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   3Michael P. BrennanTroy(248) 641-1600mpbrennan@hdp.commpbrennan@hdp.comHarness Dickey & Pierce PLCwww.hdp.comwww.hdp.combrennanmichaelp.jpgCopyright & Trademark LawIntellectual Property LawPatent LawTrade Secrets/Unfair Competition LawPatentsTrademarks and Service MarksEnergy Production and Delivery
Michael P.
Harness Dickey & Pierce PLC
5445 Corporate Dr Ste 200
Troy MI 48098
Ph.(248) 641-1600 Fx.(248) 641-0270
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Copyright & Trademark Law    Patents
Intellectual Property Law    Trademarks and Service Marks
Patent Law     Energy Production and Delivery
Trade Secrets/Unfair Competition Law
Advisory Board Member
County:  Oakland
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  Mike joined Harness Dickey in 1984 after working in the Office of the General Counsel for The Procter & Gamble Company. He became a partner in 1987 and has been a managing principal at the firm for over 17 years. After 12 years in the litigation group, Mike shifted his emphasis to strategic counseling, agreements and risk management involving technology, trademarks, service marks and e-commerce, as well as the purchase and sale of intellectual property and intellectual property rights.

Bar Admissions:  
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
Michigan Supreme Court
Ohio Supreme Court
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Law School:  University of Detroit, J.D., 1981

Law School Honors/Involvement:  Magna cum laude

Undergraduate School:  Aquinas College, 1976
  B.S., biology, cum laude
  B.S., chemistry, cum laude

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
American Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Michigan Bar Association
Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association
Intellectual Property Law Institute

Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
  • Best Lawyers, Patent Law, 2016-2019
  • Leading Lawyers, recognized in Copyright & Trademark, Intellectual Property and Patents, 2014-present
  • Managing Intellectual Property, “IP Stars,” 2013-2018
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property, 2008, 2011-2018

Published Legal Writing:  
Contributing author, Intellectual Property Litigation Pretrial Practice Guide, (John Wiley & Sons), Fall 1996 (ISBN: 0-471–12622-5), now it its Second Edition

Legal Lectures:  
Mike lectures on many topics, including substantive and procedural patent and trademark law, discovery in intellectual property litigation, taking and defending expert depositions and AIA.

Firm Description:  
Harness Dickey has obtained more than 65,000 patents for its clients since its founding in 1921 and currently manages more than 18,000 trademarks for clients around the globe. Presently ranked sixth among the nation’s top patent firms as reported by Law360, Harness Dickey safeguards critical IP assets on a global scale for Fortune 500 companies, private and public businesses, universities, inventors, artists and entrepreneurs. Harness Dickey has offices in the metropolitan areas of Dallas, Detroit, St. Louis and Washington, D.C. Visit and follow @harnessdickey for more information.

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