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Susan Kornfield Named One of the Top 250 Women in IP

By: Bodman PLC

11/22/13

Susan M. Kornfield has been named one of the “Top 250 Women in IP” by Managing Intellectual Property, an internationally recognized source of news and analysis on intellectual property developments worldwide.

Kornfield is one of only three Michigan attorneys to be included in the Top 250. Attorneys were chosen based on exhaustive research including thousands of interviews and surveys of IP attorneys at law firms across the United States from June 2012 through April 2013.

Kornfield, of Bodman’s Ann Arbor office, chairs the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and Pro Bono Committee. She assists clients in a range of intellectual property matters involving information system acquisitions, copyrights, trademarks, e-commerce, noncompete agreements and other post-employment restrictions, and protection against economic espionage. She handles both transactional and litigation matters and has been lead counsel in national intellectual property litigation.

Kornfield has served as an expert witness, mediator, and arbitrator in intellectual property disputes. She serves on an advisory committee to Stanford University on matters involving libraries and academic information resources. She has authored numerous articles and addressed various industry and professional groups on topics involving intellectual property law. She teaches “Advanced Intellectual Property Practice” at the University of Michigan Law School and the “Law of Advertising” at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business (MBA program).

Other publications that have recognized Kornfield as a leading IP practitioner include The Best Lawyers in America, Michigan Super Lawyers, and Dbusiness. The Best Lawyers in America recently named her the 2014 Ann Arbor "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation-IP. Michigan Super Lawyers has named her one of the Top 50 women attorneys in the state. She is the only lawyer in Michigan listed in The Best Lawyers in America under Technology Law.