Since its founding in Detroit in 1865, Reising Ethington PC has specialised in practising IP law. Our areas of expertise include IP prosecution and litigation, global patent and trademark portfolio management, post-grant proceedings and trade secrets, as well as licensing and other IP-related agreements.
Reising’s attorneys manage global IP portfolios for Fortune 500 clients, oversee both US and foreign IP assets and help start-ups navigate the shoals of IP law. The firm represents some of the world’s most innovative and foremost IP owners, including automotive manufacturers and suppliers, medical technology companies, aerospace companies, universities, industrial equipment makers, robotics companies and consumer product companies. These IP owners rely on Reising to possess both technical and legal understanding and to develop elegant solutions for their IP needs.
Reising is home to attorneys with electrical, computer, mechanical and chemical engineering, and life sciences degrees. As the Reising team can digest and master nearly any technology, clients can be confident that their research will be clearly understood by our attorneys. Given their broad knowledge and deep technical expertise, Reising attorneys can tackle even the most complex technologies.
Reising is particularly adept at translating its technical knowledge into legal solutions. Our patent team regularly prevails before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, as well as the Federal Circuit and many other federal district court jurisdictions.
Reising’s clients achieve their desired legal solutions through effective communication with the firm. The IP community has consistently recognised our attorneys as thought leaders who provide helpful insight into both developing and long-standing IP topics. Our attorneys hone their understanding of IP law and educate others through speaking engagements, articles and continuing legal education.
Dating back several decades, Reising’s attorneys have authored seven editions of the US law school textbook Cases and Materials on Patent Law Including Trade Secrets. They have taught IP law at Wayne State University, the University of Detroit Mercy and the Ave Maria School of Law. Our firm also helped found the Detroit College of Law (now the Michigan State University College of Law).
Reising’s attorneys have been decorated by a number of industry leaders, including Super Lawyers, the US News and World Report (Tier 1 ranking) and the IAM Patent 1000. These hosannas at least partially reflect of our firm’s dedicated participation in professional organisations where our attorneys are recognised for their service to the profession. Groups such as the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Michigan IP Inn of Court and the Michigan State Bar IP Law Section all claim our attorneys as both leaders and members.
Reising has a rich history of client partnerships – including in the automotive industry where the firm has protected the ideas of automotive pioneers Ransom E Olds, David Buick and the Fisher Brothers – and intends to maintain this collaborative spirit with the next wave of industry innovators.
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