Mr. McGlynn concentrates his practice in the area of intellectual property law including all phases of the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, trademarks and copyrights in the United States and foreign countries, as well as intellectual property licensing, and litigation before various federal district courts throughout the Unites States.
In this capacity, he oversees worldwide patent and trademark portfolios owned by his clients. In addition to his extensive litigation experience, Mr. McGlynn has served as both a facilitative mediator and expert witness on United States Patent Office procedural matters related to the infringement and validity of patents in a number of cases.
Mr. McGlynn brings his clients a diverse range of legal experience counseling authors, artisans, manufacturers and software corporations to ensure they have in place appropriate copyright and trade secret protection. He represents a full range of clients from large, multinational, multimillion and multibillion dollar corporations to individual inventors, authors and trademark owners.
In 1984, Mr. McGlynn earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. His undergraduate studies included an emphasis in advanced thermodynamics, gas turbine theory and design, internal combustion engines and nuclear power. While pursuing his undergraduate degree in engineering, Mr. McGlynn was employed by Pontiac Motors Product Engineering as a member of the Intake, Exhaust, Emission and Fuel Design Staff. Thereafter he was employed full time at an intellectual property law firm. During this period, he also attended Detroit College of Law where he served as Editor and then Managing Editor for the Law Review. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Detroit College of Law in 1988. In 1994, he co-founded the firm of Bliss McGlynn, P.C.
Mr. McGlynn is admitted to practice in Michigan, and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is also admitted to practice before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit as well as several district courts throughout the country. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Oakland County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Michigan Patent Law Association, and the American Intellectual Property Law Association.
For two decades, Mr. McGlynn, along with his partner, Daniel H. Bliss, and their associates, served the global intellectual property community from the firm, Bliss McGlynn, P.C. In July 2013, Bliss McGlynn, P.C. joined the firm of Howard & Howard.