Kerrie A. Laba

Kerrie A. Laba

E:  klaba@cgolaw.com
P:  248.988.8691


APPROACH

“My practice focuses on preparing and prosecuting US and foreign patents in areas such as aerospace, automotive, manufacturing technologies, and consumer products. I also advise clients on technology transfer and licensing issues, as well as provide intellectual property enforcement.  My experience working as a design engineer in the automotive industry continues to serve me well when working on IP matters. I use my technical experience to aggressively pursue protection in all matters for our clients.”

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Patent Prosecution
  • Patent Litigation
  • IP Business Strategy
  • Patent Portfolio Analysis
  • NDAs

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Wayne State University Law School, magna cum laude, 1997
    • Law Review– Note and Comment Editor
    • The Order of the Coif
    • Gold Key Certificate: 1993-94 and 1994-1995
    • Frances and Charles Driker Scholarship Winner
    • Fruman Foundation Scholarship Winner
    • Ira J. Spoon Scholarship Winner
  • B.S.E., University of Michigan (Mechanical Engineering), cum laude, 1992

ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of Michigan

PUBLICATIONS

  • Have Trade Dress Infringement Claims Gone Too Far Under the Lanham Act?, 42 WAYNE L. REV. 1649 (1996)

EXPERIENCE

  • Intellectual Property Attorney, Howard & Howard 1996-2000
  • Design Engineer, Meritor Automotive 1992-1996

TECHNICAL SPECIALTIES

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Consumer products
  • Manufacturing

ORGANIZATIONS

  • Michigan Intellectual Property Association