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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

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

Intellectual Property & Information Technology

Intellectual Property & Information Technology


June 16, 2021

Lauren Edelman Willens Joins Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss. P.C.

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., June 16, 2021 — Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C. recently welcomed new attorney Lauren Edelman Willens to their Southfield office. She joins the firm’s team of experienced professionals as Of Counsel to the Intellectual Property & Information Technology practice group. Jaffe CEO Jeffrey M. Weiss made the announcement. Willens brings a high ...

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November 23, 2020

Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss Named to The Best Law Firms List For 2021

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Nov. 23, 2020 – Best Lawyers, the oldest and most highly respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide, has named Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss to the 2021 class of “Best Law Firms.” Jaffe CEO Jeffrey M. Weiss made the announcement. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based solely on peer review. ...

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August 24, 2020

27 Jaffe Attorneys Honored as 2021 Best Lawyers In America

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Aug. 24, 2020 – Best Lawyers, the oldest and most highly respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide, has named 27 attorneys at Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss to the 2021 class of “Best Lawyers in America.” Jaffe CEO Jeffrey M. Weiss made the announcement. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based ...

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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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