Maximizing the Value of Your Intellectual Property Assets  

The most effective IP solutions come from putting great minds together—yours and ours. At Brooks Kushman, we know that exceptional service is only possible by forging strong relationships with our clients. Those relationships are the fuel for tenacious and innovative solutions to your most complex problems. We’re ready to listen, learn, and become a valuable extension of your own team.  

Since the firm’s founding in 1983, Brooks Kushman has built a national reputation as a premier intellectual property law firm. We have accomplished this by attracting the best talent, and by working closely with clients to understand how your business really operates and what really drives your company or brand. 

We put that newfound knowledge to good use, uncovering ways to make your whole portfolio work harder – point it in new directions, explore new ways to monetize it and see that it’s better protected. And not just from fraud and theft, but from the vagaries of the global marketplace.  

The Engines of Our Innovation  

At Brooks Kushman, we generate value for your business with cutting-edge intellectual property representation, AI-driven technology, and engagements staffed with diverse, cross-disciplinary teams that stand ready to represent clients of all sizes.  

Outstanding Careers for Outstanding Professionals  

Our ability to recruit, educate, and retain diverse, high-caliber professionals is the foundation of the firm’s longevity and success. This is why we nurture an engaging culture and offer an inclusive environment that helps people live their passions and perform at their best each day. We want Brooks Kushman to be the best law firm to work for, anywhere.  

Management & Demographics
Management
Executive Committee Member - Co-Chair Trademarks
Executive Committee Member - Co-Chair Patent Prosecution
Executive Committee Member
Clients
Clients
  • Ford Motor Company
  • The AMES Companies
  • Harman International
  • Lear Corporation
  • MASCO Corporation
  • Meritor Inc.
  • HoMedics
  • Domino's Pizza
  • Terex Inc.
  • Ficosa North America
  • Henry Ford Health Systems
  • Glastech inc.
About Our Clients

Since the firm’s founding in 1983, Brooks Kushman has built a national reputation as a premier intellectual property law firm. We have accomplished this by attracting the best talent, and by working closely with clients to understand how their business really operates and what drives the company or brand.  

We put that newfound knowledge to good use, uncovering ways to make their whole portfolio work harder – point it in new directions, explore new ways to monetize it, and see that it’s better protected. And not just from fraud and theft, but from the vagaries of the global marketplace.

The Engines of Our Innovation  

At Brooks Kushman, we generate value for your business with cutting-edge intellectual property representation, AI-driven technology, and engagements staffed with diverse, cross-disciplinary teams that stand ready to represent clients of all sizes.    

Outstanding Careers for Outstanding Professionals  

Our ability to recruit, educate, and retain diverse, high-caliber professionals is the foundation of the firm’s longevity and success. This is why we nurture an engaging culture and offer an inclusive environment that helps people live their passions and perform at their best each day. We want Brooks Kushman to be the best law firm to work for, anywhere. Explore careers at Brooks Kushman.

Contacts
Contacts
Sarah Silbert
Trademark Enforcement Litigation And Brand Protection Counseling
2483584400
Erica Klein
Trademark & Copyright
248-358-4400
Jennifer Ziegler
Trademark & Brand Protection
2483584400
Robyn S. Lederman
Shareholder - Co-Chair Trademarks
2482262712
Rachel Smith
Shareholder
2482262734
John Rondini
Shareholder
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Jason Burnette
Shareholder
Corey Neil
Shareholder
Kyle Konz
Mechanical/Electromechanical Patent Prosecution
248-358-4400
James Bertino
Mechanical/Electromechanical Patent Prosecution
248-358-4400
Corey Neil
Mechanical/Electromechanical Patent Prosecution
2483584400
Chelsea Pasquali
Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney
248-358-4400
Thomas Runk
Electrical & Software Patent Prosecution
2483584400
Fanqi Meng
Electrical & Software Patent Prosecution
248-358-4400
Chanille Carswell
Chief Diversity Officer
2482262712
Alena Vackova Marconi
Chemical Patent Prosecution
248-358-4400
Isheeta Patel
Chemical & Materials Patent Prosecution
2483584400
Stephanie Mansfield, Ph.D.
Biomedical And Mechanical Patent Prosecution
248-358-4400
Isaac Slutsky
Patent Prosecution
248-358-4400
Amy C. Leshan
Copyrights, Licensing, Litigation, Trade Secrets, Trademarks
(248) 358-4400
Thomas A. Lewry
Compliance & E-Discovery, Trade Secrets, Litigation
(248) 358-4400
Molly Mack Crandall
Copyrights, Licensing, Trade Secrets, Trademarks
(248) 358-4400
Hope V. Shovein
Copyrights, Trade Secrets, Trademarks
(248) 358-4400
Robyn S. Lederman
Copyrights, Trade Secrets, Trademarks
(248) 358-4400
Anna K. Robinson
Copyrights, Trademarks, Internet Law, Entertainment Law
(248) 358-4400
Elizabeth F. Janda
Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade Secrets
(248) 358-4400
William G. Abbatt
Licensing, Litigation, Patent Prosecution, Technical Design Consulting, Trade Secrets, Patent Litigation, Trade Secret Litigation, Medical Devices
(248) 358-4400
John M. Halan
Licensing, Litigation, Trade Secrets
(248) 358-4400
Christopher C. Smith
Litigation
(248) 358-4400
John P. Rondini
Litigation, Patent Prosecution
(248) 358-4400
Marc Lorelli
Litigation, Technical Design Consulting, Trade Secrets
(248) 358-4400
Chanille Carswell
Litigation, Trademarks
(248) 358-4400
Rebecca J. Cantor
Patent Litigation
(248) 358-4400
John S. LeRoy
Patent Litigation, Trade Secret Litigation
(248) 358-4400
Andrew B. Turner
Patent Prosecution
248-358-4400
Bernard Tomsa
Patent Prosecution
(248) 358-4400
David S. Bir
Patent Prosecution
(248) 358-4400
James N. Kallis
Patent Prosecution
(248) 358-4400
Matthew M. Mietzel
Patent Prosecution
(248) 358-4400
John E. Nemazi
Patent Prosecution, Compliance & E-Discovery, Legal IT Consulting, Litigation, Technical Design Consulting, Mergers and Acquisitions
(248) 358-4400
James W. Proscia, Ph.D.
Patent Prosecution, Compliance & E-Discovery, Legal IT Consulting, Technical Design Consulting
(248) 358-4400
David R. Syrowik
Patent Prosecution, Copyrights, Trade Secrets, Technical Design Consulting
(248) 358-4400
Rachel A. Smith
Patent Prosecution, Licensing Patent Litigation
248-358-4400
Mark E. Stuenkel
Patent Prosecution, Licensing, Technical Design Consulting
(248) 358-4400
Marc F. Malooley
Patent Prosecution, Licensing, Technical Design Consulting, Trade Secrets
(248) 358-400
Matthew M. Jakubowski
Patent Prosecution, Litigation
(248) 358-4400
Erin K. Bowles
Patent Prosecution, Technical Design Consulting
(248) 358-4400
James A. Kushman
Patent Prosecution, Technical Design Consulting
(248) 358-4400
Jeffrey M. Szuma
Patent Prosecution, Technical Design Consulting
(248) 358-4400
Martin J. Sultana
Patent Prosecution, Technical Design Consulting
(248) 358-4400
Michael D. Cushion
Patent Prosecution, Technical Design Consulting
(248) 358-4400
Michael D. Turner
Patent Prosecution, Technical Design Consulting
(248) 358-4400
Tiffany A. Fidler, Ph.D.
Patent Prosecution, Technical Design Consulting
(248) 358-4400
Michael S. Brodbine
Patent Prosecution, Technical Design Consulting, Legal IT Consulting
(248) 358-4400
Sangeeta G. Shah
Patent Prosecution, Technical Design Consulting, Litigation
(248) 358-4400
Benjamin C. Stasa
Patent Prosecution, Trade Secrets
(248) 358-4400
Maria F. Angileri
Trademarks
(248) 358-4400
Mark A. Cantor
Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets, Litigation, Technical Design Consulting
(248) 358-4400
Frank A. Angileri
Trademarks, Trade Secrets, Litigation, Technical Design Consulting
(248) 358-4400
Thomas W. Cunningham
Trademarks, Trade Secrets, Technical Design Consulting, Litigation
(248) 358-4400

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  • Copyright Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Patent Law
  • Technology Law
  • Trade Secrets Law
  • Trademark Law

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“Defend Trade Secrets Act” Signed Into Law Effective May 11, 2016


by Brooks Kushman

The Defendant Trade Secrets Act of 2015 (“DTSA”), was signed into law by President Obama on May 11, 2016. The new statute creates broad private federal cause of action for trade secret misappropriation and has been hailed as “the most sweeping change to the nation’s intellectual property laws in a generation or more.”

Defending Trade Secrets

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