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Dykema Adds Experienced Intellectual Property Lawyer in Minneapolis

Stephen Komarec Adds Depth to Firm's Capabilities in Worldwide Patent Preparation and Prosecution; Counsels Clients on Patentability of Ideas

March 10, 2014

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announces the addition of Stephen Komarec as senior counsel in its Intellectual Property Group. Komarec, who joins Dykema from Kinney & Lange, a Minneapolis-based IP boutique, joins as senior counsel resident in the firm’s Minneapolis office.

Komarec has extensive experience in worldwide patent preparation and prosecution, including extensive work with foreign counsel to establish global patent portfolios for clients. His practice focuses on all manners of intellectual property protection and defense, including counseling clients on the patentability of ideas, non-infringement opinions, invalidity opinions and re-issue applications.

Kormarec’s industry experience covers a wide array of technologies that include aerospace systems, turbine engines, medical devices, fuel and lubrication systems, heat exchangers, industrial process control systems and computer storage devices.

“Throughout his career, Stephen has helped clients protect and defend their ideas, products and technologies, which often are among companies’ most valued assets,” said Joe Roach, Office Managing Member of Dykema’s Minneapolis office. “His arrival not only adds bench strength to our renowned IP department, but signals the continued growth and expansion of our firm's Minneapolis presence.”

Komarec received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, and his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School.