Local attorney named 2014 Ann Arbor Patent Lawyer of the Year

 Steve Oberholtzer, managing partner of the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., has been  named the 2014 Ann Arbor Patent Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers. He holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Kettering University, formerly known as the General Motors Institute, and received his J.D. from the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University.  He is a member of the Licensing Executives Society.

His practice focuses on patent and trademark counseling, corporate intellectual property policy development and administration, technology licensing, joint development and joint venture relationship agreements. 
Oberhotlzer also has experience in United States Patent and Trademark Office administrative proceedings including interferences, re-examinations, re-issues, trademark oppositions and patent application preparation and prosecution.