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Patent Counseling, Prosecution and Portfolio Management

Intro

The patent practitioners in Warner Norcross + Judd's Intellectual Property group have the legal expertise, technical background and business acumen that companies need to develop, license, protect and fully utilize their innovations on a global scale. The patent team has deep bench strength with 15 full-time registered patent attorneys and patent agents. All of our patent practitioners have technical undergraduate degrees, and some additionally have postgraduate technical degrees. Many of them have prior work experience as engineers and specialists within their respective fields. Consequently, our patent team understands and appreciates the technical considerations and practicalities of patent issues.
 
At Warner, we make it our business to understand your technology: how it works, how to protect it, how to maximize its value and how to achieve your strategic objectives.
 
Technical Strengths
 
Our patent team is experienced in an array of fields and technologies, including:


Chemical

  • Adhesives and sealants
  • Agroscience
  • Alternative energy sources (e.g. photovoltaic cell modules, alternative fuels, etc.)
  • Bioscience
  • Chemical engineering
  • Chemical processes and compositions
  • Chemistry (organic and inorganic)
  • Coatings
  • Deposition (physical and chemical)
  • Lubricating compositions and additives
  • Materials science
  • Polymers, resins, gels, elastomers and foams
  • Semiconducting materials
  • Small molecules and precursors
  • Thin films
 

Wyatt J. Istvan-Mitchell
Southfield-248.784.5153
Midland-989.698.3753

Randall J. Peck
Southfield-248.784.5045
Midland-989.698.3745
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Ian M. Harrier
248.284.5059
Southfield

Nicholas R. Ballor, Ph.D.
248.784.5043
Southfield


Electrical

  • Avionic systems
  • Control systems, including for manufacturing and material handling
  • Cyber security
  • Gesture recognition
  • Haptic feedback
  • Hearing aids
  • Inductive charging
  • Internet routing
  • Semiconductor equipment controls
  • Shielding
  • Software
 

Charles E. Burpee
616.752.2141
Grand Rapids

William P. Dani
616.752.2197
Grand Rapids

Catherine S. Collins
616.752.2473
Grand Rapids

Nathan J. DeVries
616.752.2476
Grand Rapids

Vito A. Ciaravino
Southfield-248.784.5189
Grand Rapids-616.752.2709

Matthew L. Goska
616.752.2486
Grand Rapids

Dustin H. Shunta
616.752.2194
Grand Rapids


Mechanical and Structural

  • Air treatment
  • Automotive parts and supply
  • Autonomous vehicle technology
  • Energy recovery/energy generation, including green and clean technologies
  • Footwear
  • Hunting equipment
  • Injection molding
  • Manufacturing equipment and processes
  • Medical devices
  • Nuclear
  • Office furniture
  • Packaging
  • Semiconductor equipment
  • Sports equipment
  • Water treatment
 

Gregory P. Bondarenko
616.752.2420
Grand Rapids

Charles E. Burpee
616.752.2141
Grand Rapids

Vito A. Ciaravino
Southfield-248.784.5189
Grand Rapids-616.752.2709

Catherine S. Collins
616.752.2473
Grand Rapids

William P. Dani
616.752.2197
Grand Rapids

Nathan J. DeVries
616.752.2476
Grand Rapids

Matthew L. Goska
616.752.2486
Grand Rapids

Chad E. Kleinheksel
616.752.2313
Grand Rapids

Dustin H. Shunta
616.752.2194
Grand Rapids

Rebecca A. Becker
616.752.2260
Grand Rapids


Strategy Development

We partner closely with clients to develop an appropriate corporate-wide IP strategy for their business by understanding their business model and building an IP strategy that will help their business succeed. With some clients, the business model is not working and we can reinvigorate the business by helping them to transition to an IP-centered business model.
 

Preparation and Prosecution

Our patent practitioners strategically and creatively prepare and prosecute patent applications in the United States and throughout the world. We draft patent applications with an eye toward various requirements and strategies in the United States and abroad to maximize international rights and efficiencies associated with pursuing global protection. We prosecute patent applications via extensive interaction with the patent examiners in the respective patent offices and throughout the world.

Professionals

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Nicholas Ballor
+1.248.784.5043
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Rebecca Becker
+1.616.752.2260
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Gregory Bondarenko
+1.616.752.2420
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Charles Burpee
+1.616.752.2141
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Vito Ciaravino
+1.248.784.5179
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Catherine Collins
+1.616.752.2473
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Christy Cyrlin
+1.248.784.5145
Photo of William Dani
William Dani
+1.616.752.2197
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Julie Dawes
+1.616.752.2471
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Nathan DeVries
+1.616.752.2476
Photo of Matthew Goska
Matthew Goska
+1.616.752.2486
Photo of Ian Harrier
Ian Harrier
+1.248.784.5059
Photo of Chad Kleinheksel
Chad Kleinheksel
+1.616.752.2313
Photo of Kimberly Niebling
Kimberly Niebling
+1.616.752.2275
Photo of Randall Peck
Randall Peck
+1.248.784.5045
Photo of Darlene Santiago
Darlene Santiago
+1.616.752.2285
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Dustin Shunta
+1.616.752.2194

Case Studies

Testimonials

Events

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February 02, 2017

The Automotive Supplier’s Guide to 2017: Legal Trends and Insight for the New Year

Michigan State University Management Education Center

The law firm of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP and the Original Equipment Suppliers Association will host an especially timely breakfast briefing for automotive supplier executives on Thursday, F...

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