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Monte L. Falcoff

Professional Experience

Mr. Falcoff's primary areas of practice include intellectual property portfolio management, client counseling and opinion preparation, preparation and prosecution of patent applications, trademark prosecution, intellectual property litigation, and licensing. He is also an adjunct professor of various IP law classes at the Michigan State University College of Law. 

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Falcoff was a manager of marketing program development with United Technologies Automotive, where he was responsible for developing, selling, and licensing new technology. As part of this job, he was the patent and trademark coordinator for the business unit. Furthermore, he worked as a systems engineer at United Technologies Automotive for the modular headliner programs from which he had ten U.S. Patents issued. Mr. Falcoff also worked at Modern Engineering Service Co. as a senior project engineer, prior to employment at United Technologies Automotive.

Representative Cases

  • UUSI LLC (dba Nartron) v. Robert Bosch LLC and Brose North Am, Inc. Read More »
  • UUSI LLC (dba Nartron) v. Webasto Roof Sys., Inc. Read More »
  • Dental USA, Inc. v. McClellan et al. Read More »
  • Olaes Enterprises Inc. v. A.D. Sutton, Robisonís Inc. v. Orange County Choppers Ltd. Read More »
  • Intersport Fashions West, Inc. v. Marco Distributing, Inc. (Robisonís, Inc.) et al. Read More »
  • ASC Inc. v. Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche AG Read More »
  • Injection Molding Industries v. CITO Products, Inc. Read More »
  • LT Overseas North America, Inc. v. New Royal Distributors, Inc. Read More »
  • Jarvis Products Corporation v. Durand International S.A. Read More »
  • Specialty Vehicle Acquisition Corporation v. American Sunroof Corporation and Dmitri Chevtsov Read More »
  • Robisonís, Inc. v. LoFom, Inc., et al. Read More »
  • Astar v. Parhelion Technologies, Inc. Read More »
  • Babcock & Wilcox Co. v. Tidelands Oil Production Company, et al. Read More »
  • BDG-TNDR Corp. v. Honeywell and Johnson Controls Inc. Read More »
  • Perceptron Inc. and Ford Motor Company v. FORI Automation Inc. Read More »
  • United Technologies Automotive, Inc. v. Pontiac Coil Read More »

Education

J.D., Wayne State University
B.S. in Engineering, Michigan State University

In The News

  • "Transatlantic Exchange", Detroit Legal News, July 14, 2014
  • "Popularity of Inter Partes Review Process Growing", Detroit Legal News, December 19, 2013
  • “Hands on Approach”, Detroit Legal News, August 13, 2013
  • "March Madness: Patent Firm Readies for Reforms Coming Next Month", Detroit Legal News, February 8, 2013
  • “Retrospective: IP firm has its roots in 1920s auto industry”, Detroit Legal News, December 12, 2012
  •  "On the Stand: Monte Falcoff", Michigan Lawyers Weekly, October 1, 2012
  • "Creative License: IP attorney gets a kick out of wacky patent ideas", Detroit Legal News, October 1, 2012
  • "Intelligent Design", Michigan Lawyers Weekly, September 10, 2012
  • "Attorney Shares Unusual Case Lore with MSU Law Students", Detroit Legal News, July 27, 2012
  • "The real McCoy: New patent office named after Michigan inventor," The Detroit Legal News, July 17, 2012

     

Exemplary Patents and Trademarks

Honors & Distinctions

  • U.S. News and World Report, Best Lawyers in America, Trademark Law: 2014
  • Michigan State University College of Engineering - AES Distinguished Alumni Award, 2008
  • Wayne Law Review, Note and Comment Editor

Professional Affiliations

  • Michigan State University College of Engineering – Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Applied Engineering Sciences Alumni Advisory Board, 2003-2013.
  • Michigan State University – member of the Engineering Alumni Association Board; 2014-present.
     

Charitable Involvement

  • Boy Scouts of America, Troop 1036, Assistant Scoutmaster
Monte L. Falcoff Attorney

Monte L. Falcoff

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