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State Bar of Michigan, Intellectual Property Law Section

State Bar of Michigan, Business Law Section

State Bar of Michigan, Computer Law Section

American Bar Association, Litigation Section

American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section

Detroit Bar Association

Washtenaw County Bar Association

Justinian Honorary Law Society of the Syracuse University College of Law

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Michigan
  • New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan 
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit


Syracuse University College of Law, J.D. 

  • cum laude

Oakland University, B.A.

Robert J. Pineau

Of Counsel

Robert J. Pineau has more than 27 years of experience as an intellectual property and business practitioner and litigator.  

His intellectual property practice includes all aspects of copyright and trademark law and registrations as well as domestic and cross-border licensing and trade secret disputes.   His multifaceted litigation practice includes intellectual property, business, franchise and real estate disputes.  Robert served as lead counsel on a number of published and ground breaking decisions.  Robert represents clients at the trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts.

Robert regularly represents and counsels business clients on corporate formation and day-to-day issues and well as ongoing business and personal counseling.

Robert has published articles in professional and trade publications and has lectured on a variety of topics related to his areas of practice.

Robert has been awarded and maintains the Martindale-Hubbell AV rating, reflecting preeminence in legal ability and integrity.

Representative Matters

Sun Valley Foods, Co., v. Ward, 460 Mich 230 (1999)

Township of Casco v. Michigan Boundary Commission, 243 Mich App 392 (2004)

Township of Casco v. Secretary of State, 472 Mich 566 (2005)

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