John Artz, a partner with Dickinson Wright PLLC has more than twenty five years of experience and practices in all areas of intellectual property litigation. He also has extensive experience with the acquisition, management, and prosecution of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret assets. He serves and has served as lead counsel for many companies in federal courts across the country, including the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.
John also has served as lead counsel in 25+ IPRs before the Patent Office and appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court in the seminal TrafFix Devices, Inc. v. Marketing Displays, Inc., which addresses the interplay between patent and trade dress rights.
John has been recognized as a leader in the field of intellectual property by Chambers USA. He has also been named an IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property in 2016 and 2017 as well as a D Business Magazine Top Lawyer in 2013, 2016 and 2017.
John is a co-chair of Dickinson Wright’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group. John is a past President of the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association and is currently a co-chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Federal Bar Association for the Eastern District of Michigan.
John recently served as lead trial counsel in a four-week bench trial in the Court of Federal Claims resulting in a finding of patent infringement and damages against the U.S. Government. He also recently prevailed on Summary Judgment against a $20 Million patent infringement claim relating to consumer products brought against one of his clients.
He has worked in such diverse technologies as materials processing, sporting goods, energy management products and systems, medical implants, automotive products, consumer products, and lasers.
- University of Michigan, B.S., 1989
- Detroit College of Law, J.D., 1992
- Michigan IP Inn of Court
- American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member of Industrial Design Committee
- Federal Bar Association, Co-Chair Intellectual Property Law
- Intellectual Property Owners Association
- Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association, Past President (2006-2007), Treasurer (2003-2005), and Board of Advisors (2008-2010)
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