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Grand Rapids Law Firm Price Heneveld LLP Grows By Adding Two Experienced Patent Attorneys

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Grand Rapids law firm Price Heneveld LLP is pleased to announce the additions of Michael T. Hages and Daniel R. Hoovler.

Michael T. Hages joins Price Heneveld as an experienced intellectual property attorney. Before joining the Price Heneveld team, Mr. Hages gained valuable experience in his previous positions at prestigious general practice and boutique intellectual property law firms. His practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of utility and design patents for consumer electronics, footwear, medical devices, and user-interfaces, as well as for motor vehicles, semiconductor packaging, drug delivery products, and food and beverage production devices. His past engineering experience in mechanical engineering includes working at Herman Miller in Holland and Genomic Solutions in Ann Arbor. Mr. Hages received his law degree with honor from the University of Dayton in 2005 and earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan in 2002. Mr. Hages is a member of the state bars of New Jersey and New York.

Daniel R. Hoovler joins the firm as an associate and his practice focuses on patent preparation and prosecution in the mechanical, manufacturing, computer, and electrical arts. Mr. Hoovler is returning to West Michigan following his previous experience working as an associate patent attorney at Brinks Gilson & Lione. During Law school he held an externship position at MSU Technologies in East Lansing and worked as a private consultant for automotive projects through his own company, Hoovler Enterprises LLC. Before attending law school, Mr. Hoovler was an automotive project engineer at Perceptron, Inc. He also worked in manufacturing engineering at Blackmer in Grand Rapids. Mr. Hoovler received his law degree from Michigan State University College of Law in 2012. He is currently an M.S. candidate in electrical and computer engineering, and earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering in 2005 from Grand Valley State University. Mr. Hoovler is a member of the State Bar of Michigan.

Price Heneveld LLP is an internationally recognized law partnership founded in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1952. The firm specializes in patent, trademark, and copyright causes, technology-related law, international trade law, unfair competition, trade secrets, antitrust matters, and related law. Find out more about Price Heneveld at

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