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Honigman’s Jonathan P. O’Brien named one of world’s leading patent practitioners by Intellectual Asset Management

Honigman one of only five firms recognized in Michigan

July 13, 2015


Susan Sherbow
T: 313.465.7048

Jonathan O'BrienJonathan P. O’Brien and Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP have been recognized in Intellectual Asset Management’s (IAM) Patent 1000 - The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2015 edition. The guide spotlights the top patent practitioners and law firms in key jurisdictions around the globe. IAM conducted more than 1,500 interviews with patent attorneys and in-house counsel to identify leaders “with exceptional skill sets and profound insights into patent matters.” O’Brien and Honigman are among only 10 attorneys and five firms named in Michigan. Honigman’s IP Department has more than 80 professionals who serve clients locally, nationally and internationally.

O’Brien concentrates his practice on life sciences (pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device), industrial chemistry, battery technology and nanotechnology. He provides clients with global IP strategies related to IP procurement and enforcement, product clearance, and various transactional and regulatory issues. According to IAM, O’Brien “understands the business needs of both small academic and large multinational clients. A creative, dynamic attorney, he is not afraid to challenge the USPTO or see unusual solutions to clients’ problems.”

In addition to the IAM recognition, O’Brien was named an “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property magazine from 2013 through 2015. He was named a “Leader in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly in 2014. O’Brien also has been named in The Best Lawyers in America from 2012 through 2015, and in Michigan Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” in 2011, 2013 and 2014.

He earned a J.D., magna cum laude, from Michigan State University College of Law. O’Brien also received a Ph.D. in chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.S, cum laude, in chemistry from Hope College.