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Michael T. Fluhler Partner

Tel (248) 594-0643
Fax (248) 594-0610

Practice Areas


Chicago-Kent College of Law

  • J.D., Intellectual Property Law Certificate

Purdue University

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

State Bar of Michigan

State Bar of Illinois

Organizations & Affiliations

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA)

Licensing Executives Society (LES)

Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)

American Bar Association (ABA)

Detroit Economic Club (DEC)

Honors & Awards


  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2016
  • IAM Strategy 300 Recognized Individual 2016
  • Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly “Up & Coming Lawyer” 2015


Michael T. Fluhler is a partner of the firm and a registered patent attorney with extensive experience in prosecuting, licensing, and monetizing intellectual property for all types of electro-mechanical, software, and medical technologies as well as drafting and negotiating a broad range of intellectual property and license agreements.   Michael’s practice also includes IP strategy, patent litigation, inter partes review (IPR), due diligence, portfolio management, IP and license audits, and patent and trade secret policies.  He is chair of the firm’s Medical Device practice group, co-chair of the Michigan Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society (LES), vice-chair of the LES Aerospace and Transportation Committee, and chair of the Case Law Review Subcommittee for AIPLA’s Licensing and Management of IP Assets Committee.  Michael has been recognized as one of the top IP strategists worldwide by Intellectual Asset Magazine’s IAM Strategy 300, as a Rising Star in the top 2.5% of attorneys by Super Lawyers, and as one of the top 30 Up and Coming Lawyers by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.

IAM Strategy 300 Recommended Individual