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Troy Attorney Philip Rettig Named Practice Department Manager for Dickinson Wright’s Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation Practices

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Philip Rettig has been appointed Practice Department Manager for the firm’s Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation practices. His appointment is effective March 1, 2016. In this role, Mr. Rettig will be responsible for managing Dickinson Wright’s team of Intellectual Property attorneys.

Mr. Rettig is a Member in the firm’s Troy office and focuses his practice on all aspects of patent, trademark, trade secret and licensing matters as well as counseling clients in strategic portfolio management. Prior to beginning his legal career, he worked in the automotive industry and held various product engineering and sales positions. He began his legal career in 1988 and concentrated his practice on obtaining and enforcing patents, trademarks and copyrights for clients in various fields, with a particular emphasis in the automotive industry. In addition to over 20 years as a Partner at another IP law firm, he served as Vice President, General Counsel for a Tier I automotive supplier. Mr. Rettig is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association. He received his B.S.M.E. from Kettering University and his J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law.

The Dickinson Wright Intellectual Property team offers in-depth experience in all aspects of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, employment relationships and intellectual property litigation. Each of our patent lawyers has significant experience and technical degrees, and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. We have significant experience in litigating IP-related issues in courts at all levels and before the U.S. Copyright Office and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Additionally, Dickinson Wright is one of the very few law firms in the country with its own “IP Academy” where practicing attorneys train law students to become intellectual property lawyers. To learn more about our Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation practices, please visit us at

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 400 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has fifteen offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and eight other domestic offices in Columbus, Ohio; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn. (2); Las Vegas, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Reno, Nev.; 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.