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Honigman’s Jonathan P. O’Brien and J. Michael Huget named among world’s leading patent practitioners by Intellectual Asset Management

Honigman one of only six firms recognized in Michigan

June 21, 2016


Susan Sherbow
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J. Michael Huget, Jonathan 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 2016 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.” Huget and O’Brien are among only 14 attorneys and Honigman among six firms named in Michigan. Honigman’s IP Department has nearly 90 professionals who serve clients locally, nationally and internationally.

Huget is chair of Honigman’s Litigation Department and leader of the firm’s IP Litigation Practice Group. He is also a partner in Honigman’s Trademark and Copyright Practice Group. Huget has extensive experience in high-stakes patent and trademark cases throughout the United States. He also has significant appellate experience in the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He represents clients in industries as varied as automotive, pharmaceutical, media, consumer goods, software and manufacturing.

Huget was named by Managing Intellectual Property as an IP Star from 2013 through 2016, as well as its IP Litigator of the Year for Michigan in 2014. He also has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America from 2003 through 2016 and Michigan Super Lawyers from 2007 through 2015.

He earned a J.D., cum laude, from Michigan State University College of Law and a B.A. from the University of Michigan.

O’Brien concentrates his practice on life sciences (pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device), industrial chemistry, battery technology and nanotechnology. He counsels clients on 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 2016. 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 2016, and in Michigan Super Lawyers in 2011, 2013 through 2015.

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.