Recent Supreme Court Venue News for Patent Litigation

On Wednesday September, 20th 2017, attorneys from Brooks Kushman P.C. gave an informational brief to MSU College of Law on several recent intellectual property case holdings. Most notable was the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) finding on a venue case, TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods. Until recently, the Eastern District of Texas has been […]

Canons for Intellectual Property Claim Construction

Do extrinsic sources, such as dictionaries, treatises, and encyclopedias, offer utility in patent claim construction? I Courts generally assume that the words of a statute mean what an “ordinary” or “reasonable” person would understand them to mean. Dictionaries, treatises, and encyclopedias provide a common interpretation for society and are critical in deciding patent lawsuits. In […]

Blockchain Can Revolutionize the Patenting of Inventions?


I want to share some things that my dear friend and colleague, Justin Evans, has published on his site, Justin is a scientist at heart turned legal guru in the intellectual property field. I find his thoughts enlightening and hope you do as well. Jay, your on…   Thanks Drae! ….Showtime! What is blockchain? […]

Be sure you Retire TO as oppose to Retire FROM

Many people I interview who have achieved the highly coveted distinction of “RETIRED” say that they retired from this or that  job. My good friend Jacob however told me something that totally changed my frame of reference. He said, “Drae, I retired to boating and woodworking with my wife.” He has the freedom to do […]

Enjoy your Family

In my book I speak about the importance of nurturing family and friend relationships. We spend so much time at work ensuring we earn income to manage our debt and daily operating expenses (and there is absolutely nothing wrong in doing so). In fact, as mature and responsible adults we should take care of our […]