IP - Patents in Michigan
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Experienced Partners that understand how to protect your assets.
Amburn Law is a boutique intellectual Property law firm, working with large corporations through to small entrepreneurs in the passionate process of protecting and defending a company’s most valuable assets – their intellectual capital.
The experienced and knowledgeable attorneys at Amburn Law excel at achieving the best possible outcome for the clients because they embrace conflict, always fight hard to win and employ superior skills in the courtroom.
The strength of the Amburn Law law firm comes from its extensive experience in trying cases. Not every case needs to go to trial. Indeed, it is often possible to accomplish great success before a trial becomes necessary. However, it is the experienced trial attorney who knows best what it takes to win through a well-developed and proven strategy during the litigation process.
We have handled cases on behalf of both Plaintiffs and Defendants. We have litigated cases extensively in many federal courts and state circuit courts, within the State of Michigan as well as nationally.Show more +
Dean has a passion for litigating complex intellectual property (IP) cases and protecting IP assets.
He has over twenty-five years’ experience as a litigator including over twenty years as a patent attorney focused on litigating IP disputes. He also prosecutes patent and trademark applications.
Dean was lead litigator in patent, trademark and trade secret cases in multiple jurisdictions including U.S. District Courts, the International Trade Commission, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the Federal Circuit, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, and state courts. He worked with and successfully defended Fortune 500 companies as well as smaller clients against allegations of wrongdoing. He also protects ideas and products with patents relating to a wide variety of technologies. He protects trademarks including registrations, oppositions, cancellations and domain name disputes. He prepares IP agreements including settlement and licensing agreements. He prepares legal opinions including freedom to practice and patent invalidity opinions.
Dean is a four time winner (most recently in 2021) of a “Lawyer of the Year” award for Patent Protection and Litigation in Michigan by The Best Lawyers in America®. He is a Super Lawyer® and has been repeatedly recognized as a Leading Lawyer by Lawyers.com® and as a Top Lawyer by dbusiness Magazine. In addition, he has repeatedly been identified as an IP Star by Managing IP Magazine. Dean has an AV (preeminent) rating by Martindale-Hubbell®.
Dean’s publication, IP Strategies for Business Managers, provides practical advice for protecting IP and avoiding infringement. He contributed to the national publication, Inside the Minds: Litigation Strategies for Intellectual Property Cases (2012, Thomson Reuters) on topics including patent eligibility of software and business methods, trade secret case strategies, and discovery of electronically stored information (ESI). Dean is a frequent speaker on IP topics including: IP Patent Camp at the MidMichigan Innovation Center (3 years running); IP Webinar for VetBizCentral; IP Talk at TechTown Detroit; IP Talk at DC3S; and IP Talk [Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about IP But Were Afraid to Ask] through Midland Tomorrow in cooperation with Northwood University during Entrepreneurship Week.
Dean is the inventor on four patents relating to an electronic securities trading system including U.S. Patent Nos. 8,788,398, 8,175,956, 7,552,085 and 7,356,499.
Dean brings an entrepreneurial spirit to his work and enjoys sharing in his clients’ successes. He is also committed to keeping open communication with his clients and is readily available to answer his client’s questions.Show more +