Mr. Haidle concentrates his practice in patent, trademark and trade secret law. He is group leader of Howard & Howard's Intellectual Property practice.

Over the course of  his career, he has prepared and prosecuted an extraordinary array of patent applications for mechanical and electro-mechanical systems, including: automotive interiors; braking, cable, pedal, seating and steering assemblies; vehicle door and window seals; vehicle shifters; axles; climate control systems; extruders; bottle-filling machines; printing presses; marine products; medical devices; and semi-automatic firearms.

In addition, Mr. Haidle has prosecuted numerous computer algorithm patent and method-of-doing-business applications. He was co-counsel for the patent holder in the noted KSR Int. vs. Teleflex Inc. intellectual property case, in which the U.S. Supreme Court made its seminal ruling concerning the issues of obviousness as applied to patent claims. He has also drafted and negotiated numerous patent and trademark licenses on behalf of licensors and licensees and been involved in various IP due diligence projects for a number of mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Haidle regularly trains and mentors young law students through Howard & Howard's IP Intern Program. The firm's unique law clerk arrangement brings candidates with engineering or equivalent technical degrees to work full-time in its IP practice while attending law school. Mr. Haidle, who also holds a degree in Aerospace Engineering, and his IP practice colleagues have developed their IP Intern Program into a model for the industry. During his undergraduate studies, he worked with NASA and Morton Thiokol and emphasized his studies in structural mechanics, fluid dynamics, high-speed aerodynamics, and propulsion systems.
Mr. Haidle received his J.D., cum laude, from the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University in 1998. He is admitted in the State of Michigan and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and the U.S. Supreme Court.  
Mr. Haidle is a co-author of the Patent, Trademark, and Copyright section of the Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education Business Forms Book.

Samuel J. Haidle

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Royal Oak, MI 48067-2557
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