An accomplished patent, trademark, and copyright attorney, Erin Klug counsels large corporations, innovative companies, and solo entrepreneurs regarding intellectual property opportunities and strategy.
Erin guides clients in various industries through the application and registration processes and enforces those rights once granted. Her patent experience in mechanical and electrical arts is broad, including automotive, chassis systems, brake assemblies, sensors, control systems, medical devices, consumer goods, packaging, and mobile applications. Erin regularly prepares license agreements, clearance opinions, novelty opinions, and infringement opinions. When disagreements turn into disputes, she works with her clients to resolve them fairly and equitably.
Erin knows that sometimes, however, choosing not to pursue a patent or trademark is the smarter move. By assessing the financial investment, monetization and commercial viability, licensing and marketing options, and the cost to protect IP assets and portfolios, Erin offers clear, straightforward advice that enables clients to make strategic decisions.
Appreciated for conserving clients’ bottom lines, Erin is forthright regarding where clients should invest when it comes to wise legal spending. She is at her best when faced with the intellectual challenge of quickly getting up to speed on new technological and scientific innovation and proves time and again her ability to translate differing levels of tech and science understanding to a business’s various constituents. Whether Erin is working with entrepreneurs, in-house counsel, presidents and CEOs, marketing teams, or R&D departments and individual engineers, she is valued for being a smart lawyer who is agile when it comes to problem-solving and focused when it comes to realizing commercial goals.
Her practical approach and sage advice have earned Erin her clients’ trust, respect, and accolades from peers in the legal and business communities. WTR 1000, Crain’s Detroit Business, DBusiness Magazine, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, and other publications have honored Erin for her achievements. She has also been recognized for her leadership and contributions to the community by the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan and the Oakland County Executive.
Before joining Dobrusin, Erin led the intellectual property group at a 180-attorney, full-service law firm with nine offices in Michigan and Florida.