Eric M. Dobrusin

Eric M. Dobrusin

Founder and Shareholder
Location:
Pontiac, Michigan
Phone:
248-292-3988
Fax:
(248) 292-2910
Email:
ERIC M. DOBRUSIN gained admission to the State Bar of Michigan in 1988, and thereafter became registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a patent attorney. Eric has co-authored with Ronald Krasnow, "Intellectual Property Culture: Strategies to Foster Successful Patent and Trade Secret Practices in Everyday Business" (1st ed. 2008 and 2nd ed. 2012) LexisNexis. Additionally, Eric has co-authored, with Professor Katherine White, "Intellectual Property Litigation - Pretrial Practice", (2nd ed. 1999 and 3rd ed. 2008) Aspen Publisher. He also authored the first edition, which published in 1996.

As a founder and shareholder of Dobrusin Law Firm PC, with more than twenty-five years of experience, Eric concentrates his practice in patent counseling and strategic patent prosecution, with particular emphasis in the fields of materials science (including plastics, ceramics, metals and electronic materials), biomedical technologies, and automotive technologies. Eric has been active through the years in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) for intellectual property disputes. He previously served as Executive Director of the National Patent Board, an ADR organization having Rules that he helped to draft. He also has been appointed and served in United States District Court patent litigation as a Special Master, and as an independent neutral for multiple alternative dispute resolution proceedings. He is on the list of Mediators for the World Intellectual Property Organization.

Mr. Dobrusin was honored in 2013 by the Michigan Lawyers WeeklyTM , as among its "Leaders in the Law,"Mr. Dobrusin also has been honored by Best Lawyers® as 2014 Lawyer of the Year for patent law in Detroit.

 

 

Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1988
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Education

  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D. cum laude - 1988
  • University of Michigan, College of Engineering
    • B.S.E. cum laude - 1985
    • Major: Materials and Metallurgical Engineering

Published Works

  • Co-authored with Ronald Krasnow, “Intellectual Property Culture: Strategies to Foster Successful Patent and Trade Secret Practices in Everyday Business” (1st ed. 2008 and 2nd ed. 2012)
  • Co-authored, with Professor Katherine White, “Intellectual Property Litigation – Pretrial Practice”, (2nd ed. 1999 and 3rd ed. 2008) Aspen Publisher
  • Co-authored with Ronald Krasnow, Daniel Aleksynas, and Kristen Pursley, Intellectual Property Culture: Strategy and Compliance

Honors and Awards

  • IP Stars, 2015-2017
  • Michigan SuperLawyers®, 2006-2017
  • The Best Lawyers® in America, 2011-2016
  • Lawyer of the Year – Patent Law Detroit, 2014
  • Lawyer of the Year – Patent Law, Troy, 2016
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly™ – Leader in the Law Honoree, 2013
  • Dbusiness Top Lawyers, 2011-2016
  • Crain’s Detroit Business, “40 Under 40”, 1999
  • National Super Lawyers Business Edition, 2011
  • IP Hero Award, November, 2012
  • Leading Lawyers℠, 2015-2017
  • The Lawyers of Distinction, 2016
  • Michigan Top Lawyers, 2015-2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Patent Board, Executive Director
  • United States District Court patent litigation, Special Master

Pro Bono Activities

  • World Intellectual Property Organization, Mediator