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 start-ups 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.
to joining Howard & Howard, Mr. Engel gained over 10 years of experience in
the automotive and chemical industries. While in industry, he worked as a
project leader at National Starch & Chemical where he provided technical
solutions and moved new adhesive technologies to market. He also worked at Sika
Corporation for several years holding numerous positions, such as chemist,
research scientist, and production manager, where he developed and manufactured
acoustic and structural materials and products for automotive, industrial,
building, and construction markets.
Mr. Engel received a B.S. in Chemistry from Michigan
State University in 1996 and a M.S. in Chemistry (MSEC Program) from the
University of Detroit Mercy in 2000. Mr. Engel joined Howard & Howard in
2008 as a full-time intern in its intellectual property law internship program
while attending law school in the evenings and in 2012 received his J.D., cum
laude, from Thomas M. Cooley Law School with a concentration in
intellectual property. He is licensed to practice in the State of Michigan and
before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.