Intellectual Property Attorney John C. Nishi Joins Ann Arbor Office

Dickinson Wright Again Expands Intellectual Property Team

June 2006
Ann Arbor Office Grows to 18 Attorneys ANN ARBOR, Mich. (June 8, 2006) – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce the addition of John C. Nishi to its Intellectual Property team. Mr. Nishi has joined the Firm as a Member and is the fourth Intellectual Property attorney located in the Firm's Ann Arbor offices at 301 E. Liberty. In the last four months, Dickinson Wright has expanded its Intellectual Property practice by 13 attorneys. With 30 attorneys principally practicing in IP-related areas, Dickinson Wright is now one of the largest full-service providers of intellectual property and patent services in the state. "We're very excited about our expanding Intellectual Property team", said James A. Samborn, Chief Executive Officer of Dickinson Wright. "John really complements our Ann Arbor-based IP team with his depth of experience in trademarks." John C. Nishi concentrates his practice in domestic and foreign trademark prosecution and portfolio management; advertising, unfair competition, consumer protection, copyright, and Internet law counseling and litigation; licensing of trademarks, copyrights, and publicity rights; and intellectual property aspects of transactions. Mr. Nishi received his B.A. in Philosophy from Yale University, a Master of Music degree from the University of Southern California and his J.D. from the University of Chicago. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the International Trademark Association (INTA) where he currently serves on the Emerging Issues Committee and as chair of that committee’s Fair Use and Other Boundaries Subcommittee. Mr. Nishi previously served on the INTA Special Committee for the Internet and as a member of the Editorial Board of the Trademark Reporter. The addition of Mr. Nishi, together with the other Intellectual Property attorneys practicing in Ann Arbor and the Firm's other offices, is reflective of the Firm's strategic focus on adding specialization in areas that are of increasing importance to our clients and to the ever-changing global economy. Dickinson Wright now has 30 attorneys principally practicing in the areas of patent, trademark, copyright, technology licensing, IP litigation, Internet law and information technology, including a Member with a Ph.D. in pharmacology and a patent agent with a Ph.D. in biochemistry. Nine of the Firm's intellectual property attorneys also have in-house legal experience, thus providing additional client perspective to the timely delivery of exceptional legal services in the areas of patent, trademark, copyright and licensing. Dickinson Wright offers the technical expertise of an IP boutique firm, together with business knowledge gained through its full service representation of its clients. The addition of these attorneys to the Firm's already deep intellectual property and corporate areas affords the Firm the chance to further its expertise in counseling clients in the proper management of intellectual property in the clients' business environments. About Dickinson Wright PLLC Dickinson Wright PLLC, founded in 1878, has more than 220 attorneys in offices located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, and Washington, D.C. Dickinson Wright is a full-service law firm with more than 40 practice areas. For more information, visit
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