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Miller Canfield Lawyers Speak at MSU-FBI Alliance Conference on Intellectual Property and ITAR

October 9, 2012

The law firm of Miller Canfield announces that principals Matthew P. Allen and Joseph D. Gustavus recently spoke at the Michigan State University (MSU) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Alliance Conference in Lansing, Mich.  Allen’s presentation was “Commercial & Public Interest Use of IP in the Information Age: Understanding Title to Inventions Among Industry, Universities, Researchers, and the Government.” Gustavus presented on “ITAR + Export Controls Trends and Developments for Universities.”

The all-day conference included remarks from the FBI Detroit Office and MSU President Lou Anna Simon.

Allen resides in Miller Canfield’s Troy, Mich. office and is a business, securities, and intellectual property litigator and trial lawyer who has tried and arbitrated a wide variety of intellectual property, securities, and business disputes in a wide array of forums.  His significant intellectual property litigation experience includes representing companies in international corporate espionage investigations and prosecutions, and in national and international IP litigation and arbitration.  He received his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School and his B.A. from the State University of New York College at Fredonia.

Gustavus resides in the firm’s Troy, Mich. office and is a corporate attorney representing multinational clients primarily in the automotive, defense, aerospace, software and information technology sectors.  He assists clients with their complex domestic and international acquisitions and commercial transactions, ITAR and export control compliance issues, corporate governance and with building, demonstrating, and protecting the value of their intellectual property rights. He received his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School and his B.A. from Michigan State University.