Harness Dickey Elects Three New Principals in its Troy Office

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January 03, 2018
Harness Dickey (, one of the country’s largest and most respected intellectual property law firms, recently announced as of January, 1, 2018 that patent attorneys Kiyoshi Kozu, Timothy Martin and Steven Wangerow have been named among the firm’s newly elected Principals for 2018.  The three attorneys work in the firm’s Metro Detroit headquarters.
“We are excited to have Kiyoshi, Tim and Steve as principals of the firm,” said Harness Dickey Principal Michael Wiggins. “They have each shown a strong commitment to our clients and we’re confident that their experience and knowledge will continue to benefit our clients for years to come.”
Kozu has worked in intellectual property law for more than two decades in both Japan and the United States. He applies his skills and experience in licensing and litigation, as well as in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications to the variety of domestic and international IP matters in which he is currently involved. Kozu serves as an ambassador to the firm’s Japan-based and Japanese-speaking clients.
Kozu earned his J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and received his B.S. of Engineering in Management Science from Tokyo University of Science. He is a member of the Japan Business Society of Detroit, the State Bar of Michigan and the District Columbia Bar.
Martin primarily focuses on preparing and prosecuting domestic and international patent applications. He handles patents from a broad range of technologies, including mechanical, electromechanical, biomechanical, automotive, controls and electrical arts.
Martin received his J.D. from Wayne State University, and graduated from the University of Michigan with a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and the University of Kansas with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association, the State Bar of Michigan and the Oakland County Bar Association. In addition, Martin is a member of the OCBA Race Judicata Committee.
Wangerow’s practice includes preparing invalidity, patentability and freedom-to-practice opinions, as well as preparing and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications related to the mechanical, electromechanical and biomedical arts.
Wangerow graduated cum laude with a J.D. from Wayne State University. He also received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University. Wangerow is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association. He is past vice president of the Wayne Intellectual Property Student Association.
About Harness Dickey
Harness Dickey has obtained more than 60,000 patents for its clients since its founding in 1921.  Currently ranked seventh among the nation’s top patent firms in a 2016 poll by IPWatchdog, Harness Dickey safeguards critical IP assets on a global scale for Fortune 500 companies, private and public businesses, universities, inventors, artists and entrepreneurs.  Harness Dickey has offices in the metropolitan areas of Dallas, Detroit, St. Louis and Washington, D.C.  Visit and follow @harnessdickey for more information.
Andrea Gabrisch, Marketing Coordinator
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