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Dickinson Wright Recognized by Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2016

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized for its Intellectual Property practice in Michigan by Managing Intellectual Property. Four attorneys within the firm were also named 2016 IP Stars by the publication as well.

Dickinson Wright’s Intellectual Property practice in Michigan was ranked as a “Recommended” Practice by Managing Intellectual Property. The publication stated that in the sphere of patent filing and prosecution the firm is highly knowledgeable regarding the automotive industry and the technology involved. They also refer to the firm as a “quality firm that offers a range of services” and that the firm has “good attorneys” that cover “all fronts”.

In addition to the firm’s ranking, Attorneys John S. Artz, Fred W. Hathaway, William H. Honaker, and Daniel D. Quick were selected to Managing Intellectual Property 2016 IP Stars.

John S. Artz is a Member in the firm’s Troy, Mich. office. He has been lead counsel for many companies in intellectual property and commercial litigation matters. He is co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice and focuses on patent, trade secret, trademark and copyright litigation. He also actively counsels clients on patent and trademark prosecution as well as clearance matters. Mr. Artz is a past president of the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association and is currently co-chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Federal Bar Association for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Fred W. Hathaway is a Member in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. His practice is focused on domestic and international trademark counseling, clearance and prosecution, trademark litigation before the TTAB, and trademark and domain name disputes and litigation. He is a member of the American Intellectual Property Association, the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Law Section, and the Adjunct Professor Special Interest Group of the International Trademark Association.

William H. Honaker is a Member in the firm’s Troy, Mich. office. He has extensive knowledge and expertise in all aspects of patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright matters including litigation in a broad range of technologies/industries. He evaluates patents, trademarks, and copyrights on behalf of clients along with advising clients on the protection of inventions, trademarks and copyrightable subject matter. He is the former Chairman of the State Bar of Michigan’s Intellectual Property Law Section and is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the International Trademark Association. He is recognized as a leader in his field by Best Lawyers in America and Dbusiness Top Lawyers. He was also listed as a Finalist for Outstanding IP Litigator in Michigan by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine.

Daniel D. Quick is the Practice Department Manager for the firm’s Commercial Litigation, Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Sports & Entertainment Practice Groups. He served as lead counsel for Universal Music Group and related entities and associated artists in copyright litigation, commercial disputes and defamation actions in several states. He has also served as lead counsel in a variety of other copyright, trade secret and patent litigation matters. Mr. Quick is the former co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Litigation Committee and is currently the co-chair of the Intellectual Property Subcommittee of the Commercial & Business Litigation Committee.

Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars 2016 is the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to leading IP firms and lawyers. Managing Intellectual Property’s researchers in London, New York and Hong Kong collected market information, analyzed it and ranked firms in tiers, based on the feedback received from thousands of practitioners. To learn more, visit

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 400 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has fifteen offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and eight other domestic offices in Columbus, Ohio; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn. (2); Las Vegas, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Reno, Nev.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canada office is located in Toronto.

The firm offers clients a distinctive combination of superb client service and exceptional quality. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.