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Brooks Kushman P.C
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Southfield , Michigan 48075
United States

Company Description: Established in 1983, Brooks Kushman P.C. ( ) is a nationally ranked intellectual property and technology focused law firm with offices located...   more

Employment History


  • bachelor's degree
    University of Michigan
  • J.D.
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Southfield, Mich. -Brooks Kushman attorneys Jennifer K. Ziegler, Hope V. Shovein, Laura E. Schwartz, David C. Berry and Anna K. Heinl have been chosen to serve two-year terms on International Trademark Association (INTA) committees.
David Berry - Emerging Issues Committee
To learn how the decision will ..., 17 June 2013 [cached]
To learn how the decision will affect research and the biotech industry, Singularity Hub contacted Professor David Berry, director of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School's Graduate Program in Intellectual Property Law.
SH 134_#7 Professor Berry said, "The USPTO has been granting patents on isolated human genes and similar molecules for many years.
Berry thinks the decision will also benefit genetic researchers as they no longer face the threat of infringement. "If the decision results in expanded research and innovation, then the public at large will win, since investment in innovation results in new products, better products, and less expensive products."
All that said, no one knows exactly how the decision will play out.
According to Berry, patent law has been subject to "enormous" change since 2005. Apart from the Supreme Court, the lower courts, Congress, and even the White House have had a hand at it. Berry says, "The most pressing issue in the patent field right now is for the USPTO, the courts, and patent owners to sort through all the changes, and understand what it all means."
Professor David C. Berry, ..., 18 Oct 2013 [cached]
Professor David C. Berry, Director of Cooley's Graduate IP Program and a council member of the State Bar IP section, stated that, "We received a record number of entries in this year's writing competition, demonstrating the expanding interest in intellectual property law at law schools across the state.
Cooley Law School Professor ..., 27 Dec 2010 [cached]
Cooley Law School Professor David Berry has gone from practicing patent law at a private Boston firm to teaching intellectual property courses to law school students. And he wouldn't have it any other way.
Now after seven years of being involved with the International Trademark Association (INTA), Berry has been recognized for his service with that legal trade organization, having been awarded the Volunteer Service Award for the Advancement of the Association. The INTA announced Berry's award in November.
Berry is the Director of Cooley's Graduate Program in Intellectual Property Law and he works out of the school's Auburn Hills campus.
"I found out about it about a month before the announcement and it came as quite a surprise," said the Flint native.
The award recognizes individuals who provide exemplary volunteer service to INTA during the past year, and often for long-term service spanning multiple years. INTA recognized Berry for his efforts to increase the participation of academic members in association programs. He played a key role in initiating the annual INTA Trademark Scholarship Symposium, open to intellectual property professors and scholars worldwide, and a special "Academic Day" of programming at INTA's annual meeting.
Both projects have succeeded in increasing the involvement of professors and law students in INTA.
"The association has decided back in 2003 when I first jointed that it needed to have a stronger involvement with law school professors from around the country," Berry said. "The symposium allows professors and scholars to present papers and get comments from peers and people representing clients in trademark issues."
One challenge with being a law school professor is that it can be difficult to keep current with what is happening in the real world, especially without regular client contact, Berry said. The INTA's annual symposium, of which Berry has played a major role for the last seven years, allows law school professors to have an opportunity for continuing education on a variety of IP-related topics.
That is particularly critical in a specialty where ongoing changes with the Internet and social media lead to evolving legal issues and statutes.
INTA is an international organization that before the early part of the 21st Century was considered more as a lobby for IP brand owners. But over time it became more of an organization that reflects trademark and brand needs from a legal perspective, Berry said.
"We try to support professors who are working on research," Berry said.
Berry made the decision to focus on teaching law nearly a decade ago. Cooley was looking for lawyers with corporate experience for its then brand-new Auburn Hills campus.
"I had done (the private practice job) and I just thought that I needed to do something that was a little more for me -- something that piqued my interests," Berry said. "I wanted interaction with students and looked forward to building something from the ground level. I can truly say that I haven't looked back on that decision -- at least on most days," he added with a chuckle.
And during that time local and national interest in IP law among law school students has increased, said Berry, a University of Michigan Law School graduate. One reason is simple demand -- more professionals encounter IP issues in businesses.
"Entrepreneurs are becoming more innovative so we have to worry a lot about IP," Berry said.
That was very rare 10-15 years ago, Berry said. Now the school caters to these professionals, who have technical backgrounds.
"Many of them are entering the IP field and law schools are forced to expand these programs to remain current with the trends," Berry said.
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