Mr. Chojnowski focuses his practice in building and maintaining intellectual property value for his clients.

In particular, his practice includes global patent procurement and opinion preparation with an emphasis on patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law. Mr. Chojnowski also counsels clients on clearance/freedom-to-practice issues, as well as on strategies for management of their global intellectual property portfolios.  

Prior to joining Howard & Howard, he gained over 8 years of experience in industry.  While in industry, he worked as an international product development chemist at AkzoNobel Coatings developing coatings for automotive and consumer electronics markets.  Mr. Chojnowski has extensive experience with thin film technology, dry film transfer techniques, and thermoformable coatings. Prior to AkzoNobel, he worked at Magni Industries as an Analytical Chemist where he conducted failure analysis investigations of protective/corrosion resistant coatings.  In addition, he has experience in the pharmaceutical industry where he was also employed as an Analytical Chemist.  Mr. Chojnowski joined Howard & Howard in 2012 as a full-time intern in its intellectual property law internship program while attending law school in the evenings.  

Mr. Chojnowski earned his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School in 2015.  He also earned a M.S. in Polymer and Coating Technology from Eastern Michigan University in 2010 and a B.S. in Chemistry from Western Michigan University in 2005. His thesis involved surface modification of nanoparticles to create solvent free nanofluids, and developing methods to study their resulting rheological properties.  Mr. Chojnowski is licensed to practice in the State of Michigan.  

Daniel R. Chojnowski

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