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Dan Aleksynas Sworn in as Vice-Chair of State Bar of Michigan Intellectual Property Law Section

Dan Aleksynas Sworn in as Vice-Chair of State Bar of Michigan Intellectual Property Law Section

We are proud to announce that shareholder Dan Aleksynas is the new Vice-Chair of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan. Dan’s leadership in the IP Law Section underscores his commitment to continuously seeking insights and information that benefit his clients in the areas of patent, trademark, and copyright laws. We …

Dobrusin Law Firm Recognized as One of Detroit’s 100 Cool Places to Work

Dobrusin Law Firm Recognized as One of Detroit’s 100 Cool Places to Work

We are delighted to announce that Crain’s Detroit Business named the Dobrusin Law Firm one of the Detroit area’s 100 Cool Places to Work. The firm is honored to be recognized and is humbled to know that employee feedback played a heavy role in Dobrusin’s appearance on the list. A casual working environment, support of …

THREE DOBRUSIN LAW FIRM ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED IN THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA© 2020

THREE DOBRUSIN LAW FIRM ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED IN THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA© 2020

The Dobrusin Law Firm congratulates Eric Dobrusin, Daniel Aleksynas, and Kristen Pursley on their inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©. The honor reflects the exceptional legal representation they provide our clients every day. Eric Dobrusin, a founder and shareholder of the firm, has more than thirty years of experience in intellectual property law. He focuses …

Daniela Walters Receives Main Street Oakland County’s 2019 Community Influencer Award

Daniela Walters Receives Main Street Oakland County’s 2019 Community Influencer Award

A proud business in the heart of Pontiac, the Dobrusin Law Firm is delighted to recognize shareholder Daniela Walters who recently received the Community Influencer Award at Main Street Oakland County’s annual awards celebration. Daniela and 14 other businesses and individuals received accolades for their efforts to preserve and energize their business and civic communities. …

Dobrusin Law Firm Is Gearing Up for the 2019 Phoenix Derby Races!

Dobrusin Law Firm Is Gearing Up for the 2019 Phoenix Derby Races!

In a race day that is as much about inspiring future science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) students as they are about which gravity cars cross the finish line first, The Dobrusin Law Firm is proud to serve as Presenting Sponsor for the 2nd Annual Phoenix Derby Races organized by Main Street Pontiac. During …

Katherine Pacynski Graduates from Leadership Oakland’s Cornerstone Program

Katherine Pacynski Graduates from Leadership Oakland’s Cornerstone Program

We congratulate Dobrusin Law Firm shareholder Katherine Pacynski on graduating from Leadership Oakland’s select leadership development program, Cornerstone. Through a series of monthly day-long sessions led by subject matter experts and a day of service to end the term, Cornerstone focuses on informing and preparing southeast Michigan’s emerging leaders, a nine-month program Katie recently completed. …

Eric Dobrusin Concludes His Term as MIPAIC President Following an Impressive Year

Eric Dobrusin Concludes His Term as MIPAIC President Following an Impressive Year

Established in 2012, the Michigan Intellectual Property American Inn of Court (MIPAIC) is a society of judges, lawyers, legal educators, law students, and others who seek to promote excellence in the advocacy of intellectual property. Consistent with other members of the Linn Inn Alliance, MIPAIC is committed to education, collegiality, and the highest ethical values. …

Katherine Pacynski Sworn in as President-Elect of the Women’s Bar Association

Katherine Pacynski Sworn in as President-Elect of the Women’s Bar Association

We are delighted to announce that shareholder Katherine Pacynski is the new President-Elect of the Women’s Bar Association (the Oakland Region of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan)! Katie, who previously served as Vice President, and her fellow incoming officers (pictured above) were sworn in during the organization’s recent annual dinner celebrating a year of …

Dobrusin Law Firm Holds Open House During Automation Alley Walking Tour of Pontiac Businesses

Dobrusin Law Firm Holds Open House During Automation Alley Walking Tour of Pontiac Businesses

Community engagement is an important part of the Dobrusin Law Firm’s culture, and as a proud member of the Pontiac business community, we opened our doors to the public during a downtown walking tour organized by Automation Alley and DASI Solutions. The June 13th “Morning Member Mingle” showcased Pontiac’s growth and innovation against a backdrop …

Dobrusin Law Firm Announces Recipient of Its First Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Foundation Scholarship

Dobrusin Law Firm Announces Recipient of Its First Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Foundation Scholarship

Recognizing the importance of elevating women in the law, the Dobrusin Law Firm, PC is pleased to announce our sponsorship and support of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Foundation’s (WLAMF) annual scholarship program. This marks the inaugural year the firm has participated in the program, and it’s an honor to name Tanya Elzy as …

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, …

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