Michael Comeau

Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Attorney, Partner

at Fishman Stewart PLLC

United States

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YOUR IP BUSINESS PARTNER My role as your IP Business Partner is to help you turn your intellectual property into intellectual capital.  I work with all aspects of the procurement, management, and enforcement of worldwide intellectual property (IP) rights and can help your business generate value from its IP. THERE’S IP IN EVERYTHING WE DO ®  From entrepreneurship to authorship, ownership, relationships, and inventorship, you have IP that’s worth protecting.  That’s where I come in.   Partnering with clients of all sizes, from solo practitioners and startups to Fortune 500 companies, I procure, defend, and enforce IP rights and resolve IP disputes in a variety of industries, including healthcare, engineering, media, real estate, banking, technology, and manufacturing, among others.  I have partnered with clients to protect a variety of technologies, such as aerospace components, medical devices, automotive seating, electronics, electrical sensor and safety systems, superchargers, differentials, fueling systems, plastic containers, automotive interior components, engine controllers, engine testing equipment, digital shearography and image processing, manufacturing equipment, aluminum fencing, cellular communications, and software, just to name a few.  WATCH OUT FOR IP IN M&A IP can sometimes become an afterthought in corporate transactions.  As your IP Business Partner, I can help efficiently and effectively navigate the unique issues presented when transferring or modifying ownership of rights in IP assets. DEDICATED TO IP Prior to joining Fishman Stewart, I was an associate in the intellectual property group of a general practice AmLaw 200 law firm.  As part of a general practice firm, I gained incredible experience and insight into a wide range of industries and legal issues.  Now practicing at an IP boutique, I leverage that experience with the efficiencies of a firm completely dedicated to the unique challenges and opportunities of IP. I enjoy being part of the IP community and was on the executive board of the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA) for several year.  I have also been an active member of the Michigan IP Inn of Court since 2015. IP EDUCATION I received a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, with minors in Mathematics and Economics. I worked for several years as a manufacturing intern and an electrical engineering intern while completing my degree.  I attended law school at DePaul University in Chicago, which has been ranked as one of the top law schools for IP in the country.  While in law school, I focused on IP, earning a certificate in patent law and working in DePaul’s Technology and Intellectual Property Law Clinic. In addition, my team and I won the National Intellectual Property Transactional LawMeet and received the award for best term sheet. BUSINESS EDUCATION In additional to Minors in Mathematics (largely focused on finance) and Economics, I furthered my business education to better understand the perspectives and needs of my clients at DePaul’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, earning an MBA with distinction and a concentration in Finance. WORLD CLASS QUALITY, MIDWEST VALUE ® We provide world class service with Midwest value, so whether you’re looking to start an IP program or take your current program to the next level, I look forward to working with you!

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Fishman Stewart is a premier specialty law firm with decades of legal expertise.  Many of the firm’s attorneys also have advanced technical degrees and associated practical work experience.  As strategic advisers to CEOs and senior executives throughout the world, Fishman Stewart helps to maximize the value of creativity by turning it into “intellectual capital.” Patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and other forms of intellectual property (“IP”) protection to harness creativity are key elements of a company’s business strategy; managed effectively, they can protect new product lines, increase market share and head off competition.

The firm believes that creativity should be managed in the same way that companies manage their physical capital. While all companies have strategies for maximizing and leveraging their use of physical capital, they may not have a plan for protecting their creativity. Safeguarding the assets of a business in a strategic manner is crucial to defining and driving long-term value.

Fishman Stewart attorneys have developed IP management strategies for U.S. and foreign-based companies in every part of the world. Since 1996, we have obtained tens of thousands of patents and trademarks and represented our clients in hundreds of cases in Federal Court. Our attorneys are listed among the Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, World Trademark Review 1000, Patent 1000, IP Stars, Leading Lawyers and the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

Contact us to find out how your company’s creativity can become intellectual capital.

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