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Michael R. Dinnin
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  • Of Counsel

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Rochester Hills, MI

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Michael has been one of the leading patent litigators in the Midwest and has been called upon as an expert in Patent Office procedure and in complex mechanical and chemical cases. Michael served as President of the firm from 1990 to 2002, and is now of counsel.  Michael continues to be an integral part of Raggio & Dinnin, P.C. and is active as a consulting or testifying expert in patent litigation.  Michael enjoys skiing in Wyoming and has competed nationally in platform tennis tournaments.

Areas of Practice

  • Patents 100%
  • Copyrights
  • Trademarks

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Registered Patent Attorney, US Patent & Trademark Office, Reg.No. 23,015

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1966
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1971
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1966
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1967
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1966

Education

  • American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1964
  • Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
    • M.S.ChE. - 1960
  • University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
    • B.S. ChE. - 1959

Representative Cases

  • Water Technologies Corp. v. Calco, Ltd., 658 F.Supp. 961, 1986, N.D.Ill., 1987049205
  • Water Technologies Corp. v. Calco Ltd., 850 F.2d 666, 1988, Fed. Cir., 1988078737
  • Water Technologies Corp. v. Calco Ltd., 11 USPQ 2d 1410, 1989, N.D. Ill., 1989086577
  • Dana Corp. v. IPC Ltd. Partnership, 15 USPQ 2d 1658, 1990, E.D. Mich., 1990140620
  • Dana Corp. v. IPC Ltd. Partnership, 860 F.2d 415, 1988, C.A.Fed. (Mich.), 1988137003
  • Induct-O-Matic Corp. v. Inductotherm Corp., 747 F.2d 358, 1984, C.A.6 (Mich.), 1984151120
  • Wallace Clark & Co., Inc. v. Acheson Industries, Inc., 532 F.2d 846, 1976, C.A.2 (N.Y.), 1976145794
  • Horiba Instruments, Inc. v. Beckman Instruments, Inc., 210 USPQ 195, 1980, E.D. Mich., 1980011840
  • In re Kaufman, 212 USPQ 23 (Comr. Patents), 1981, 101140064

Representative Clients

  • Automotive and Mechanical Industry
  • Chemicals Industry

References

  • Michael Currier & Co. (CPA)
  • Huntington National Bank

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan, Member
  • Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association, Member, 1965
  • Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association, President, 1978 to 1979
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Patent Examiner, 1962 to 1965

Languages

  • French

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