Bliss McGlynn, PC joins Howard & Howard

Daniel H. Bliss

450 W. Fourth Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067-2557

Office: (248) 723-0389

Cell: (248) 885-1414

Fax: (248) 645-1568

dhb@h2law.com

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Daniel H. Bliss

Mr. Bliss is an accomplished, quality-focused leader with a comprehensive background in law and business operations management with extensive transactional and litigation experience in a broad range of legal fields, including intellectual property, contract, and corporate legal issues.  Mr. Bliss manages all phases of intellectual property litigation, including case preparation, analysis, and execution and has experience appearing before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and various federal courts throughout the United States.

Mr. Bliss works with multinational corporations and consortiums in obtaining, managing, evaluating, and licensing intellectual property.  His scope of expertise spans a wide range of technology including mechanical, electrical, chemical, materials, computer software, and business methods.

Mr. Bliss served as an expert on patent law and patent office procedure on several occasions.  He testified as an expert on patent law and patent office procedure at trial in connection with Sundance, Inc. and Merlot Tarpaulin & SideKit Mfg. Co., Inc.  v. DeMonte Fabricating Ltd. and Quick Draw Tarpaulin Systems, Inc. and Walter DeMonte, Civil Action No. 02-73543, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Mr. Bliss prepared and filed over 50 patent applications for an automotive original equipment manufacturer for an electronically-controlled automatic transmission. One of these patent applications produced the patent that won invention of the year in 1990 by the Intellectual Property Organization.  He also managed a team of attorneys that prepared and filed over 50 patent applications for a hybrid vehicle for an automotive original equipment manufacturer. Under his leadership, the team obtained the disclosures from a contract supplier, drafted the patent applications and then filed them all on the same day.

Mr. Bliss is admitted to practice in Michigan, and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  He is also admitted to practice before the Eastern and Western Districts for the State of Michigan, the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Bliss is a Past President – Michigan Intellectual Patent Law Association, Past Chair – Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, President – Michigan State College of Law Alumni Association, and Past Secretary and Treasurer – Michigan Technological University Alumni Association.  Mr. Bliss has served as a director on various boards including corporations, associations, and non-profits.

For two decades, Mr. Bliss, along with his partner, Gerald E. McGlynn, III, and their associates, have served the global intellectual property community from their firm, Bliss McGlynn, P.C.  In June 2013, Bliss McGlynn, P.C. joined the firm of Howard and Howard where they continue to practice today.

Gerald E. McGlynn, III

450 W. Fourth Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067-2557

Office: (248) 723-0335

Fax: (248) 645-1568

gem3@h2law.com

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Gerald E. McGlynn, III

Mr. McGlynn concentrates his practice in the area of intellectual property law including all phases of the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, trademarks and copyrights in the United States and foreign countries, including intellectual property licensing, and litigation before various federal district courts throughout the Unites States.  In this capacity, he oversees worldwide patent and trademark portfolios owned by his clients.  In addition to his extensive litigation experience, Mr. McGlynn has served as both a facilitative mediator and expert witness in numerous cases including United States Patent Office procedural matters related to the infringement and validity of patents.

Mr. McGlynn brings his clients a diverse range of legal expertise: counseling authors, artisans, manufacturers and software corporations to ensure they have in place appropriate copyright and trade secret protection.  He represents a full range of clients from large, multinational, multimillion and multibillion dollar corporations to individual inventors and trademark owners.

In 1984, Mr. McGlynn earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. His undergraduate studies included an emphasis in advanced thermodynamics, gas turbine theory and design, internal combustion engines and nuclear power.  While pursuing his undergraduate degree in engineering, Jerry was employed by Pontiac Motors in Product Engineering as a member of the Intake, Exhaust, Emission and Fuel Design Staff.  Thereafter he was employed full time at the intellectual property law firm of Reising, Ethington, Barnard, Perry and Milton.  During this period, he also attended Detroit College of Law where he served as Editor and then Managing Editor for the Law Review.  He received a Juris Doctorate Degree from Detroit College of Law, cum laude, in 1988.  In 1994, he co-founded the firm of Bliss McGlynn, P.C.

Mr. McGlynn is admitted to practice in Michigan, and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  He is also admitted to practice before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit as well as several district courts throughout the country.

He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Oakland County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Michigan Patent Law Association, and the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

For two decades, Mr. McGlynn, along with his partner, Daniel H. Bliss, and their associates, have served the global intellectual property community from their firm, Bliss McGlynn, P.C.  In June 2013, Bliss McGlynn, P.C. joined the firm of Howard and Howard where they continue to practice today.