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Thomas P. Heed

Intellectual property Attorney at Novi, MI

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 19 years
    Illinois - IL 25 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2004
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1998
    Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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

About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Intellectual property
    Copyright, trademark, and general business litigation. Federal Court in Eastern and Western District of MI, S.D.N.Y. State circuit and district courts.

    19 years, 100 cases

  2. Business

  3. Trademark infringement

  4. Contracts and agreements

  5. Patent application

Polished intellectual property and litigation attorney, practicing in both state and federal courts, with expertise in patents, copyrights, trademarks, business formation, contracts, and business disputes. Technical expertise in electronics, mechanical engineering, plastics, motors, apparel, software, audio, and automotive industries. Serving small and medium-sized businesses, as well as start-ups. 

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5.0 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thomas Heed
He guided us through the patenting of a very complex piece of IP both domestically and internationally, and did it with aplomb.
Posted by Mark | May 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Tom is both a brilliant IP and business attorney, helping me manage various legal entanglements as well as superior IP work. Thank you Tom
Posted by Robert | October 18, 2013
Good Business Attorney
Had a problem with a former employee and a competitor. Mr. Heed resolved the issue to my complete satisfaction, much faster than I thought it was going to take. What I really liked was that he returned my phone calls and e-mails promptly. I have had lawyers who took several days to return calls or e-mails, and it always bothers me because I am paying the bill. This guy was real professional and easy to work with.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Heed Law Group, P.L.L.C.
  • 2009 - Present
  • Vice President/Sr. Vice President
  • Harman International
  • 2005 - 2008
  • VP Global Intellectual Property
  • Harman International
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Director/V.P. of Engineering
  • Harman International
  • 1998 - 2002
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  • The John Marshall Law School
  • J.D.
  • 1998
  • Boston University
  • B.S.E.E.
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • Lifeguard Licensing Corp. v. Ann Arbor T-Shirt
  • Pending
  • Wolf v. Oakland University
  • Case settled with permanent injunction in place
  • Thomas v. Sears Holdings
  • Settled
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  • Washtenaw County Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Co-chair
  • 2017 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Law Society
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • ALMA International.
  • General Counsel
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Honors and Awards

  • J.D. Summa cum Laude
  • John Marshall Law School
  • 1998
  • Member
  • John Marshall Law Review
  • 1996


  • Res Ipsa Loquitor (WCBA)
  • The Potential Impact of the America Invents Act on Software Patents
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Spark--Start Your Own Business
  • Intellectual Property
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
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Business Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Tom on a very difficult, complex, and acrimonious case. Tom was instrumental in keeping the client focused and on task. He know his law and material. He has great experience, and people trust his advice. I look forward to working with him again."
Intellectual property Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Mr. Heed a long time and he is honest, ethical, and reassuring. He is intelligent, persistent, and a tireless advocate for his clients. He's easy to talk to and understand and I appreciated the time he took to make sure my/our clients fully understood the decisions they needed to make. I highly recommend him as an expert in intellectual property matters and business litigation."
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