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Wyatt J. Istvan-Mitchell

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  • Detroit

    t. +1.313.546.6153

    f. +1.248.603.9753

  • Midland

    t. +1.989.698.3753

    f. +1.989.486.6100


Wyatt Istvan-Mitchell’s practice centers on patent preparation, prosecution and opinion work in the chemical and mechanical arts. With a lifelong passion for innovation and technology, Wyatt counsels clients in developing and protecting sophisticated concepts in diverse marketplaces around the globe. His background in manufacturing, engineering and research and development, fuels his desire to craft compelling arguments for obtaining valuable patents for his clients. Wyatt treats each concept like it has the potential to change the world – because to him – it does.


  • Wayne State University Law School J.D. 2009
  • University of Michigan B.S. 2003 Chemical Engineering
  • Jackson Community College A.S. 2000


  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • Michigan


  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan in 2010

Bar Associations

  • American Bar Association
    Intellectual Property Law Section, Science & Technology Law Section, Young Lawyers Division
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Midland County Bar Association


  • Advises clients in the development and execution of their intellectual property strategy
  • Counsels clients regarding the management and maintenance of their patent portfolios
  • Prepares and prosecutes patent applications in the chemical and mechanical arts
  • Renders patentability opinions, non-infringement opinions, invalidity opinions and freedom to operate opinions for new products and product concepts
  • Conducts intellectual property due diligence in conjunction with mergers and acquisitions

Honors & Awards

  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit, Intellectual Property and Patent Law by 2020-21
  • Named as a Michigan Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2014-20


Professional Affiliations

  • Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association

Community Affiliations

  • Leadership Detroit
    Class XXX

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