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.