Dickinson Wright


500 Woodward Ave., Suite 4000

+1 313 223 3500

+1 844-670-6009

Key contacts:

IP Division Director: Philip E. Rettig

Quick facts:

Established: 1878
Number of Partners: 55
Number of IP Practitioners: 106
Languages: English, Arabic, Bosnian, Creole, Croatian, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Konkani, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Marathi, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish
Network Memberships: INTA, IPO, AIPLA

As an industry player in today’s high-tech, high-speed world, you want a forward-thinking legal partner who understands technology as well as your business. The intellectual property team at Dickinson Wright provides thorough and decisive representation, achieving game-changing results for clients while protecting their creative assets and business interests.

A full-service law firm with a team of over 90 attorneys who practice exclusively in the IP field, Dickinson Wright offers strategic counsel to clients concerning all aspects of intellectual property. Because we understand the current trends of the global market, we help both small businesses and international corporations alike understand and leverage their IP rights. 

Working from 18 offices located throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as through affiliations with local firms in Europe, China, Japan, India, and South Korea, our IP team provides seamless legal services to meet the global intellectual property needs of our clients. And, with a worldwide network of associates in a wide range of technical disciplines, we can readily assist our clients wherever they do business.

Our team works closely with clients to ensure their ideas and technologies stay secure so they can focus on what they do best – business growth and development. Our IP work includes filing and prosecution, enforcement, investigations, and addressing unfair competition claims. We regularly prosecute patent applications and trademark registrations at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the United States International Trade Commission (ITC), while also litigating IP issues across a number of platforms. 

Regularly recognized by leading evaluating organizations, our deep bench of IP attorneys include specialists in every major technical discipline, including electrical, mechanical, chemical, and aerospace engineering; computer science; physics; and molecular biology. Their technical backgrounds give us an in-depth insight into our clients’ innovations and the highly scientific issues involved in their protection, exploitation, and defense.


 Last updated 29th October 2020

Practice Areas: Copyright, Designs, IP transactions, ITC litigation, Life sciences, Patent contentious, Patent litigation, Patent office proceedings, Patent prosecution, Patent strategy & counseling, PTAB litigation, Trade mark contentious, Trade mark litigation, Trade mark office proceedings, Trade mark prosecution, Trade mark strategy & counseling

Sector Expertise: Advertising, Aerospace & defence, Agriculture, Artificial intelligence, Arts, Automotive, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer technology & services, Construction & materials, E-commerce, Electrical, Electronics, Fashion & luxury goods, Film, Financial services, FMCG, Food & beverage, Furniture, Gaming, Healthcare, Hospitality & leisure, ICT & software, Industrials, Instruments, Internet, Life sciences, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Media, Medical device, Mining, Music, Nanotechnology, Not-for-profit, Oil & gas, Optics & photonics, Pharmaceutical, Professional services, Publishing, Real estate, Renewable energy, Retail, Robotics, Semiconductors, Sports, Technology hardware, Telecommunication, Tobacco, Transport, Universities & research, Utilities