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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 – 2018
  • IAM Strategy 300 Recognized Individual 2016 – 2018
  • Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly “Up & Coming Lawyer” 2015


Michael T. Fluhler is a patent attorney and trusted advisor to inventors, investors, and operating companies in securing and leveraging intellectual assets to optimize the competitive advantage, reduce risks and increase returns.   Michael’s intellectual property (IP) practice includes preparation and prosecution, litigation, inter partes review (IPR), transactions and licensing.  This includes utility and design patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, data rights and IP agreements for all types of electro-mechanical, medical, software, data and intelligent systems.  Michael implements IP strategies to help his clients drive winning companies.

Michael holds leadership roles in numerous professional and community organizations.  He is a mentor for “Financing Technology Commercialization: A Venture Capital Practicum” at University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.  Michael serves as the vice-chair of the IP Transactions Committee for American Intellectual Property Association (AIPLA), the incoming chair of the High Tech Sector for the Licensing Executives Society (LES) and a co-chair for the LES Michigan Chapter.   Michael is also a den leader for Cub Scout Troop 366 of Oxford, Michigan.

Michael is one of the top attorneys in Michigan and top IP strategists worldwide.   He has been recognized by Intellectual Asset magazine’s IAM Strategy 300, selected to the Michigan Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list – only 2.5% of lawyers in Michigan are selected, and as one of the top 30 “Up and Coming Lawyers” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.


IAM Strategy 300 Recommended Individual