With more than thirty-five years of experience, Eric M. Dobrusin concentrates his practice on patent counseling and strategic patent prosecution, with particular emphasis in the fields of materials science (including plastics, ceramics, metals, and electronic materials), biomedical, food processing and packaging, and automotive technologies.
Eric has been active through the years in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) for intellectual property disputes. He has served in United States District Court patent litigation as a Special Master and as a mediator in multiple intellectual property proceedings. Eric has been an author of all editions of “Intellectual Property Culture: Strategy and Compliance” (LexisNexis) and “Intellectual Property Litigation – Pretrial Practice” (Wolters Kluwer).
In 2023, Michigan Lawyers WeeklyTM selected Eric as a member of its Hall of Fame Class of 2023. In 2013, Michigan Lawyers WeeklyTM named Eric one of its “Leaders in the Law,” and he has received numerous peer recognition honors, including SuperLawyers®, Best Lawyers®, and DBusiness Magazine Top Lawyers. He previously served as the President of the Michigan Intellectual Property American Inn of Court.
Eric currently serves on the National Board of Directors for the American Technion Society, and on the International Board of Governors of Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. He also is the Chair-Elect of the nonprofit Common Ground, which provides mental health-oriented services for individuals in crisis.