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Joseph J. Pytel

Member and Software Group Chair

Joe Pytel is a Member in Dickinson Wright's Troy office. Joe concentrates his practice on providing strategic counseling on intellectual property matters and preparing and prosecuting patent applications. He has significant experience in the electrical,  computer hardware, and software, and mechanical arts, including artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicle control, decentralized computing, and mobile computing. In addition to patent preparation and prosecution, Joe has experience in providing patentability and infringement opinions.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Joe supported a major automotive company while at Electronic Data Systems and Hewlett Packard holding roles including project software engineer, engineering project manager, and global ITIL process owner for Change and Release Management.

Education & Credentials


Kettering University

B.S., Computer Engineering , 2001

Kettering University

M.S., Operations Management , 2002

Kettering University

M.S., Manufacturing Management , 2003

Thomas M. Cooley Law School

J.D., 2012
  • magna cum laude 

Bar Admission

  • Michigan


  •  Michigan Super Lawyers® 
    • "Rising Star," Intellectual Property, 2018, 2020-2023

Prominent Assignments

  • Retained by an Artificial Intelligence innovator to provide Intellectual Property counsel and assist with filing patent applications on their behalf for their AI products.

Professional Involvement

  • Admitted to the USPTO
  • Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association; currently serving as Secretary.
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association; member
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