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Pfizer Intellectual Property Lawyer Joins Miller Canfield

August 12, 2009

The law firm of Miller Canfield announces that IP lawyer John H. Engelmann, Ph.D. has joined the firm as senior counsel in the Intellectual Property Group.  He brings over 30 years of experience as a lawyer for global pharmaceutical and chemical companies. Engelmann will reside in the firm’s Kalamazoo, Michigan office.

Engelmann joins Miller Canfield from Pfizer, Inc. in Kalamazoo where he was senior corporate counsel of the intellectual property practice, foreign and US patent procurement, and transactional matters. He specializes in patents, trademarks, FDA, regulatory law, and contracts. He has extensive experience in negotiating with regulatory agencies and counseling clients on their patent strategies.

Prior to Pfizer, he worked as IP and patent counsel for major pharmaceutical companies including Pharmacia and Eli Lilly & Company, as well as chemical company Lubrizol Corporation.  

Engelmann is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He received his J.D. and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Illinois.  His post doctorate fellowship is from the State University of New York and his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 

Miller Canfield’s Intellectual Property Group lawyers and patent agents have the technical and legal backgrounds to advise and represent global businesses, entrepreneurs, individual inventors, start-up enterprises and academic institutions in obtaining, protecting, enforcing and licensing intellectual property assets.

Read more in Business Review Western Michigan, "Former Pfizer Counsel Joins Miller Canfield."