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Kristen Pursley Helps With Pitch Competition for Social Entrepreneurs

Kristen Pursley Helps With Pitch Competition for Social Entrepreneurs

The Dobrusin Law Firm’s Kristen Pursley reviewed submissions for the Empower Change MI pitch competition to support aspiring women entrepreneurs launching and growing social venture enterprises in the region. The Empower Change MI initiative is a collaboration between the Michigan Women’s Foundation and Ford Motor Company Fund. Social enterprises seeking startup or growth funding were …

Theresa Orr a Panel Moderator at Autolex: Autonomous Vehicle Legal Forum

Theresa Orr a Panel Moderator at Autolex: Autonomous Vehicle Legal Forum

The Dobrusin Law Firm’s Theresa Orr moderated the “Key Opportunities and Concerns for Legal Departments in an Evolving Industry” panel at the Autolex: Autonomous Vehicle Legal Forum, organized by Managing Intellectual Property and Benchmark Litigation in Detroit, Michigan on September 25, 2018.  At the forum, attendees and presenters discussed the increasing reality of autonomous vehicles on the automotive industry …

The Dobrusin Law Firm Played an Important Role at 5th Annual LO Palooza

The Dobrusin Law Firm Played an Important Role at 5th Annual LO Palooza

On September 15, The Dobrusin Law Firm served as the official sponsor of LO Palooza’s Green Room, which covered the costs associated with hosting the local artists backstage for this event. LO Palooza is an all-day music festival held at Wildwood Amphitheater, with food trucks, vendors, a petting zoo, face painting, a rock wall, a …

Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Wins Prestigious Kimberly M. Cahill Award

Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Wins Prestigious Kimberly M. Cahill Award

The Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) has won the Kimberly M. Cahill Bar Leadership Award for 2018. This award symbolizes excellence in promoting the ideals of professionalism and equal justice for all.  Accepting the award at the State Bar of Michigan Awards Banquet was the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Foundation‘s (WLAM Foundation) President …

Daniela Walters Helps Bring Fast, Family Fun to Downtown with Pontiac Phoenix Races

Daniela Walters Helps Bring Fast, Family Fun to Downtown with Pontiac Phoenix Races

Daniela Walters, a patent attorney at The Dobrusin Law Firm, and president of Main Street Pontiac, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works with the City of Pontiac government, Oakland County Economic Development, and the Pontiac Downtown Business Association, was a driving force behind the inaugural Pontiac Phoenix Races.  The event, open to Pontiac resident high …

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

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 …

Dobrusin Attorneys Named 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 

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 …

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

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

The Dobrusin Law Firm is pleased to announce that Eric Dobrusin, Dan 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 …

Kristen Pursley to Judge 2018 MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge

Kristen Pursley to Judge 2018 MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge

Managing shareholder Kristen Pursley has been named a judge in the 2018 North American MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC), a platform for recognizing and rewarding organizations that are promoting technology as a vehicle for positive change in a world where automation poses potential challenges for employment.  The brainchild of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, the IIC was launched two years …

Dobrusin Law Firm Joins Forces with Art&Soul Dreams

Dobrusin Law Firm Joins Forces with Art&Soul Dreams

The Dobrusin Law Firm proudly supports Art&Soul Dreams, a nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness and inspiring adoption of foster children in Michigan. The organization’s mission is to change the culture and create a paradigm shift of how our society views foster children specifically, and the concept generally. To accomplish this, Art&Soul Dreams has created a traveling …

Supreme Court Decision Raises Questions About the Authority of USPTO Administrative Judges

Supreme Court Decision Raises Questions About the Authority of USPTO Administrative Judges

Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court addressed the authority of illegally appointed administrative judges, and though the decision did not speak to questionable appointments at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), there may be implications for individuals and organizations holding, prosecuting, and protecting patents. Lucia and the Appointments Clause In Lucia v. Securities Exchange Commission, …

THE DOBRUSIN LAW FIRM ANNOUNCES SHAREHOLDER AND SENIOR COUNSEL APPOINTMENTS

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,” …

Law firm recognized for efforts to improve downtown Pontiac

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, …

Aleksynas, Pursley Recently Honored

Dan Aleksynas was one of 30 attorneys named as an Up & Coming Lawyer 2017 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. For more information, click here 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!

Joseph L. Kallie joins the dobrusin law firm PC as associate

The Dobrusin Law Firm, PC, Michigan’s leading intellectual property law firm announced the appointment of Joseph L. Kallie to Associate. Mr. Kallie’s practice focuses on preparing and prosecuting patent applications in mechanical, electromechanical, and biomedical arts.

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