Monte Falcoff is a registered patent attorney and Principal in the Troy, MI, office of Harness Dickey.
With more than twenty-five years of experience as a patent and trademark lawyer, Monte understands first-hand what drives business decisions. He previously worked as an in-house lawyer at United Technologies Automotive (UTA), where he was responsible for patent and trademark management and marketing initiatives, and for developing, selling, and licensing new technology. He also served as an engineer before becoming a lawyer and was a named inventor on several U.S. patents held by UTA. These unique “insider” perspectives make Monte a valuable counselor with pragmatic approach to both business and law.
Clients benefit from Monte’s background through the practical yet creative counsel he provides for managing all of their IP needs. His practice ranges from global IP management to client counseling and opinion drafting; to the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications; and to high-stakes plaintiff and defendant patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and contract lawsuits across the country.
He has expertise in many different industries and for many differently sized companies throughout the world, and he often handles patents and trademarks from cradle to grave, including licensing and litigating the patents, trademarks, and associated contracts he prepares. Monte obtains and enforces patents and trademarks on a global scale, and is lead counsel on many patent, trademark, copyright, trademark and contract lawsuits in district courts throughout the U.S. and in IPR proceedings before the USPTO. Furthermore, he has considerable expertise in helping European companies protect and enforce their intellectual property, or circumvent and defend themselves against others.
An asset builder, problem solver, and end game strategist, Monte represents some of the most prominent organizations driving IP related commerce today. His clients range from multi-national corporations, to foreign and domestic privately owned companies, to small U.S. based start-ups. His innate ability to synthesize legal, scientific and technological theory into a practical, legal solution has proven invaluable to his clients when critical market share is at stake.
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1993||06/27/2020|
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|Leading Lawyer||Leading Lawyers Network||2020|
|Best Lawyer: Patent Law; Trademark Law; and Litigation – IP||Best Lawyers||2020|
|Patent Attorney & Principal||Harness, Dickey & Pierce, PLC||1992 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||Michigan State University College Of Law||2002 - 2018|
|Systems Engineer; Patent Coordinator; Marketing Manager||United Technologies Corp||1987 - 1992|
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|Wayne State University College of Engineering, Anderson Engineering Ventures Institute||Advisory Board Member||2015 - Present|
|Michigan State University College of Engineering Alumni Advisory Board||Board Member||2014 - Present|
|Bloomberg Law Reports||Pendulum Swings Toward Patent Owners in Agency Challenges||2019|
|Detroit Legal News||Inventive step: Attorney gives presentation at French IP program||2019|
|Business News Daily||The State of Small Business: Michigan||2016|
|Detroit Legal News||Patent portfolio" To file or not to file, that is often the question||2014|
|Detroit Legal News||Hands-on approach: Attorney teaches practical patent law class at school||2013|
|Detroit Legal News||Retrospective: IP Firm Has Its Roots in 1920s Auto Industry||2012|
|Michigan State University||BS - Bachelor of Science||N/A|
|Wayne State University Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Integr8||3D Printing and Advanced Materials||2017|