Eric M. Dobrusin

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J.D., cum laude, Wayne State University Law School

B.S.E., Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, cum laude, University of Michigan College of Engineering


Michigan SuperLawyers® 2006-2014

The Best Lawyers® in America 2011-2015

Lawyer of the Year – Patent Law Detroit 2014

Michigan Lawyers Weekly™  – Leader in the Law Honoree 2013  

Dbusiness Top Lawyers 2011-2014

Crain’s Detroit Business, “40 Under 40”, 1999

National Super Lawyers Business Edition, 2011

IP Hero Award, November 2012

Leading Lawyers 

Lawyers of Distinction 2017


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 Weekly™ , 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.