DECEMBER 9, 2014

Howard & Howard Expands Royal Oak Office

Royal Oak, Michigan, December 9, 2014: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that Christopher J. Worrel has joined the firm. He will practice out of the firm’s Royal Oak Office.
Christopher J. Worrel concentrates his practice in intellectual property with a focus on the preparation and prosecution of mechanical and electrical patent applications and office action responses. His practice also includes patent validity and infringement opinions; IP due diligence for new product introduction and technology acquisition; and negotiation and counseling regarding technology agreements.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Worrel worked as in-house counsel for a major manufacturer of photovoltaic devices where he was responsible for counseling diverse project teams in targeted IP development, managing contract negotiation for technical engagements, and directing prosecution and portfolio management activities across multiple product and technological fields. He has also worked with a university technology transfer office indentifying technology for potential licensing opportunities. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Worrel worked as an engineer for an FDA-regulated electromechanical medical device manufacturer where he developed and supported manufacturing processes for new and existing products.
Mr. Worrel received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Toledo College of Law in 2011, where he was an editor with the Law Review and competed with the Moot Court Team nationally as well as internationally in Bejing China. He earned his B.S.E., cum laude, from the University of Michigan in 2006. He is licensed to practice in the State of Michigan and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

About Howard & Howard

Founded in 1869, Howard & Howard is a full-service law firm with a national and international practice that provides legal services to businesses and business owners. The firm has offices in Michigan (Ann Arbor and Royal Oak); Illinois (Chicago and Peoria); and Las Vegas, Nevada. Howard & Howard’s major areas of practice include: bankruptcy and creditors’ rights; business and corporate; commercial litigation; employee benefits; environmental; estate planning; franchising; intellectual property; labor, employment and immigration; mergers and acquisitions; real estate; securities; and tax. Our distinguished backgrounds provide us with a solid understanding of the industries we serve, including, automotive and industrial; construction; energy and utilities; financial services; gaming; healthcare; and hospitality. For more information, please visit the firm’s website at

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