JURIS DOCTOR with honors, George Washington University, 1965 (member of Law Review)
MASTER OF AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING, Chrysler Institute of Engineering, 1960
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, University of Michigan, 1958
PATENT ATTORNEY(1965 to present)
Experienced in all phases of intellectual property practice, including patent litigation at trial and appellate level, primarily in mechanical technologies.
Served as special master or advisor on appointment by U.S. District Court and state court judges in patent and trade secret lawsuits, including presiding over trial of liability phase of a patent infringement lawsuit, and preparing reports and recommendations on patent claim construction (“Markman hearings”), dispositive motions, motions to set aside judgments based upon fraud or new evidence, and discovery disputes.
Served as sole arbitrator or facilitative mediator in several patent and other intellectual property disputes.
Testified as patent expert witness in numerous trials.
Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC (1996 through 2008), founding member.
Dykema Gossett PLLC (1989-96), Intellectual Property Group Leader (1992-95).
Cullen, Sloman, Cantor, Grauer, Scott & Rutherford, P.C. (1965-88), President (1975-88) (firm merged with Dykema Gossett in 1989).
PATENT ADVISOR (1964-65) Bureau of Naval Weapons in Washington, D.C.; prepared and prosecuted patent applications for U.S. Navy.
PATENT EXAMINER (1961-64) U.S. Patent & Trademark Office in Washington, D.C.; examined patent applications concerning automatic transmission gearing and controls.
AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEER (1958-61) Chrysler Corporation in Highland Park, Michigan; performed engineering functions in gas turbine engine, steering and suspension, ignition, metallurgical research, body stress analysis, vehicle assembly and styling departments.
RELATED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Completed three two-day ALI-ABA special master training courses.
Completed four-day Arbitration Training Institute in Commercial Arbitration presented by American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution.
Completed one-week facilitative mediation training at Harvard Law School, and additional training by Center for Public Resources (CPR) Institute for Dispute Resolution and others.
Lecturer in five series of patent law seminars for Federal judges, sponsored by Federal Judicial Center or Intellectual Property Law Institute.
Adjunct faculty (patent litigation seminar), University of Michigan Law School since 2009.
Lecturer on patent law in training seminars for National Patent Board panelists.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND HONORS
Admitted to Michigan Bar in 1965.
Admitted to practice before United States Supreme Court and United States Courts of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the Federal Circuit.
Registered Patent Attorney since 1965.
Charter Fellow and Director, Academy of Court-Appointed Masters
Certified Panelist, National Patent Board.
Member of CPR Technology Panel of Distinguished Neutrals.
Certified Mediator, Voluntary Facilitative Mediation Program of U.S. District Court (W.D. Mich.) (1999-2014).
Listed in Intellectual Property Law section of “The Best Lawyers in America,” 1993-2009.
Listed in “Michigan Super Lawyers” since 2006, initially under “Intellectual Property” and later under “Alternate Dispute Resolution.”