Brooks Kushman Appoints Shareholder Linda Mettes as 2016 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow

Brooks Kushman Shareholder Linda Mettes has been selected to represent the firm as a member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s (LCLD) 2016 class of Fellows. This landmark program identifies, trains, and focuses on the development of the industry’s next generation of professional leaders.

The LCLD Fellows Program offers participants virtual and in-person training, peer-group projects and networking opportunities with LCLD’s top leadership and industry professionals alike.

“Brooks Kushman is proud to appoint a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow for a second year,” said President Mark Cantor. “Participation in the program not only promotes on-going development and leadership training for our shareholders’ professional growth, but enables our firm to gain insight on best practices and methods to achieve our firm’s diversity goals.”

Linda is a registered patent attorney and focuses on intellectual property litigation. She has handled cases in Federal courts across the country in a wide array of technologies including mechanical, electrical, chemical and pharmaceutical.

Linda has a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law where she graduated cum laude. She has been involved with mentoring and teaching during her entire career and is currently an adjunct professor at Michigan State University teaching patent litigation.

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 Shareholder Boudreaux Again Named a Life Science Star in Chemicals, Biologics and Oncology Drugs

Ann Arbor—Sept. 22, 2014 – William R. Boudreaux a shareholder and patent attorney in the Ann Arbor office of intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, has again been named a Life Science Star in the third annual edition of LMG Life Sciences, which identifies life sciences practitioners in intellectual property law who are consistently recommended as reputable and effective.

Boudreaux was recognized in the categories of patent prosecution and patent strategy and management for his work with new chemical entities, oncology drugs and small molecules. For more than 20 years, Boudreaux has been a practicing patent attorney specializing in pharmaceutical and chemical compounds. His practice at Brinks includes counseling for strategic patent portfolio development, global patent prosecution, IP diligence, and opinions for patentability, validity, and freedom to operate for clients ranging from large companies to startups. Boudreaux previously worked for nearly 15 years as in-house counsel in the pharmaceutical industry. He is co-chair of the Brinks biotechnology and pharmaceutical practice group.

Andrew Stover, a shareholder and patent attorney in the firm’s Chicago office, was also named a Life Sciences Star. LMG Life Sciences, which is produced by Legal Media Group, is the only publication dedicated to the comprehensive analysis of the life sciences industry. Research for the Life Science Stars list is based on interviews and surveys of clients and leading lawyers, as well as the evaluation of public information. 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