categories. The publication noted Brinks’ strong reputation for expertise in litigation, patent prosecution and licensing, and called out its well-known trademark practice, which covers both enforcement and non-contentious work involving search and clearance, prosecution and licensing.

The Brinks team includes attorneys, scientific advisors, and patent agents who hold advanced degrees in all fields of technology and science, and provide expertise in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law.

Managing Intellectual Property conducted surveys covering more than 80 countries with industry clients and peers to identify its list of the leading IP attorneys in the United States and to provide insight into the complex U.S. IP legal market for in-house counsel at Fortune 500 companies.

IP Stars is distributed to Managing Intellectual Property’s 11,000+ international readers as a one-stop reference guide for in-house counsel and private-practice lawyers. The magazine is a leading source of news and analysis on intellectual property developments worldwide, and is part of the Euromoney Legal Media Group. More information is at www.miphandbook.com.

Brinks Gilson & Lione
The more than 135 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 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 available at www.brinksgilson.com.

Managing IP names four Brinks Attorneys from Michigan In 2014 IP Stars edition

ANN ARBOR – June 6, 2014 – Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., announces four attorneys from the Ann Arbor office are among 14 Brinks attorneys selected by Managing Intellectual Property magazine to appear in its second edition of IP Stars for 2014.

Ann Arbor office managing partner Steven L. Oberholtzer, along with shareholders Lawrence G. (L.G.) Almeda and Eric Sosenko and associate attorney Joshua E. Ney, Ph.D. were all included on the list. Additionally, IP Stars designated Brinks’ Michigan offices (Ann Arbor and Detroit) as “Highly Recommended” and recognized the firm as a whole for its work in the Copyright, Patent Contentious, Patent Prosecution, Trademark Contentious, and Trademark Prosecution categories. The publication noted Brinks’ strong reputation for expertise in litigation, patent prosecution and licensing, and called out its well-known trademark practice, which covers both enforcement and non-contentious work involving search and clearance, prosecution and licensing.

The Brinks team includes attorneys, scientific advisors, and patent agents who hold advanced degrees in all fields of technology and science, and provide expertise in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law.

Managing Intellectual Property conducted over 1,000 interviews and surveys with industry clients and peers to identify its list of the leading IP attorneys in the United States, and to provide insight into the complex U.S. IP legal market for in-house counsel at Fortune 500 companies.
IP Stars is distributed to Managing Intellectual Property’s 11,800 international readers as a one-stop reference guide for in-house counsel and private-practice lawyers. The magazine is a leading source of news and analysis on intellectual property developments worldwide, and is part of the Euromoney Legal Media Group. More information is at www.miphandbook.com.
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.; Ann Arbor, Mich.; Detroit; Research Triangle Park, N.C.; Indianapolis and Salt Lake City. More information is at www.brinksgilson.com.