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Thomas D. Brainard
Bar Admissions:
  • Michigan
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • Juris Doctor, Wayne State University
  • Master of Business Administration, Ohio State University Fisher College of Business
  • B.S. Pharmacy, University of Michigan
Professional Experience:
  • More than 20 years IP experience with a major diversified healthcare company handling patent and licensing matters for diagnostic, pharmaceutical and nutritional divisions. Advised businesses and technical leadership how to obtain a strong competitive advantage via a portfolio of solid patents directed to key product features.
  • Patent preparation, prosecution and opinion matters for a major glass fiber manufacturing company.
  • Prior law firm experience as a junior associate handling patent matters for automotive and aerospace clients.
  • State Bar of Michigan (Intellectual Property law section)

Of Counsel
Practice Areas:
  • Patents (U.S. and  International)
  • Client Counselling
  • Licensing and technology agreements
  • IP Due diligence
  • Patent Validity and Infringement Opinions
  • Intellectual Property audits and portfolio management
Technology Areas:
  • Pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical formulations
  • Nutritional products
  • Medical devices and equipment
  • DNA Amplification and detection technologies
  • Glass fiber composites and building materials
  • Photovoltaic Technologies