Intellectual Property

To remain viable and competitive, businesses need to protect their intellectual property. Savvy organizations that need an experienced legal partner often turn to Dickinson Wright to protect and enforce their intellectual property rights.

The Dickinson Wright intellectual property team offers in-depth experience in all aspects of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, employment relationships and intellectual property litigation. Each of our patent lawyers has significant industry experience and technical degrees, and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

We also have significant experience in litigating IP-related issues in courts at all levels and before the U.S. Copyright Office and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Additionally, Dickinson Wright is one of the very few law firms in the country with its own “IP Academy” where practicing attorneys train law students to become intellectual property lawyers. 

Among the intellectual property practice’s areas of expertise are:

  • Patents, including: filing and prosecuting patent applications; infringement analysis; license negotiation; enforcement; defense and maintenance of worldwide patent rights; and patentability investigations and opinions. 
  • Trademarks, including: registration of trademarks and service marks; enforcement, defense and maintenance of trademarks; licensing, registrability investigations and opinions; unfair competitive practices; and false advertising claims.
  • Copyright law, including: registration; investigations to determine ownership and registration status; licensing; investigations of public domain books and films.
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