Honigman LLP

Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Market-leading practice offering the full range of copyright, patent and trademark services. Particular expertise regarding IP issues in the life sciences and hi-tech sectors. Experienced in all aspects of patent preparation, procurement and prosecution. Acts for an impressive list of clients, including numerous household-name brands.

Strengths One client praises the team as "the best group I've worked with - I'd recommend them to anyone."

Another source says: "The team works very well together and its advice is timely and thorough. I like the way each person I deal with seems completely in the loop on the file."

Work highlights Represented Google in procurement and clearance investigations regarding several of its IP assets, including those relating to speech translation, machine learning and cloud storage systems.

Notable practitioners

Anessa Kramer is noted for her trademark expertise, regularly handling enforcement and opposition work. One source lauds her as an "excellent attorney" who is "very responsive" and "provides clear, understandable advice."

Michael Huget is widely recognized as a leading IP attorney in Michigan and has represented an array of clients from the automotive and pharmaceutical sectors in the protection of their patent portfolios. Clients praise his "very thorough and painstaking" work on their behalf.

Jonathan O'Brien chairs the IP team and has a particular focus on patents. He is noted for his extensive background in chemistry matters, with clients noting him as "very thorough and knowledgeable about chemical patent law." Sources add: "He has a depth of intellectual knowledge around chemistry and brings a very practical eye to it."