Franklin Pierce Law Center, J.D.
  • Patent Prosecution and Patent Law Teaching Assistant
University of Michigan, B.S.
  • Electrical Engineering

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association, 2004-present

American Intellectual Property Law Association, 2002-present

Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association, 2004-present

Young Lawyer's Association, 2004-present

Phi Alpha Delta, 2003-present

University of Michigan Alumni Association, 2001-present

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Mr. Appledorn utilizes his combined background in electric engineering and his years of industry experience to counsel both start-up and industry leaders. He provides known and innovative strategies to ensure that each client's technology and investments are properly protected and their liability is minimized to help them thrive in a competitive global environment.

  • Prosecuting patent and trademark applications
  • Provides clearance and non-infringement opinions as appropriate
  • Negotiates IP license agreements and technology transfers
  • Counsels clients regarding antitrust issues in corporate deals
  • Supports IP and antitrust litigation and shaping corporate policy relating to the foregoing


  • Computer programming: Integration of computer hardware and computer software, particularly operating system design
  • Microelectronics: semi-conductors (principles and models of development, integrated circuit technology and fabrication)
  • Electronic circuits: design and simulation of logic systems
  • Signal Processing: digital and analog signals and systems
  • Image Processing: advanced signal processing and simulation
  • Designing and maintaining high level computer networks and other tools for a large scale electrical supplier; customizing and adapting third-party software for integration within the supplier database
  • Before joining Honigman, and while attending law school, Mr. Appledorn worked as a legal clerk for an IP based law firm and in the patent department of a Fortune 100 company

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  • Michigan Super Lawyers, Recognized as a Rising Star, 2012-2016
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2011 and 2012