WHAT WE DO

We’ve done one thing since 1865, and we do it better than anyone else: we leverage innovation. Intellectual property is more than forms and court dates. Our work begins while your idea is still developing. We help you identify novelties in your work and how they can be protected, and we help you steer clear of obstacles. Once we procure intellectual property rights for your ideas, we handle licensing and help guide you through the next phase of IP ownership. We will also enforce your IP rights and defend you against claims of infringement when necessary.

OUR HISTORY

In 1865, returning Civil War Colonel Thomas S. Prague founded the first patent practice in Michigan. In 1891, the successors of that practice helped found the Detroit College of Law, predecessor to the Michigan State University College of Law. So began our long history as academic thought leaders in intellectual property law.
EDUCATORS
& AUTHORS
We are not only lawyers—we are thought leaders.
Our attorneys 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.

PATENTS
We are experts in every aspect of the patent application process, from the initial concept of the invention to the payment of the issue fee. Through decades of experience in innumerable technologies and scientific disciplines, we are ready for virtually any invention that comes across our desk.
EDUCATORS
& AUTHORS
Our attorneys 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.
PATENTS
We are experts in every aspect of the patent application process, from the initial concept of the invention to the payment of the issue fee. Through decades of experience in innumerable technologies and scientific disciplines, we are ready for virtually any invention that comes across our desk.
INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS
The appearance of a product is often as integral to its success as its function. We are experts at procuring and enforcing design patents in the U.S., whether those rights stem from a regular design application or an international design application under the Hague Agreement. We have obtained design protection for products as diverse as automotive replacement parts, bottles, jewelry, and furniture.
TRADEMARKS
We understand that trademarks are crucial to a company’s identity and a primary way to communicate value to your audience. Though first use of a trademark usually confers ownership, it will not empower you to defend it—and trademarks should never be taken for granted. 
TRADE SECRETS
A trade secret is knowledge that has value to you because no other company has it. Trade secrets can have a perpetual term, but there is an ever-present risk that a competitor may independently develop, patent, and use your trade secret. We help clients identify trade secret subject matter, advise clients on safekeeping of trade secret information, and enforce trade secret misappropriation cases.
COPYRIGHTS
Ownership of an original work is automatically conferred to its author. But with many creations, the originality of your idea may be challenged and hard to defend. Additionally, preventing and responding to infringements is more difficult if you have not properly registered your idea and communicated your claim to the public. 
INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS
The appearance of a product is often as integral to its success as its function. We are experts at procuring and enforcing design patents in the U.S., whether those rights stem from a regular design application or an international design application under the Hague Agreement. We have obtained design protection for products as diverse as automotive replacement parts, bottles, jewelry, and furniture.
TRADEMARKS
We understand that trademarks are crucial to a company’s identity and a primary way to communicate value to your audience. Though first use of a trademark usually confers ownership, it will not empower you to defend it—and trademarks should never be taken for granted. 
TRADE SECRETS
A trade secret is knowledge that has value to you because no other company has it. Trade secrets can have a perpetual term, but there is an ever-present risk that a competitor may independently develop, patent, and use your trade secret. We help clients identify trade secret subject matter, advise clients on safekeeping of trade secret information, and enforce trade secret misappropriation cases.
COPYRIGHTS
Ownership of an original work is automatically conferred to its author. But with many creations, the originality of your idea may be challenged and hard to defend. Additionally, preventing and responding to infringements is more difficult if you have not properly registered your idea and communicated your claim to the public. Our attorneys have proven records in defending copyrights. Our copyright services include: 

Preparing and filing domestic registrations

Appealing rejected registrations

Copyright licensing

Initiating and resolving copyright litigation

AWARDS

We’re also excited to work with attorneys who have been named “Top Lawyers” by dbusiness® magazine’s annual peer survey of the Detroit metropolitan area.

Industries

Aerospace
Consumer Products & Electronics
Medical Devices
Software
Automotive
Electrical, Computer, & Internet
Robotics
Telecommunications & Wireless
Clean & Green Technologies
Industrial Manufacturing
Semiconductor
Universities

WORK WITH US

General Inquiries
Info@reising.com