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Erin focuses her practice in both patent and trademark procurement to develop both domestic and international intellectual property strategies. Erin works with a wide range of clients from large companies to solo entrepreneurs. She has experience in both mechanical and electrical arts including automotive, chassis systems, brake assemblies, packaging, medical devices, consumer goods, mobile applications, sensors and control systems. Erin regularly prepares license agreements, clearance opinions, novelty opinions and infringement opinions as well as assisting clients with copyright matters and IP litigation. Erin is admitted to practice before the State Courts of Michigan, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


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Practice areas


  1. Patent Application: 70%
  2. Trademark Application: 20%
  3. Litigation: 5%
  4. Copyright Application: 5%



Hourly ($175-350/hour), Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Rebecca Kristen Wrock

    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.


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  • Benjamin S Kuipers

    Erin has always had great legal alacrity. I wholeheartedly recommend and endorse her.


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Contact info

Varnum LLP

39500 High Point Boulevard
Novi, MI, 48375


MIActive And In Good Standing200908/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Elected Vice-PresidentWBA2015
Elected TreasurerWBA2014
Elected SecretaryWomen's Bar Association2013
Elected SecretaryWomen's Bar Association2012
ShareholderGifford Krass2012
Dean's ListThe University of Michigan2006
Dean's ListThe University of Michigan2005
Dean's ListThe University of Michigan2004
Honorary Engineering FraternityTau Beta Pi2004
Dean's ListThe University of Michigan2003
Dean's ListThe University of Michigan2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Patent AttorneyVarnum Riddering Schmidt & Howlett2016 - Present
PartnerDinsmore & Shohl2015 - 2016
ShareholderGifford, Krass...2008 - 2015
Law ClerkFay Sharpe, LLP2007 - 2008
Engineering InternFord Motor Company2004 - 2004
VolunteerDearborn Animal Shelter2002 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Professional WomenMember2015 - Present
InforumMember2011 - Present
Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM)Board of Directors2010 - Present
Women's Bar Association, Oakland CountyTreasurer2010 - Present
Michigan Intellectual Property Law AssociationAttorney Member2009 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Animal Law SectionAttorney Member2009 - Present
State Bar of MichiganAttorney Member2009 - Present
United States Patent and Trademark OfficeRegistered Patent Attorney2009 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Litigation SectionAttorney Member2009 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Intellectual Property Law SectionAttorney Member2009 - Present
Animal Legal Defense FundAttorney Member2009 - Present
Society of Women EngineersMember2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Successful patent/trademark allowancesAllowed.
Trademark RegistratonsSuccess
Patent CasesN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Detroit Legal NewsDinner Crowd2015
Oakland County Legal NewsWLAM Anual Meeting2015
Attorney at Law MagazineWomen’s Bar Association of Oakland County announces new board2014
Detroit Legal NewsAnnual Affair2014
Oakland County Legal NewsAnnual Dinner2014
legalnews.comWomen's Bar Presents Awards2013
Women's Bar AssociationWBA Hosts Annual Dinner - New Executive Board2013
State Bar of MichiganState Bar of Michigan Profile2013
Detroit Legal NewsLegal People Erin Morgan Klug Elected Shareholder2012
WLAM WebsiteMentor Mingle Organizer2012
FacebookFacebook Client Endorsement2012
OnlineCompany Website Profile2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Case Western Reserve University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Bocconi UniversityMilan, ItalyIntellectual Property Summer Institute2007
University of Michigan Law SchoolMechanical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science2006
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Private Client PresentationPatent Searching2015
Various EventsPatent Law2014
Various eventsCopyright Law2013
Various eventsTrademarks2013
GK OfficesClient Presentations2013
Various eventsPatent law and enforcement2012
Work EngagementsIP Law2008
Bocconi University Study AbroadIP Law2007