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The Dobrusin Law Firm Proudly Supports Double Dog Dare Challenge Benefitting Leader Dogs for the Blind

The Dobrusin Law Firm proudly supported the “Double Dog Dare” challenge benefitting Leader Dogs for the Blind on September 22, 2018. 

The Double Dog Dare sent participants over the edge of the Oakland Towne Center in downtown Pontiac, Michigan, safely rappelling 15 stories down the side of the building. Not only was it a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but also raised money for Leader Dog and its ongoing mission to provide programs and services at no cost to clients.  

According to founder and shareholder Eric Dobrusin, who also volunteers at Leader Dog in his spare time, “Sponsoring this event and our involvement with Leader Dog meant a great deal to the firm. We are pleased to play a role in giving people who are blind or low vision the opportunity to experience the freedom, safety, and companionship of partnership with a dog.”  

Leader Dogs for the Blind is a guide dog training school located in Rochester Hills, Michigan. It was founded in 1939 by Lions Club members Charles Nutting, Don Schuur, and S.A. Dodge as the second guide dog school in the United States. Since then, Leader Dog has paired over 14,000 dogs with the visually impaired worldwide, making it one of the largest organizations of its kind. 

Dobrusin Attorneys Named 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 

The Dobrusin Law Firm, PC, Michigan’s leading intellectual property law firm, is pleased to announce that Eric Dobrusin has been included on the 2018 list of Michigan Super Lawyers and Daniel Aleksynas, Paul Palinski, Kristen Pursley, and Daniela Walters have been named to the list of Rising Stars for 2018. This is a repeat honor for all five attorneys.  

  • 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.  
  • Daniel represents a broad range of clients from startup companies that are beginning to develop their intellectual property to companies that have well-established portfolios. 
  • Paul concentrates his practice in patent counseling and strategic patent prosecution, with particular emphasis in the mechanical, electromechanical, and biomedical technologies.  
  • Kristen represents clients who are tier-one suppliers for the automotive industry, medical diagnostic and device manufacturers, and consumer product and packaging producers. 
  • Daniela is a patent attorney, who prior to practicing law and joining the Firm, was an engineer in the automotive industry. 

Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Rising Stars are the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state – those who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing law for 10 years or less. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named Super Lawyers, while only two and a half percent are named Rising Stars.  

Selections for this list are made by the research team at Super Lawyers, an affiliate of Thomson Reuters. The multi-phase selection process includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by the attorney-led research staff, and a peer review.  

Dobrusin Law Firm Attorneys Named to 2019 Best Lawyers in America©

The Dobrusin Law Firm is pleased to announce that Eric DobrusinDan Aleksynas, and Kristen Pursley have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. 

Mr. Dobrusin, a founder and shareholder of the firm, has more than twenty-five years of experience in intellectual property law. He focuses his practice in patent counseling and strategic patent prosecution, with particular emphasis in the fields of materials science, biomedical technologies, and automotive technologies. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers each year since 2007. 

Mr. Aleksynas, also a shareholder, prosecutes domestic patent applications before the U.S. Patent & Trademark as well as applications filed internationally, with an emphasis on automotive technologies and medical devices. He initially appeared in the Best Lawyers 2017 edition. 

Ms. Pursley is the firm’s managing shareholder and represents tier-one automotive suppliers, medical diagnostic and device manufacturers, and consumer product and packaging producers in intellectual property matters. She has been included on the Best Lawyers list annually since 2016. 

The three attorneys are also the co-authors (along with Ronald Krasnow) of Intellectual Property Culture: Strategy & Compliance, published Lexis-Nexis/Matthew Bender.  

Congratulations Eric, Dan, and Kristen! 

THE DOBRUSIN LAW FIRM ANNOUNCES SHAREHOLDER AND SENIOR COUNSEL APPOINTMENTS

Pontiac, MI – The Dobrusin Law Firm, PC, Michigan’s leading intellectual property law firm announced the appointment of Katherine M. Pacynski and Paul J. Palinski to firm shareholders.  Dr. Terry Finerman has also been promoted to Senior Counsel.

“We are thrilled that Katie, Paul and Terry have stepped into these important roles on our team,” said Kristen L. Pursley, shareholder, The Dobrusin Law Firm.  “Their dedication to our clients and invaluable expertise have been an important factor in the growth of our firm.”

The attorneys of The Dobrusin Law Firm, PC, provide strategic counsel in intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition.  The Dobrusin Law Firm is a boutique intellectual property law firm, and works with Fortune 500, mid-size manufacturing firms, and start-up technology companies, which seek to accelerate business value through technology. The firm is located in a historic building in downtown Pontiac, Michigan

About Katherine Pacynski
Ms. Pacynski’s law practice focuses on preparing and prosecuting patent applications, filed in the U.S. and internationally, for a variety of technologies, with a number of clients involved in the chemical arts and the automotive industry.  Ms. Pacynski is the Recording Secretary of the Women’s Bar Association, a member of the Michigan Intellectual Property Inn of Court, and a member of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan. She is a resident of Farmington Hills, Michigan.

About Paul Palinski
Mr. Palinksi concentrates his practice in patent counseling and strategic patent prosecution, with particular emphasis in the mechanical, electromechanical, and biomedical technologies. He represents a broad list of clients ranging from multi-national companies to individual inventors. Mr. Palinski is a resident of Grosse Pointe, Michigan.

About Mr. Finerman
Dr. Finerman joined The Dobrusin Law Firm in 2006 as a Staff Scientist. As a Registered Patent Attorney, he is currently preparing and processing patent applications, primarily in materials science, polymers science, chemistry and related fields, as well as assisting in other intellectual property research matters. Mr. Finerman is a resident of Rochester, Michigan.

Source: http://members.automationalley.com/news/details/the-dobrusin-law-firm-announces-shareholder-and-senior-counsel-appointments-02-20-2018

Law firm recognized for efforts to improve downtown Pontiac

Practicing intellectual property law for more than 13 years in Pontiac, The Dobrusin Law Firm recently was recognized for its commitment to improving the city’s downtown community.

The City of Pontiac, Downtown Pontiac Business Association, and Main Street Pontiac recently presented The Dobrusin Law Firm with their Partner Award at the Pontiac Community Awards dinner, honoring its dedication to improving the downtown community. The Partner Award honors those companies in or around Pontiac that leverage their time and resources to improve the community. The Dobrusin Law Firm was selected for the Partner Award not only for continuously and reliably sponsoring a number of events over the years, but also for supporting active involvement of their employees in a myriad of organizations within the community.

“As our firm is one the ‘pioneers’ which has made Pontiac our home for many years, we are very proud to receive this meaningful award,” said founding shareholder Eric Dobrusin. “I am extremely proud of our team for receiving this award and for their many community efforts and achievements.”

An example of their involvement includes the recent election of attorney Daniela Walters, to president of Main Street Pontiac, a soon-to-be granted 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that works with the City of Pontiac government, Oakland County Economic Development, and the Pontiac Downtown Business Association.

Additionally, Eric Dobrusin, was honored by the Greater Pontiac Community Coalition with its Community Courage Award for his work to positively impact the city, including with the Oakland University / Pontiac Initiative Early Childhood Group. Presented at its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. luncheon, the award was presented to Dobrusin by a coalition of Oakland County individuals, community groups, businesses, politicians and clergy who have come together to strengthen the Pontiac community.

The Dobrusin Law Firm is a boutique intellectual property law firm, and works with Fortune 500, mid-size manufacturing firms, and start-up technology companies, which seek to accelerate business value through technology.

Source: LegalNews.com: http://legalnews.com/detroit/1455005/

 

Aleksynas, Pursley Recently Honored

  1. Dan Aleksynas was one of 30 attorneys named as an Up & Coming Lawyer 2017 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. For more information, click here
  2. Kristen Pursley was recognized in Crain’s Detroit Business as part of the Notable Women Lawyers in Michigan 2017. For more information, click here

Dobrusin Law Firm sponsors day of-service for humble design

The Dobrusin Law Firm was proud to sponsor a Day of Service with Humble Design on October 20, 2017. Dobrusin employees teamed up with members of the Women’s Bar Association to clean, furnish, and decorate a home for a family. It was a great day for a very worthy cause!

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