Eric M. Dobrusin Appointed as Mediator for World Intellectual Property Organization


Pontiac, MI – Eric M. Dobrusin, founder and shareholder, The Dobrusin Law Firm, PC recently was honored with an invitation to join the list of Mediators of the Arbitration and Mediation Center for Geneva, Switzerland-based World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a specialized agency of the United Nations. As one of a relatively few trained United States Patent attorneys who are trained WIPO mediators, Dobrusin received specialized intellectual property mediation training at the WIPO Geneva headquarters, where previously he represented a client in a successful mediation with an overseas-based competitor.

As an accomplished patent attorney, Dobrusin counsels local, national and international clients, from startups to multiglomerates, in leveraging technology to increase business value. Dobrusin concentrates his practice in patent counseling and strategic patent prosecution, in a variety of technologies, including the areas of material science, biomedical technologies as well as manufacturing and automotive technologies. Previously, Dobrusin served as the Executive Director of the National Patent Board, a patent alternative dispute resolution organization. He has dedicated a large portion of his career to foster efficient resolution of patent infringement disputes, both domestically and globally. Dobrusin also has served on separate occasions as a Mediator and as a Special Master in federal court patent litigation.

Says Dobrusin, “I am proud of this accomplishment and to have the opportunity to access the tremendous dispute resolution resources and personnel of WIPO – with recent progressive advancements such as the WIPO Expert Determination Rules, WIPO appears poised to be the world leader in patent dispute resolution services.”

Dobrusin has co-authored Intellectual Property Culture: Strategies to Foster Successful Patent and Trade Secret Practices in Everyday Business (2008) and Intellectual Property Litigation – Pretrial Practice (2008). He has also been selected as one of The Best Lawyers® in America and as a top intellectual property attorney by Michigan Super Lawyers®.

Dobrusin graduated cum laude in 1985 from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) College of Engineering with a B. S. E. in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, and graduated cum laude in 1988 from Wayne State University Law School (Detroit, MI). Dobrusin gained admission to the State Bar of Michigan in 1988. Dobrusin serves on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Chapter of American Technion Society and will be serving on the Board of Directors of Michigan-based Common Ground.

The attorneys of The Dobrusin Law Firm, PC ( provide strategic counsel in intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, advertising and entertainment law. The Dobrusin Law Firm is a boutique intellectual property law firm, which often works with Fortune 500 or small innovative companies which seek to accelerate business value through technology. The firm is located in an historic building in downtown Pontiac, Michigan.

Created to encourage creativity and innovation, as well as promote the protection of intellectual property throughout the world, the World Intellectual Property Organization ( is dedicated to developing a balanced and accessible international intellectual property system.


Stephanie Freedman
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