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Howard & Howard Expands Intellectual Property Practice

Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that Elizabeth V. Johnson has joined the firm. She will practice out of the firm’s Royal Oak office.

Ms. Johnson concentrates her practice in patent and trade secret matters. She has broad based skill in negotiating technology agreements and litigating complex patent cases through trial. With a strong background in electrical engineering, she is well-versed in matters related to a variety of technologies including cell phones, semiconductors, computer and graphics processors, and software. Ms. Johnson has represented clients in all phases of complex multi-defendant, multi-patent matters through multiple trials before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), district courts across the country, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). She has experience recommending patents for assertion in offensive litigation and developing validity and infringement strategies in offensive and defensive litigation.

Ms. Johnson received her B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan in 2006 and her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School in 2009. She is licensed to practice in the State of Michigan and the District of Columbia, as well as before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and several other district courts throughout the country.

Founded in 1869, Howard & Howard is a full-service law firm with a national and international practice that provides legal services to businesses and business owners.  The firm has offices in Michigan (Ann Arbor and Royal Oak); Illinois (Chicago and Peoria); Las Vegas, Nevada; and Los Angeles, California.  Howard & Howard’s major areas of practice include: bankruptcy and creditors’ rights; business and corporate; commercial litigation; employee benefits; environmental; estate planning; franchising; intellectual property; labor, employment and immigration; mergers and acquisitions; real estate; securities; and tax.  Our distinguished backgrounds provide us with a solid understanding of the industries we serve, including, automotive and industrial; cannabis; commodity futures; construction; energy and utilities; financial services; gaming; healthcare; and hospitality. For more information, please visit the firm’s website at