Managing Intellectual Property magazine names eight Honigman attorneys “IP Stars”

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Eight Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP intellectual property attorneys have been recognized as 2014 IP Stars in the directory published by Managing Intellectual Property. The firm’s “Stars” include Jennifer Sheehan Anderson, Joseph V. Coppola, Sr., J. Michael Huget, James F. Kamp, Anessa Owen Kramer, Michael A. Lisi, Jonathan P. O’Brien and Leigh C. Taggart. Honigman, which serves clients nationally and internationally, was also noted as a highly recommended law firm.

Jennifer Sheehan Anderson is a partner in Honigman’s IP Department and its Trademark and Copyright Practice Group. Anderson provides legal and business guidance on a wide range of non-contentious and contentious intellectual property matters in U.S. and international markets, including global clearance and filing strategies for trademarks; copyright registration and enforcement; enforcement and defense of trademarks; and licensing. She has vast experience in intellectual property due diligence and transfers, and customs registration of Intellectual Property.

Joseph V. Coppola, Sr. is a partner in Honigman’s IP Department and its 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 25 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 co-chair of Honigman’s Litigation Department and leads the IP Litigation Practice Group. He is also a partner in the firm’s IP Department and the 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 also was recently named “IP Litigator of the Year for Michigan” by Managing Intellectual Property.

James F. Kamp is a partner in Honigman’s IP Department and the IP Litigation and Patent practice groups. His areas of focus include IP litigation, patent prosecution, patent opinions and licensing, and strategic counseling, particularly in the biotechnology and life sciences fields. His patent applications and opinions relate to bioinformatics, genomics, proteomics, biochemistry, imaging, microbiology, immunology, hematology, medical devices, biomaterials, and research, diagnostic and clinical tools.

Anessa Owen Kramer is a partner in Honigman’s IP Department and its Trademark and Copyright and IP Litigation practice groups, and is the Co-Managing Partner of Honigman’s Bloomfield Hills office. 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. She also has experience advising clients on trade dress protection, dilution and anti-cybersquatting matters. Kramer has handled well over 100 U.S. trademark oppositions and has been involved with litigation matters throughout the country. She is frequently engaged to counsel clients on multi-jurisdictional trademark disputes, and is a frequent speaker and author on trademark issues.

Michael A. Lisi is a partner in Honigman’s IP Department and leads the firm’s Trademark and Copyright Practice Group. He has more than 23 years of experience in trademark, copyright, domain name, e-commerce, trade secret, and related technology and intellectual property matters. Lisi develops and implements global brand management and enforcement strategies; negotiates and concludes license, joint venture, non-disclosure, transfer and related intellectual property agreements; searches, clears and registers trademarks on a global basis; and litigates trademark, copyright, unfair competition, passing off, dilution and misappropriation matters in U.S. and foreign jurisdictions.

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 provides clients with 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 more than 75 legal professionals with experience in patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret services, including search, procurement, enforcement and anti-counterfeiting. Earlier this year, O’Brien was named a “Leader in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.

Leigh C. Taggart is a partner in Honigman’s IP Department and the IP Litigation and Patent practice groups. Taggart represents plaintiffs and defendants in patent, trademark, copyright, antitrust and trade secret cases throughout the United States. He has represented both individuals and some of the world’s largest companies in 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, consumer products and commercial jet engine 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 a consumer products company, Taggart also performs freedom-to-operate studies and provides IP licensing and portfolio counseling services.

The professionals in the IP Department serve clients from large corporations to start-up companies and have experience in numerous industries, including automotive (OEM and suppliers), advertising, banking, biotechnology, consumer products, e-commerce, electronics, fashion, food and beverage, gaming and hospitality, insurance, medical services and devices, pharmaceuticals, publishing (newspapers, books, magazines and multi-media), real estate, restaurant, retailing, software, telecommunications and transportation.

“IP Stars” identifies and analyzes the leading IP attorneys and firms based on more than 1,000 interviews and surveys with clients and peers.

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