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“Dickinson Wright is a great firm that is effective, efficient, and top-notch. I think they differentiate themselves very well from other patent prosecution firms.” A Client

As an industry player in today’s high-tech, high-speed world, you work hard each day to design, create, and improve. The last thing you need to worry about is the security of your innovations. At Dickinson Wright, we believe that effective legal advocacy requires not only comprehensive knowledge of the law, but also a thorough understanding of our clients’ businesses, industries, and technologies. Our patent lawyers are sophisticated, versatile, and accessible, providing practical advice while vigorously advocating to achieve our clients’ objectives.

With a wide geographic reach spanning offices across North America, including Washington D.C., Michigan, the Silicon Valley, Texas, Florida, and Toronto, Canada, our cross-border patent team protects and manages clients’ intellectual property rights, while providing strategic portfolio management advice and litigating disputes for some of the largest companies in the world.

Our Services

From preparing, filing, and prosecuting patent applications in the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), in the European Patent Office (EPO), Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) and elsewhere around the world, to negotiating and drafting patent and technology licensing agreements, to establishing pre-litigation strategies and risk avoidance techniques, we represent our clients through final resolution of each matter. We serve a variety of industries, including:

  •  Chemical
  •  Materials Sciences
  • Computer Networking

  •  Electronics
  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Semiconductors

  •  Software
  • Telecommunications

Automotive: Leveraging our strong presence in the automotive industry from Detroit to Ontario and the South, as well as our experience in the software and information technology industries, our patent attorneys deliver superior legal representation to clients in the automotive industry. We 

counsel clients on changes in risk allocations occurring between traditional automotive and new technology companies, and we assist clients in protecting connected-vehicle technology, such as electronics, communications, and computer engineering.

Entertainment, Sports, and Media: Our patent team regularly files patents for a broad range of entertainment organizations, including major music labels and publishers, television networks, film, and video companies, special effects companies, entertainment facilities, theatre production companies, merchandising and licensing companies and internet-based broadcasters as well as singers, songwriters, recording artists. In the sports world, our team has represented sports management firms, player agents, on-air media personalities, sports teams and leagues, sporting facilities, training academies, sports insurers, equipment manufacturers and sports publications.

Gaming: Our IP lawyers have the knowledge, technical backgrounds, and proficiency to both understand the technologies of our gaming clients and to implement the most appropriate legal strategies to protect their interests and investments. With our help, your company will remain at the forefront of the technological innovations shaping today’s gaming practices.

Medical Devices: We provide counsel for medical device developers, manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, and technology companies newly entering the medical device market. Our patent litigation attorneys formulate and prosecute patent applications, including reexamination, reissue, and interference cases for medical device clients. Through the progress and commercialization of technology, we help clients effectively manage their rights, avoid infringement of third-party rights, and enforce patent rights against others.

Representative Case Matters 

–Prepared and prosecuted patent applications, performed due diligence work, and managed patent portfolios in the computer software, computer network, wireless communications, consumer products, and electronics, lighting, medical device, surgical instruments and methods, business methods, biotechnology, and gaming device fields for a variety of clients including startup companies, Fortune 500 companies, and universities.

–Handled patent application preparation and prosecution, including original filings, responses, appeals, oppositions, reexaminations, and reissue applications for a variety of clients ranging from Fortune 500 Companies to individuals. 

–Patent counsel to several small and medium-size companies and individuals, as well as foreign patent firms, handling their U.S. patent filings and coordinating with an extensive network of firms to secure patents abroad.

–Lead outside patent counsel to a large global supplier of automotive, light commercial heavy-duty truck, agricultural, marine, rail, and industrial markets for over 20 years.

–Technical lead for major Japanese consumer electronics company in patent licensing negotiations involving semiconductor fabrication and integrated circuit technology.

–Assisted clients in closely aligning their patent portfolios with their key business interests and markets to maximize the effectiveness of their patents in order to carve out, protect, and grow their market share. 

–Strategic client counseling and support in several patent litigation matters involving enforcement and defense of claims of patent and trademark infringement.

–Represented clients in patent reexamination proceedings, both offensive and defensive, with success.
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