University Bio - Michael Malinzak

Michael Malinzak

Adjunct Faculty

Contact Info:
Campus: Riverfront Campus
Building: Dowling Hall
Room: N/A
Phone: (248) 641-1600


  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law ‘97
  • B.S., Michigan State University ‘94


Mr. Malinzak’s practice at Harness, Dickey centers around the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the mechanical, electro-mechanical, business methods, control systems, biomedical, and computer arts. He prepares freedom to practice, due diligence, and patent validity opinions, and negotiates agreements for dispute settlement and licensing matters. He has extensive experience assessing intellectual property portfolio strength and value, including the planning of protection and exploitation; and in advising dispute resolution and litigating claims and defenses. Mr. Malinzak also devotes a considerable share of his practice to the counseling of clients in a broad range of intellectual property matters including patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, antitrust, and cyber piracy law.


Law Firm Program: Intellectual Property Law (7020)