22 September 2021

Miller Johnson Welcomes Michael Nye to Detroit Office

Miller Johnson welcomes Michael R. Nye, an Intellectual Property attorney and former Principal with Harness Dickey, to the firm’s Detroit office to help lead the firm’s growing IP practice. His hiring marks the fourth IP move in recent months as the statewide firm aggressively builds a world-class IP team. With another addition in southeast Michigan, the firm’s Detroit office features attorneys in practices ranging from business and corporate services, to mergers and acquisitions, education law, private client services, and litigation.

Michael Nye represents clients in all aspects of intellectual property, including protection, enforcement, and monetization of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, with a particular focus on patents in computer- and electrical-related technologies.  He also provides strategic advice on business transactions, providing diligence and analyses in pre- and post-closing matters on M&A transactions.

“I am thrilled to join Miller Johnson, where we are building a top-notch team to better serve the needs of brand new clients as well as clients who have relied on me for years. There are also opportunities to assist Miller Johnson’s extensive client base in navigating patent and intellectual property issues around the world,” said Nye. “Our clients’ business and technology landscape is changing quickly and we strive to be equally nimble in leveraging technological and legal developments to serve their needs.”

“Michael Nye joining our firm is yet another signal of the trusted IP counsel we provide our clients,” said Brandon Griffith, Chair of Miller Johnson’s Intellectual Property practice. “A lot of our clients are engineers or otherwise deeply involved in the engineering function, with an appreciation for lean principles and other standardization techniques. We are building a group that will not lose sight of these concepts as we service our clients.  Adding Michael Nye, and recently Andrew Schmid, further solidifies our group’s collective knowledge and team-based approach.”

With over 17 years of experience, Michael Nye advises some of the world’s most well-known companies, including those in the automotive, consumer electronics, software, IT, and telecommunications industries.

Michael Nye has received numerous recognitions for his work on behalf of clients. Most recently he was named a Best Lawyers Patent Law attorney in 2021 and a Michigan Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” Intellectual Property law from 2015-2019.

Michael Nye was awarded his J.D., with high honors, from Michigan State University College of Law in 2006. He earned his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2001 and his B.S, summa cum laude, in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2000.

About Miller Johnson

Miller Johnson is a full-service firm providing legal counsel to businesses and individuals in corporate matters, employment and labor law, litigation, employee benefits, and private client representation including estate planning and family law. Since 1959, Miller Johnson has been Michigan-based and has served clients worldwide.

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