Attorneys & Agents

Paul J. Palinski is a registered Patent Attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  He received his Juris Doctorate degree from Michigan State University College of Law, and completed his graduate and undergraduate studies in Manufacturing Operations and Mechanical Engineering, respectively, at Kettering University.  Paul concentrates his practice in patent counseling and strategic patent prosecution, with particular emphasis in the mechanical, electromechanical, and biomedical technologies. He represents a broad list of clients ranging from multi-national companies to individual inventors.

Before joining The Dobrusin Law Firm, Mr. Palinski was employed with another Detroit-area law firm specializing in intellectual property.  Before that, he worked in various legal capacities in New York City, Washington D.C., and throughout Michigan.  Before practicing law, Paul was an engineer in the automotive industry, where he was responsible for the design, engineering, manufacturing, and quality of various interior and exterior automotive components.

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • Illinois
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan
    • Juris Doctor
  • Kettering University
    • Master of Science in Manufacturing Operations
  • Kettering University
    • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, 2020 to present
  • SuperLawyers® Rising Stars, 2016 to present
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly™ Up & Coming Lawyers, 2019
  • Michigan Top Lawyer, 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Council Member, Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Detroit Economic Club
    • Career Readiness Academy Mentor

Community Involvement

  • McLaren Oakland
    • Member, Board of Directors
  • Kettering University
    • Alumni Ambassador