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Erin Morgan Klug

Patent application Attorney at Pontiac, MI

5.0   3 reviews

About Erin

Learn Erin’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Patent application
    40%
    Primarily mechanical and automotive related patent application. Significant experience with patent prosecution, drafting and foreign patent work. Has counseled numerous client and companies in improving their patent portfolios, guidance in patent search and strategic patent planning.

  2. Trademark application
    40%
    Drafting and prosecuting trademark applications. Significant experience preparing responses to trademark application refusals. Counsels client on improving their trademark name, obtaining foreign trademark rights and securing the strongest mark possible.

  3. Copyright application
    15%
    Prepares and files copyright applications. Counsels clients on preparing copyright applications.

  4. Litigation
    5%
    Significant experience in patent, trademark, copyright and trade dress infringement litigation - representing both plaintiff and defendant. Significant experience mediating and settling ongoing litigation to resolve litigation matters. Experience in preparation of settlement agreements and dispute resolution.

An accomplished patent, trademark, and copyright attorney, Erin Klug counsels large corporations, innovative companies, and solo entrepreneurs regarding intellectual property opportunities and strategy.

Erin guides clients in various industries through the application and registration processes and enforces those rights once granted. Her patent experience in mechanical and electrical arts is broad, including automotive, chassis systems, brake assemblies, sensors, control systems, medical devices, consumer goods, packaging, and mobile applications. Erin regularly prepares license agreements, clearance opinions, novelty opinions, and infringement opinions. When disagreements turn into disputes, Erin works with her clients to resolve them in a fair and equitable manner.

Erin knows that sometimes, however, choosing not to pursue a patent or trademark is the smarter move. By assessing the financial investment, monetization and commercial viability, licensing and marketing options, and the cost to protect IP assets and portfolios, Erin offers clear, straightforward advice that enables clients to make strategic decisions.

Her practical approach and sage advice have earned Erin her clients’ trust and respect, and accolades from peers in the legal and business communities. Crain’s Detroit Business, DBusiness Magazine, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, and other publications have honored Erin for her achievements, and organizations including the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan and the Oakland County Executive have recognized her leadership and contributions to the community.

Before joining Dobrusin, Erin led the intellectual property group at a 180-attorney, full-service law firm with nine offices in Michigan and Florida.

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Licensed for 13 years
State MI
Status Active And In Good Standing
Acquired 2009
Updated 10/06/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Erin

The Dobrusin Law Firm PC
29 W Lawrence
Pontiac, MI, 48342

Reviews

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Posted by Stephen | May 14, 2013
Great Patent Attorney!
Erin is a Rare find. She is simply the Best Attorney I've worked with. Erin handled my Provisional and Utility Patent Applications. I have reccomended her to several people and will continue to do so.
Posted by Charles | April 5, 2013
Excellent attorney.
Knowledgable about patent law and a pleasure to work with.
Posted by Michael | April 5, 2013
Excellent Attorney
Erin helped me with some patent and trademark work and she did a great job. She worked hard for me and I got the result I had hoped for. I recommend her to anyone looking for a great attorney.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 420-475 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Patent Attorney
  • Varnum Riddering Schmidt & Howlett
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Dinsmore & Shohl
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Shareholder
  • Gifford, Krass...
  • 2008 - 2015
  • Law Clerk
  • Fay Sharpe, LLP
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Engineering Intern
  • Ford Motor Company
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Volunteer
  • Dearborn Animal Shelter
  • 2002 - 2008
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Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Bocconi University
  • Intellectual Property Summer Institute
  • 2007
  • University of Michigan
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2006
  • Crestwood
  • 2002
  • Wayne State University Law School
  • N/A
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Legal Cases

  • Trademark Registratons
  • Success
  • Successful patent/trademark allowances
  • Allowed.
  • Patent Cases

Associations

  • Inforum
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM)
  • Vice President
  • 2010 - Present
  • Women's Bar Association, Oakland County
  • Past President
  • 2010 - Present
  • Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Animal Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Animal Legal Defense Fund
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Registered Patent Attorney
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Litigation Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Elected Vice-President
  • WBA
  • 2015
  • Elected Treasurer
  • WBA
  • 2014
  • Elected Secretary
  • Women's Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Elected Secretary
  • Women's Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Shareholder
  • Gifford Krass
  • 2012
  • Dean's List
  • The University of Michigan
  • 2006
  • Dean's List
  • The University of Michigan
  • 2005
  • Honorary Engineering Fraternity
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • 2004
  • Dean's List
  • The University of Michigan
  • 2004
  • Dean's List
  • The University of Michigan
  • 2003
  • Dean's List
  • The University of Michigan
  • 2002
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Private Client Presentation
  • Patent Searching
  • 2015
  • Various Events
  • Patent Law
  • 2014
  • GK Offices
  • Client Presentations
  • 2013
  • Various events
  • Trademarks
  • 2013
  • Various events
  • Copyright Law
  • 2013
  • Work Engagements
  • IP Law
  • 2008
  • Bocconi University Study Abroad
  • IP Law
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (8)
Unknown Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Erin for many years. During law school I was lucky to have Erin as a mentor, and I now have the privilege of knowing Erin as a friend and fellow attorney. Erin is my go-to attorney when I have a client who has intellectual property questions. She is very active within the legal community and Women's Bar, and she is always ready for a challenge. I enthusiastically recommend Erin for any intellectual property law matter."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erin has always had great legal alacrity. I wholeheartedly recommend and endorse her."
Intellectual property Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erin is an accomplished lawyer in the area of Intellectual Property, and a partner in her firm. She is personable and a pleasure to work with. I had the pleasure of serving with her on the Board for the Women's Bar Association for a number of years and found her to be dependable, prompt, intelligent, and kind."
Unknown Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erin is a bright, dedicated, experienced attorney. She has an extensive network of resources and contacts that translate into direct benefits for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Patent application Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to work with Erin in doing volunteer work through our community and during that process I have referred several clients to her for assistance with trademark and/or patent applications. Every single client that I have sent her way has been more than happy with her knowledge, experience, services and communication skills. Erin always takes the time to make sure the client understands the application process and feels comfortable with it. She works very hard for each and every client and has never missed a deadline, which is crucial in her area of practice. I strongly recommend Erin for anyone seeking an attorney to help with a patent or trademark application."