I enjoy immersing myself in a client's business and technology, and providing a foundation for their success.

Mr. Engel concentrates his practice in intellectual property law with a focus on obtaining and enforcing patents and trademarks, with a particular emphasis on patent preparation, prosecution, and opinion work.

He represents a wide array of clients from startups to multinational corporations in the automotive, building, chemical, medical, software, and manufacturing industries. Mr. Engel also counsels clients on intellectual property portfolio management and development, both domestically and internationally.

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Intellectual Property

When ideas translate into products, processes, art, or authorship, we help clients protect their innovations and commercialize their work.



  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2012
    • J.D., cum laude, Intellectual Property
  • University of Detroit Mercy, 2000
    • M.S., Economics, Chemistry (MSEC Program)
  • Michigan State University, 1996
    • B.S., Chemistry


  • American Chemical Society
  • Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association


  • Michigan, 2012
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2013

Professional Achievements

  • Michigan Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 2015-2018; 2020-2021



  • Michigan State University College of Law, guess professor, "Patent Application Preparation," 2021, East Lansing, MI.
  • ACS Detroit Rubber Group, 200th Technical Meeting, "Navigating the Rubber Industry Supply Chain From an Intellectual Property Prospective," October 6, 2021
  • ACS Detroit Rubber Group, Fall Technical Meeting, "Leveraging a Competitive Advantage Through Routine Monitoring of Patent Data," November 20,2019.
  • ACS Detroit Rubber Group, 196th Technical Meeting, "The Never-Ending Internal Struggle -- Do I Disclose My Invention and Attempt to Obtain a Patent or Forgo a Paten and Keep It As a Trade Secret?" October 9, 2019
  • Ontario Rubber Group, Spring Meeting, "Increasing the Likelihood of Obtaining Patent Protection on Polymeric Formulations," April 16, 2019, Mississauga, ON, Canada.
  • ACS Detroit Rubber Group, Fall Technical and Lunch Meeting, "Freedom to Operate," November 10, 2018, Novi, MI.
  • ACS Detroit Rubber Group, Fall Technical and Lunch Meeting, "Trade Secret vs. Patent—In the Polymer Industry," October 19, 2015, Royal Oak, MI.
  • ACS Detroit Rubber Group, Annual Meeting, "AIA for Researchers in Industry," October 15, 2013, Dearborn, MI.
  • ACS Detroit Rubber Group, 184th Technical Meeting, "The Practical Impact of the America Invents Act on Research and Development in Industry," October 8, 2013. 



People matter, which is why I support organizations such as Friends of Foster Kids and Cristo Rey High School.

I am a member of the Holy Family Regional School Board and serve as the Holy Family Regional School Facilities Board chairman. I am also a member of the St. Andrews Parish Finance Council.