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Rader, Fishman & Grauer Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Bloomfield Hills, MI -- Two attorneys at the leading national intellectual property law firm of Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC in Bloomfield Hills were once again recognized by The Best Lawyers in America, one of the most respected peer-review publications in the nation. They are Richard D. Grauer of Huntington Woods and Michael B. Stewart of Birmingham.

Published since 1983, THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA is widely regarded as the preeminent referral guide to the legal profession in the United States. THE BEST LAWYERS lists, representing 57 specialties in all 50 states and Washington, DC, are compiled through an exhaustive peer-review survey in which thousands of the top lawyers in the U.S. confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current 25th anniversary edition is based on more than 2 million confidential evaluations of lawyers by other top lawyers in the country. Because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in BEST LAWYERS is considered a singular honor.

The Rader, Fishman & Grauer attorneys chosen as BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA are highly experienced intellectual property lawyers whose practices focus on patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret strategies, dispute resolution, litigation and licensing. As a firm, Rader, Fishman & Grauer has received numerous accolades and awards from the legal profession.

Richard D. Grauer (Huntington Woods), a founding member of Rader, Fishman & Grauer with more than 40 years of intellectual property experience, was elected to the distinguished Academy of Court-Appointed Masters and helps decide complex patent cases in U.S. District Courts. Grauer also serves on the CPR Technology Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, is a Court-Certified Facilitative Mediator in intellectual property disputes and a frequent expert witness in patent trials. Grauer holds a juris doctor, with honors, from George Washington University; master of science in automotive engineering from Chrysler Institute of Engineering and a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan.

Michael B. Stewart (Birmingham), both a founding and a managing member of Rader, Fishman & Grauer, has worked in a wide range of technical areas in domestic and foreign intellectual property matters, including merger and acquisitions, prosecution and litigation. Stewart’s breadth of experience has enabled him to apply a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary approach to maximize the scope of intellectual property protection and beneficial usage for his clients. In addition to being listed among THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA, Stewart was recognized by Crain’s Detroit Business among the "40 under 40" business leaders to watch. He is also listed in Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who in American Law. Stewart holds a juris doctor, cum laude; master of science in aerospace engineering; bachelor of science, magna cum laude, in mechanical engineering; and a bachelor of arts, with distinction, in English, all from the University of Michigan.

About Rader Fishman & Grauer

Rader, Fishman & Grauer is a leading intellectual property firm in the United States, consistently ranking in the top 10 percent in the number of new patents and trademarks nationwide (IP Today). The firm is a leader in intellectual property litigation and operates its own state-of-the-art, high-tech courtroom. Its practice is limited exclusively to patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and associated litigation, licensing, freedom-to-use opinions and due diligence investigations. Rader, Fishman & Grauer provides intellectual property legal counsel and services in 220 countries from offices in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Washington, D.C.; Salt Lake City and Tokyo.

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