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Brooks Kushman Publishes Sixth Edition of Intellectual Property Primer Covering the Latest Changes in the IP Landscape

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Intellectual property (IP) has changed more in the last 10 years than ever before. To provide a basic understanding of the various aspects of current IP law, Brooks Kushman P.C. has issued the Sixth Edition of its IP Primer. The guide is written to help those who do not specialize in IP law, such as entrepreneurs, companies, accounting professionals and lawyers, spot IP issues, preserve and protect rights, avoid potential liability and effectively enforce their IP rights.

“We developed the First Edition of the Brooks Kushman Primer in 1983 as an easy-to-understand overview of the various aspects of IP law and, since that time, our readers have provided positive feedback,” said Mark Cantor, president, Brooks Kushman. “As the landscape of IP law continually evolves and becomes more complex, patent, copyright and trademark issues are becoming increasingly important to a company’s overall success.”

To provide organizations the latest rulings and insight, the Sixth Edition IP Primer provides information and commentary about recent IP issues, including: the Supreme Court’s dramatic influence surrounding injunctions in patent cases; the Federal Circuit’s decisions on calculating damages in the modern era; Congress’ introduction of the America Invents Act of 2011, considered the most dramatic overhaul of the patent system since the Patent Act of 1952; and proper compliance to open source software licensing terms, an issue rapidly gaining importance.

Brooks Kushman’s IP Primer combines the collective experience of the firm’s IP experts to provide a well-rounded overview of the current state of the industry. For a free copy, please click here.

About Brooks Kushman P.C

Established in 1983, Brooks Kushman P.C. is a nationally ranked intellectual property (IP) and technology focused law firm with offices in Michigan and California. The firm has more than 70 lawyers and agents specializing in various disciplines. Brooks Kushman has a reputation for providing leading IP strategy and counseling with a focus on the business objectives of its clients and represents clients across many industries with respect to protection, enforcement and monetization of IP, including patents, trademarks, copyright and trade secrets.

Brooks Kushman counts a number of Fortune 100 companies across a variety of industries among its clients. The firm is recognized by a number of leading legal publications and resources, including Corporate Counsel magazine, U.S. News & World Report, IP Law & Business magazine and the Law360 organization. For more information, please visit

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