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Stolarski Joins Dykema’s Intellectual Property Group

June 22, 2010


Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of Michael Stolarski to its Intellectual Property Department as a member in the firm’s Chicago office. Stolarski was previously a partner in the Intellectual Property practice at Howrey LLP. His arrival comes on the heels of Eric Fingerhut joining the firm’s Intellectual Property Department in Washington, D.C. from Howrey in March.

"Michael has an impressive track record in high-level, high-stakes patent licensing and litigation with a variety of companies in the semiconductor, telecommunications and consumer electronics industries," said Rex Schlaybaugh, Dykema’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "The addition of a lawyer with his many talents will add considerable depth to our already impressive Intellectual Property team and underscores the firm’s commitment to expand our capabilities in this area."

Stolarski focuses his practice on Intellectual Property licensing, counseling and litigation of IP. He has significant experience in all aspects of litigation of complex commercial and intellectual property matters including patent, trademark, copyright, trade dress, and trade secret matters. He has also negotiated numerous license agreements and established IP licensing programs generating substantial royalty revenues for his clients.

A frequent speaker and author on intellectual property issues, Stolarski has testified as an expert witness on IP licensing issues and agreements in several cases. Stolarski is a member of the Intellectual Property Owners Association, the Licensing Executives Society and Lawyers for the Creative Arts.

He received a J.D. from Boston University School of Law and a B.A. from Northwestern University.

Dykema’s attorneys counsel clients on all aspects of the procurement, management, and enforcement of intellectual property rights. The firm’s intellectual property attorneys, including numerous attorneys who are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, prepare, prosecute and enforce patents in a diverse range of industries including automotive, communications, computer, electronics biotechnology, chemical and consumer products. For more information on Dykema’s Intellectual Property Department, please visit