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Bryan J. Schomer


Bryan J Schomer, a Member in Dickinson Wright’s Troy office, focuses his practice on patent and trademark prosecution and intellectual property law. Bryan routinely prepares intellectual property opinions, including patentability, non-infringement, and validity/invalidity opinions. He has experience with patent and trademark application preparation and prosecution before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and worldwide. Bryan also has extensive U.S. and international patent post-grant experience, having represented clients in Inter Partes Review and ExParte Reexamination Proceedings at the USPTO, and supported European Opposition Proceedings. Bryan was recognized by Michigan Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” in intellectual property law in 2017, 2018, and 2021.

Education & Credentials


The Pennsylvania State University

B.S., Chemistry, 1998

Wayne State University

M.B.A., 2001

Wayne State University School of Law

J.D., 2010
  • cum laude
  • Gold Key Recipient for academic achievement
  • Silver Key Recipient for academic achievement
  • Bronze Key Recipient for academic achievement
  • Honors in Legal Research and Writing

Bar Admission

  • Michigan


  • Michigan Super Lawyers®
    • "Rising Star," Intellectual Property Law, 2017-2018, 2021

Representative Clients

  • A major consumer packaged goods company
  • Allure Energy Inc.
  • First Sense Medical
  • Beijing West Industries
  • Magna International, Inc.
  • Lacks Industries, Inc.

Prominent Assignments

Patent application preparation and prosecution worldwide, including significant experience in the following technologies:

  • Food processing and related equipment
  • Food compositions
  • Food packaging and related equipment
  • Automotive systems and equipment, including brake systems, magnetorheological (MR) dampers, and heat exchangers
  • Medical devices (e.g., breast cancer detection systems and related methods)
  • Home energy management systems
  • Proximity-managed energy control systems and related methods
  • Fluid quick connectors
  • Material coating technology and processes

Extensive U.S. and international post-grant experience, having represented clients in eight Inter Partes review proceedings and supported European Opposition Proceedings 

Secured multiple U.S. patents in less than one (1) year for both a start-up company and solo inventors using the Accelerated Examination and Prioritized Examination procedures available at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Utilized the Pre-Appeal Brief Conference Program available at the USPTO to secure multiple U.S. patents without the need to pursue the U.S. Patent Appeals process

Routinely prepare intellectual property opinions, including patentability opinions, non-infringement opinions, and validity/invalidity opinions

Prepare Trademark opinions and applications

Patent licensing agreement support

Patent litigation support, including the development of the technical aspects of litigation, such as developing claim construction, invalidity and non-infringement positions

Professional Involvement

  • Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

Prior Professional Experience

Prior to practicing law, Mr. Schomer worked in the automotive industry and gained significant professional experience with both General Motors and E.I. du Pont de Nemours (DuPont) companies in the field of automotive paint coatings and paint process engineering.

As a paint process engineer for General Motors, Mr. Schomer was responsible for the pre-treatment/phosphate, electro-coat, primer, basecoat, clearcoat, and mix room paint systems. This responsibility included experience with rotary atomized, air atomized, and robotic application paint systems.

As a product chemist for DuPont, Mr. Schomer was responsible for the formulation and product support of solvent-borne, water-borne, and powder coatings for use in various U.S. assembly plants.

Completed the one-year Paint Development Training Program sponsored by General Motors

  • General Motors, Paint and Polymers Center - Paint Liaison Engineer
  • E.I. du Pont de Nemours (DuPont) Automotive Systems - Product Chemist
  • General Motors, Orion Assembly - Paint Process Engineer
  • General Motors, Paint Engineering - Material Development Engineer    


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