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Christopher J. Falkowski

Intellectual property Attorney at Novi, MI

4.6   10 reviews

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

Developed software applications as a computer programmer for a Fortune 150 technology services company

Partner at a premier Detroit law firm before founding Falkowski PLLC

Former editor of the Michigan Computer Lawyer, the official newsletter for the Computer Law Section for the State Bar of Michigan

Provided practical legal advice as an in-house attorney for a Fortune 150 technology services company

Substantial IT transactional experience, including negotiations with IBM, Microsoft, EDS, and Oracle

Substantial patent prosecution experience, particularly with regards to software-related inventions

Council member for the Computer Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan

Author and presenter on many topics related to technology-based legal issues

Substantial experience representing both licensors and licensees in technology transactions

Licensed for 25 years
State MI
Status Active And In Good Standing
Acquired 1997
Updated 10/06/2022

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

Contact Christopher

Christopher J. Falkowski
50064 Drakes Bay Dr
Novi, MI, 48374

Reviews

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Posted by Dan | June 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Small Tech Startup Company, Set Up & Patents
I had an idea for a technology based product and created a small business. Chris was instrumental in the establishment of the company. Because it was a Tech product I had Chris file a Provisional Patent. Chris understanding of technology as well as engineering made for a comprehensive, Provisional Patent that encompassed my idea as well as future applications of my product. After 12 months of developing my product and researching the viability of it, I had Chris file for a Utility Patent. He was able to incorporate the product evolution and gave me a feeling that due to his knowledge and attention to every minor detail, my patent will be very difficult if not impossible to get around. I highly recommend Mr Chris Falkowski as an attorney who takes the time to understand your needs, a very broad knowledge of technology and thorough understanding of the law.
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Posted by Margaret | May 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable lawyer
I'm a small business owner who was struggling to collect from a delinquent client. Christopher Falkowski was very helpful in assessing the situation, advising me, and developing a demand letter that I'm confident will get us paid for the work we did. I originally contacted Mr. Falkowski for a simple demand letter, but he demonstrated that I was able to issue a notice of breach, demand for payment, notice of copyright infringement, and request to cease and desist. He is very knowledgeable and understands IP and business law. I'm very grateful for his assistance and expertise in this important matter.
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Posted by Chris A. | May 18, 2020
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Utility Patent, Design Patent & Trademarks
Excellent! With Falkowski's utility patent filing on my behalf, we had full approval and a patent # issued in just 1 year! (with the right idea combined with his excellent legal direction) Straightforward & resonable fees. Highly knowledgable, and very capable to explain the complexities of the patent & trademark process to his clients. I highly recommend Chris Falkowski & continue to use his many legal services.
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Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2020
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Inventors best investment
My Patent Attorney Chris Falkowski can be your best investment as well. I've hired Chris to work on a new technology. He not only got the idea first go-around but more importantly he has added value through Consulting and implementation during the P atent process. I encourage anyone who's looking to get a patent do yourself a favor and contact Chris.
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Posted by George | May 17, 2020
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President
When I first met with Chris Falkowski, our company was in the concept modelling stage of the project. Early design decisions would impact every design decision and engineering activity that followed. Chris was so key in helping us select the right design path reducing costly changes later in the development cycle so that we could get the USA and foreign patents and ultimately the verified working models. We have been granted seven (7) patents to date.
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Posted by Earle B. Higgins, Sr. | May 13, 2020
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Earle
I strongly recommend Chris Falkowski, my patent attorney for supporting me in my process and in obtaining two patents. He helped me understand how to get through the patents which sometimes I found to be painstaking, step-by-step his explanations were extremely helpful, and he would be a valuable asset for anyone looking to attain a patent or intellectual property.
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Posted by Warren | May 13, 2020
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Highly Recommended
We hired Chris to review NDA documents, to help with contract negotiations, and to assist with trademark applications. Chris brings a world of knowledge and experience with sincere attention to detail. He is very personable and has excellent client perspective. Chris is always available on a timely basis and doesn't waste time getting to the heart of any issue. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Carl | May 13, 2020
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Excellent Service
In my opinion, Chris Falkowski is one of the most knowledgeable Patent lawyers I have ever met. He lead me and my idea through a very tough patent process with great success resulting in a utilty patent for my product. I would highly recommend Chris Falkowski to anyone seriously seeking info on, or a patent for their potential product.
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Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very detailed and knowledgeable
Chris helped me understand in depth what fighting against an infringement against a trademark would entail and what could be done and the possible outcomes. Answered all my questions and concerns. Provided real life examples for clarity and is super down to earth and easy to talk to. I would recommend him to anyone in need of advice or serious help. You will feel like you have someone on your team.
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Posted by Taylor | May 8, 2017
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Abandoned Patient Submission
Mr. Falkowski was retained to submit a patent request with the USPTO. During the submission process the USPTO required more information and had specific due dates for response. This inquiry went unanswered and the patient submission was closed due to abandonment. During the patent process I attempted to contact Mr. Falkowski via email and phone to ask status of the patient. He informed me that the patent process can take years. But when the USPTO sent inquiries he didn't contact me to coordinate a response. I received no response from him the last half of 2016 and it wasn't until I hired a new attorney January of 2017 that I found my patient had been closed in August of 2016. I have filed a grievance and also BBB complaint due to his issue.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Falkowski PLLC
  • 2005 - Present

Education

  • University of Michigan
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Northwestern University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992

Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan, Information Technology Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2007 - 2008

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Intellectual property Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is very hard working and does an outstanding job for his clients. He is the kind of attorney I would want to have if I needed counsel."
Intellectual property Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Chris is an experienced intellectual property attorney, able to advise on a wide range of subjects in the IP field. He has an extensive background in software and IT issues, adding to his skill set. Chris is entrepreneurial, interesting, and involved in the legal community. His ability to quickly assess and address complex matters sets him apart. He is a great resource for intellectual property, and I do not hesitate to refer him work in this field."
Trademark infringement
Novi Intellectual property Lawyer Christopher J. Falkowski
Christopher J. Falkowski
Intellectual property Attorney
Novi, MI
Licensed for 25 years
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