The Dobrusin Law Firm - Intellectual Property

Strategic Intellectual Property Law

Month: November 2020

The Dobrusin Law Firm Welcomes Associate Attorney Chelsea Everson

We are proud to announce Chelsea Everson has joined the firm as an associate. Her deep knowledge of biological and chemical arts is particularly useful in drafting patents.

Chelsea received dual undergraduate degrees in psychology and biological sciences from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. In addition to her studies, she worked in the Natural Sciences Department, assisting with advanced virology, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, and biochemistry teaching and research laboratories. These opportunities provided Chelsea with additional expertise in genome engineering, molecular cloning, and cell culture.

Later, Chelsea earned a Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law School, where she again supplemented her classroom learning with extracurricular activities. She participated in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Experience Extern Program and Patent Training Academy, gaining valuable experience in the agency’s review and decision-making processes. Chelsea was then paired with a patent examiner in the USPTO’s Technology Center 1600, a unit that oversees various biotech, chemical, and pharmaceutical technologies. Her USPTO work also included presenting to small business owners, inventors, and entrepreneurs at informational events.

Chelsea clerked for the Dobrusin Law Firm while in law school, and we are thrilled to welcome her back as a member of the bar.

DBusiness Names Four Dobrusin Attorneys to 2021 Edition of “Top Lawyers”

We are pleased to announce DBusiness Magazine has included four Dobrusin Law Firm attorneys in its 2021 edition of “Top Lawyers” in Metro Detroit.

Founding partner Eric Dobrusin makes his 13th consecutive appearance on the elite list of attorneys, managing partner Kristen Pursley appears a third time, and shareholder Katherine Pacynski makes her debut in 2021. DBusiness spotlighted all three in the Intellectual Property & Patent Law category. 

Also new to the “Top Lawyers” for 2021 is shareholder Rebecca Wilson, who was named in the Copyright Law category

DBusiness conducts an extensive peer review process each year, surveying thousands of attorneys across 50 legal specialties in Southeastern Michigan. The attorneys who receive Top Lawyers recognition are among the most accomplished and most revered attorneys in the region.

Please join us in congratulating Eric, Kristen, Katie, Becky, and all of the “Top Lawyers” honorees!

Michigan Lawyers Weekly List Honors Daniela Walters Among the “Up & Coming Lawyers” for 2020

We are delighted to announce shareholder Daniela Walters has been named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s 2020 class of “Up & Coming Lawyers.” According to the publisher, the annual program salutes lawyers in their first ten years in practice who have established names for themselves by displaying the ambition, drive, and accomplishments that set them apart among their peers. Daniela and the other honorees will be formally recognized at a virtual ceremony in December.

Since joining the Dobrusin Law Firm in 2014, Daniela has successfully and capably represented clients in various patent and other intellectual property matters. Before that, she worked for more than a decade in the automotive industry. Her devotion to her work is evident in her daily interactions, allowing her to blaze a trail for her legal career.

Daniela is also a community leader and the face of many of our firm’s community outreach activities. She has promoted women and minorities in STEAM and has held numerous leadership positions in Metro Detroit business organizations. In 2019, she was included in the Oakland County Executive’s “Elite 40 Under 40” and received Main Street Oakland County’s Community Influencer Award. In August 2020, Best Lawyers® spotlighted her as “One to Watch” in intellectual property law.

Congratulations, Daniela, on this tremendous honor!

The Dobrusin Law Firm Named a 2021 “Best Law Firm” for Patent Law

Today, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® released their 2021 edition of the “Best Law Firms” in the country, recognizing the Dobrusin Law Firm at the top of the list for patent law!

The Dobrusin Law Firm earned a Metropolitan Tier 1 ranking – the highest honor in the region – for our representation of clients in patent matters. The firm also handles trademark, copyright, and intellectual property strategy issues

Each year, the publishers determine their rankings after thorough client and lawyer submissions, peer reviews from leading attorneys in various practice areas, and additional information provided by the law firms directly.

The Best Law Firm designation is the second honor for us from Best Lawyers this year. In August, founding shareholder Eric Dobrusin and managing shareholder Kristen Pursley were named to the 2021 list of the Best Lawyers in America©for intellectual property law. Shareholders Katherine PacynskiPaul Palinski, and Daniela Walters were named to the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in IP law.

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