Michael Zukewich

The "Secrets" to Maintaining a Sometimes Unrecognized Business Asset: Trade Secrets

The basic rule for maintaining a trade secret is as follows: Take all reasonable steps to keep it secret. If not, the trade secret status of the secret may be lost. While such steps are relatively inexpensive, businesses…more
| Intellectual Property

New Challenges for Today's Lawyers in Litigating Patent Cases

Brooks Kushman litigation shareholder, Marc Lorelli, contributed to the Inside the Minds book, "Litigation Strategies for Intellectual Property Cases" with the chapter, "New Challenges for Today's Lawyers in Litigating Patent…more
| Intellectual Property

Patent Law: A Career Alternative or an Engineering Tool

Brooks Kushman patent litigation attorney, Christopher Smith offers insight to ASM News on the career path to becoming a patent attorney…more
| Intellectual Property

Developing Effective Trademark Strategies in a New Litigation Environment

Brooks Kushman trademark head and shareholder, Mark S. Sparschu authored the book chapter, "Developing Effective Trademark Strategies in a New Litigation Environment" for the Inside the Minds book, "Recent Trends in Trademark…more
| Intellectual Property

Drafting a License Agreement with an Eye to the Future

Brooks Kushman litigation shareholder, John M. Halan contributed to the Inside the Minds book, "Intellectual Property Licensing Strategies" with the chapter, "Drafting a License Agreement with an Eye to the Future". Halan…more
| Intellectual Property

'Lunch with a Lawyer' Event Features Firm's President

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law alumnus Mark Cantor ('80), president of Brooks Kushman PC, was a recent guest at the school's Lunch with a Lawyer program. Seated at a round table with 25 law students, Cantor gave them…more
| Intellectual Property

Confronting the Perils of Trendy Trademarks

Trademark counsel may increasingly feel they are tilting at windmills when advising clients seeking popular sounding or trendy marks. For instance, the prefix “eco” and adjective “green” are being used…more
| Business Organizations, Intellectual Property

False Patent Marking: Will Your Company be Sued Next?

In 2007, a seemingly random patent attorney sued the Solo Cup Company for over $10 trillion, and he wasn’t totally crazy to try. Solo knowingly marked 21.7 billion products with patent numbers that either didn’t…more
| Business Organizations, Intellectual Property

Avoiding Intent In A False Patent Marking Action

Companies that mark products with patent numbers or assert that their products are patented, or patent pending, in their advertisements and on their websites, should conduct an audit and promptly remedy any problems to prevent…more
| Business Organizations, Intellectual Property
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