John E. Carlson

Managing Partner

PHONE: 248.988.8681


Patent Prosecution
Intellectual Property Litigation
Intellectual Property Licensing
Intellectual Property Clearance and Due Diligence


J.D., cum laude, Wayne State University Law School, 1994
BSE, Electrical Engineering, cum laude, University of Michigan, 1991


State Bar of Michigan
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

  • Successfully defended respondent Canadian furniture manufacturer in U.S. International Trade Commission investigation, obtaining a determination of noninfringement, invalidity, and estoppel after trial
  • Won summary judgment in favor of Defendant in patent infringement action regarding plastic bakery trays
  • Secured injunction, attorney fee award and contempt sanctions for Plaintiff in trademark lawsuit
  • Achieved reversal of PTAB decision in reexamination before the CAFC
  • Obtained stipulation vacating PTAB decision for telematics manufacturer before the CAFC, avoiding cost and delay of full CAFC appeal
  • Obtained early dismissal on behalf of Defendant, a refuse container manufacturer, in a patent infringement lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Defended vitamin company in a patent infringement lawsuit (obtained favorable settlement during trial)
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