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Douglas A. "Doug"
Dozeman

  • Partner

Integrity is the foundation to my practice. I learned early on to live by my word and approach the law practically – clients, colleagues and opposing counsel know they can trust me entirely. Litigation offers me the opportunity to learn about new businesses and industries, their nuances, market niches and how they make what they make. It’s like alchemy to me. I’m both grateful and fascinated to share in what fuels our clients’ lives.

Vigorously protecting the interests of businesses and individuals involved in complex civil litigation, Doug Dozeman prosecutes and defends high-stakes cases concerning patent infringement, trade secret and idea misappropriation and a wide variety of business disputes. With a loyal base of regional to international manufacturing clients, Doug demonstrates particular strength in cases involving patents, but also cases for health care, software, auto supply and other companies. He is also well versed in commercial litigation mediation, having successfully completed dozens of cases.

  • Lead counsel in Wrench LLC against Taco Bell in an idea misappropriation case involving the Taco Bell Chihuahua advertising campaign. Obtained a $30 million jury verdict for Wrench.
  • Represented oil and gas owners in an inverse condemnation action against the State of Michigan resulting in a $36 million judgment for the landowners. The verdict was upheld on appeal, reported at 203 Mich App 674.
  • Represented developer in an inverse condemnation case resulting in a settlement allowing the developer to proceed with marina development.
  • Brought a series of patent infringement cases involving automated inspection equipment resulting in successfully licensing the client’s patents.
  • Represented a large industrial company in
  • Lead counsel in Wrench LLC against Taco Bell in an idea misappropriation case involving the Taco Bell Chihuahua advertising campaign. Obtained a $30 million jury verdict for Wrench.
  • Represented oil and gas owners in an inverse condemnation action against the State of Michigan resulting in a $36 million judgment for the landowners. The verdict was upheld on appeal, reported at 203 Mich App 674.
  • Represented developer in an inverse condemnation case resulting in a settlement allowing the developer to proceed with marina development.
  • Brought a series of patent infringement cases involving automated inspection equipment resulting in successfully licensing the client’s patents.
  • Represented a large industrial company in a trade secret misappropriation case, resulting in a seven figure settlement and an agreement by the competitor to exit the business.
  • Represented a series of condemned businesses in a downtown redevelopment project, resulting in settlements nearly double the original offers.
  • Represented a national manufacturer of plumbing products in bringing claim of false advertising and unfair competition against a competitor resulting in the competitor exiting the business.
  • Frequent lecturer on various topics, including idea misappropriation,trade secrets and negotiation techniques
  • Frequent lecturer on various topics, including idea misappropriation,trade secrets and negotiation techniques
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Douglas A. "Doug"
Dozeman

  • Partner
Grand Rapids

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Integrity is the foundation to my practice. I learned early on to live by my word and approach the law practically – clients, colleagues and opposing counsel know they can trust me entirely. Litigation offers me the opportunity to learn about new businesses and industries, their nuances, market niches and how they make what they make. It’s like alchemy to me. I’m both grateful and fascinated to share in what fuels our clients’ lives.

Vigorously protecting the interests of businesses and individuals involved in complex civil litigation, Doug Dozeman prosecutes and defends high-stakes cases concerning patent infringement, trade secret and idea misappropriation and a wide variety of business disputes. With a loyal base of regional to international manufacturing clients, Doug demonstrates particular strength in cases involving patents, but also cases for health care, software, auto supply and other companies. He is also well versed in commercial litigation mediation, having successfully completed dozens of cases.

  • Frequent lecturer on various topics, including idea misappropriation,trade secrets and negotiation techniques
  • Frequent lecturer on various topics, including idea misappropriation,trade secrets and negotiation techniques