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Four Dickinson Wright Attorneys Named to Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars 2015

DETROIT, Mich., June 15, 2015 – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that four attorneys from the firm have been named to Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars 2015. The attorneys named in this year’s edition are John S. Artz, Fred W. Hathaway, William H. Honaker, and Daniel D. Quick.

John S. Artz is a Member in the firm’s Troy office. He has been lead counsel for many companies in intellectual property and commercial litigation matters. He is co-chair of Dickinson Wright’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group and focuses on patent, trade secret, trademark and copyright litigation. He also actively counsels clients on patent and trademark prosecution and clearance matters. Mr. Artz is a past President of the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association and is currently a co-chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Federal Bar Association for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Fred W. Hathaway is a Member in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. His practice is focused on domestic and international trademark counseling, clearance and prosecution, trademark litigation before the TTAB, and trademark and domain name disputes and litigation. He is a member of the American Intellectual Property Association, the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Law Section, and the Adjunct Professor Special Interest Group of the International Trademark Association.

William H. Honaker is the Practice Department Manager for the firm’s Intellectual Property, Patents & Patent Litigation, Trademarks, and Copyrights Practice Groups. With over 25 years of experience, he has extensive knowledge and expertise in all aspects of patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright matters including litigation in a broad range of technologies/industries. He evaluates patents, trademarks and copyrights on behalf of clients along with advising clients on the protection of inventions, trademarks and copyrightable subject matter. He is the former Chairman of the State Bar of Michigan’s Intellectual Property Law Section and is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the International Trademark Association.

Daniel D. Quick is the Practice Department Manager for the firm’s Commercial Litigation, Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Sports & Entertainment Practice Groups. He served as lead counsel for Universal Music Group and related entities and associated artists in a copyright litigation, commercial disputes and defamation actions in several states. He has also served as lead counsel in a variety of other copyright, trade secret and patent litigation matters. Mr. Quick is Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Litigation Committee and is the Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Subcommittee of the Commercial & Business Litigation Committee.

Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars 2015 is the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to leading IP firms and lawyers. Managing Intellectual Property’s researchers in London, New York and Hong Kong collected market information, analyzed it and ranked firms in tiers, based on the feedback received from thousands of practitioners. To learn more, visit

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright is a general practice business law firm with more than 380 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has thirteen offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and six other domestic offices in Columbus, Ohio; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canada office is located in Toronto.

The firm offers clients a distinctive combination of superb client service and exceptional quality. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.