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Intellectual Property & Information Technology

The formation and development of your ideas and creative work is something for you to be proud of, and something for you to benefit from as long as you need or want to. When others threaten to use or take away your creative ideas, it can be a serious blow. Having the right support by your side to guide you through these challenges is more than important – it is critical. From the moment your idea takes a flight to the time it becomes a thriving reality (and beyond), you need to be protected

At Jaffe, we are experienced Intellectual Property (IP) and Information Technology (IT) lawyers. Our broad range of clients includes creative businesses, individuals, entrepreneurs, and investors engaged in e-commerce, web-based business, biotech, manufacturing and distribution, software publishing, literary publishing, and music and entertainment. We also have an active intellectual property practice—trademarks, service marks and domain names—on behalf of core industries, such as automotive, health care, and banking

Our priority is to solve your immediate IP or IT issue. And, we will do that while thinking about what tomorrow may hold. Our cross-disciplinary team will collaborate to provide creative solutions and essential forward-thinking to ensure that your intellectual property is protected today, tomorrow, and well into the future.

Service Index

  • Protect and develop intellectual property rights
  • Trademark and copyright registration
  • Intellectual property licensing
  • Technology and e-commerce transactions, including sourcing
  • Nationwide intellectual property litigation, arbitration and appeals
  • Arbitrators and mediators of intellectual property disputes
  • Coordinate international protection of intellectual property
  • Employment and executive contracts for companies with intellectual property
  • Negotiate technology transfers from universities to the private sector

Intellectual Property & Information Technology

Intellectual Property & Information Technology

News & Representative Matters

November 14, 2019

22 Jaffe Attorneys Named as 2020 Top Lawyers by Dbusiness

SOUTHFIELD, MICH., November 14, 2019 – Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C. CEO Jeffrey M. Weiss announced that 22 attorneys were recognized as 2020 Top Lawyers by DBusiness. The Top Lawyers list is compiled via a peer review survey, polling nearly 20,000 attorneys in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Livingston counties. Each attorney was asked ...

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August 15, 2019

26 Jaffe Attorneys Named as 2020 Best Lawyers in America

SOUTHFIELD, MICH. – Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C. CEO Jeffrey M. Weiss announced that 26 attorneys were recognized as 2020 Best Lawyers in America©, by the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. According to Best Lawyers©, the lists are compiled by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which ten of thousands ...

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April 26, 2019

Cass Cook Joins Jaffe’s Intellectual Property Practice Group

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C., a leading Michigan business law firm, recently hired Cass Cook as a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. He joins the firm with more than 15 years of trademark and intellectual property experience. Cook specializes in domestic and international trademark, copyright and related business matters ...

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Representative Matters

  • Jury trial win for copyright owner accused of wrongfully taking former partner’s works.
  •  Negotiated licenses for a patent holder of novel automotive technology.
  •  Helped restaurant expand its business and license its name in several states.
  •  Represented a software/consulting company in sale of the business.
  •  Successfully represented an author accused of defaming plaintiff in a novel.
  •  Won federal court dismissal for music publisher of competing publisher’s claim to internationally renowned singer/songwriter’s catalog.
  •  Successfully represented microbiological testing equipment manufacturer in federal suit against competitor on patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and other business claims.
  • Successfully represented founder and leader of renowned rock band in trademark infringement suit against former band members seeking to use the band’s name in a reunion tour.
  •  Negotiated publishing agreement for book by national radio talk show host