Mr. Schmidt’s practice covers a broad range of domestic and international intellectual property matters in mechanical and electro-mechanical technologies. His expertise includes patent and trademark prosecution and litigation, infringement and clearance opinions, licensing, joint development agreements, and corporate portfolio management. He is a shareholder and currently serves on the firm’s Management Committee, which oversees the day-to-day operation of the firm.
Mr. Schmidt received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics from Western Michigan University. While earning these degrees, he was President of the student chapter of the National Society of Professional Engineers and a member of Tau Beta Pi, an honorary engineering society. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the Wayne State University Law School, and is a co-author of the textbook “Patent Law Including Trade Secrets-Copyrights-Trademarks,” sixth edition, published by West Publishing Co.
Mr. Schmidt is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the bar of various U.S. District Courts, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.
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