Honigman highly recommended and seven attorneys recognized by Managing Intellectual Property magazine

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Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP was highly recommended and seven of its attorneys recognized as “stars” in the 2016 IP Stars directory published by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. The firm’s “stars” include Joseph V. Coppola, Sr., J. Michael Huget, Anessa Owen Kramer, Gregory A. Morris, Jonathan P. O’Brien, Eric J. Sosenko and Leigh C. Taggart. “IP Stars” identifies and analyzes the leading IP attorneys and firms based on more than 1,000 interviews and surveys with clients and peers.

Joseph V. Coppola, Sr. is a partner in Honigman’s Patent Practice Group. He represents clients on patent prosecution matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and foreign patent offices, and handles intellectual property licensing, patent opinions, design-around evaluations, due diligence investigations, and software copyright matters. In his 28 years of practice, Coppola has represented clients in several technology sectors, including aerospace; ecommerce; banking; consumer electronics; bio-medical devices; robotics; optics; lasers; engine and vehicle controls; hybrid vehicles; vision systems, including thermal imaging; software, including graph databases; parallel processing architecture; data encryption algorithms; and fuel processing.

J. Michael 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 “IP Litigator of the Year for Michigan” in 2014 by Managing Intellectual Property.

Anessa Owen Kramer is a partner in Honigman’s Trademark and Copyright and IP Litigation practice groups. She represents a number of owners of well-known brands, counseling them on issues such as global clearance and filing strategies, IP management, trademark enforcement and litigation, and trademark licensing. Kramer also has experience advising clients on trade dress protection, dilution and anti-cybersquatting matters. She has handled well over 100 U.S. trademark oppositions and has been involved with litigation matters throughout the country. Kramer is frequently engaged to counsel clients on multi-jurisdictional trademark disputes, and is a frequent speaker and author on trademark issues.

Gregory Morris, Ph.D. is a partner in and leader of Honigman's Life Sciences Litigation Practice Group. He focuses his practice on patent litigation, including trial proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and he has extensive experience representing clients in cases involving pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device technologies. Morris also has significant experience representing clients in patent strategy and due diligence matters. He was part of a team of attorneys who represented a pharmaceutical company in the first-ever successful defense of an Orange Book-listed patent in an IPR review.

Jonathan P. O’Brien, Ph.D. is the chair of Honigman’s IP Department and leads the firm’s Patent Practice Group. He concentrates his practice on life sciences (pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device), industrial chemistry, battery technology and nanotechnology. O’Brien counsels clients on global IP strategies related to IP procurement and enforcement, product clearance, and various transactional and regulatory issues. Since he became chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Department in 2008, it has quadrupled in size to nearly 90 legal professionals with experience in patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret services, including search, procurement, enforcement and anti-counterfeiting.

Eric J. Sosenko is a partner in Honigman’s Patent Practice Group. He counsels clients on patent and trademark procurement, product and mark clearance, and related transactions in a wide variety of technical fields, including mechanical, electro-mechanical, medical and material arts. He also advises clients on the strategic implementation and management of domestic and international intellectual property portfolios. Sosenko is very knowledgeable about U.S. and foreign patent and trademark law, including extensive experience in international protection under multinational treaties. His clients include large domestic and foreign companies, as well as local start-ups and second-stage companies.

Leigh C. Taggart is a partner in Honigman’s IP Litigation, Patent and Private Equity Litigation practice groups. Taggart represents plaintiffs and defendants in patent, trademark, copyright, licensing and trade secret cases throughout the United States. He has represented both individuals and some of the world’s largest companies in trademark and patent disputes involving $25 million or more in damage claims, including several with over $100 million at stake. Taggart serves clients in the medical device, silicon wafer, pharmaceutical, ophthalmic lens, automotive, computer, consumer products and commercial aircraft industries. He also has significant experience in international trademark, unfair competition and commercial disputes in the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Italy, Turkey, Bulgaria, Lebanon and Australia. Formerly General Counsel & Secretary of an international consumer products company, Taggart also performs freedom to operate studies and provides IP licensing and portfolio counseling services.

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