Colin’s practice currently integrates multiple disciplines of intellectual property law including patent enforcement, analysis, and prosecution. Colin has extensive experience with patent infringement, trademark, and trade secret litigation and has engaged in complex intellectual property litigation in a variety of federal jurisdictions.
In addition to patent litigation, Colin renders opinions on infringement and invalidity issues. He also prepares and prosecutes patents both in the U.S. and abroad. He regularly interviews Patent Office examiners to facilitate prosecution and regularly practices before the Patent and Trademark Appeal Board. His fields of expertise include electrical, electro-mechanical, mechanical, and computer technologies. Colin has prepared and prosecuted patents involving hybrid-electric vehicles, wireless telecommunications, vehicle telematics, photovoltaic units, ignition circuits, and ignition components among many others. These patents have been prepared and prosecuted for large corporations, universities, and individual inventors.
Before joining the firm, Mr. Cicotte worked for a small automotive consulting firm specializing in the research and development of cost-saving technology. During law school, he spent two years at the Michigan Supreme Court working for Chief Justice Robert Young.
Colin received a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from Wayne State University. Colin also graduated from the University of Michigan with degrees in Economics and History and received his Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University where he was Note Editor with the Journal of Law and Society. He is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Michigan Intellectual Property Association, and is licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan.
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