John M. Collins

John M. CollinsJohn joined Hovey Williams in 1972 after completing law school and receiving his Juris Doctor degree. Today, he works in the firm’s patent prosecution practice, as well as client counseling in all areas of intellectual property. John’s specialties include patent prosecution, trade secrets, and licensing. His current work primarily focuses on extrusion technology, pharmaceutical chemistry, magnetic induction heating technology, and the full spectrum of mechanical and chemical arts.

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Todd A. Gangel

Todd A. GangelTodd specializes in litigating intellectual property disputes. Before joining the firm in February 2013, Todd spent 10 years representing Fortune 500 companies and other large and small corporate clients in all aspects of commercial and product-liability disputes.

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Randall W. Schwartz

Randall W. Schwartz

Randall’s intellectual property law practice specializes in the preparation and prosecution of utility and design patent applications.  He also counsels clients about securing protection under multiple intellectual property regimes, including utility patents, design patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.  Randall serves clients across a diverse range of technological fields, including consumer products, agricultural equipment, medical devices, turbomachinery, the oil and gas industry, aircraft, and specialized manufacturing systems.  

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Dianne M. Smith-Misemer

Dianne M. Smith-MisemerDianne has devoted her entire legal career to intellectual property, specializing in trademark and copyright law.  Dianne’s years of experience in prosecution, transactional and litigation matters gives her a unique skill set that spans the life cycle of intellectual property from conception and registration through commercialization and enforcement.  Based in the Midwest, Dianne’s expertise in trademark and copyright law also translates to efficiency and significant economy for clients who rely on her to protect their company’s most valuable assets.

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