Margaret A. Dobrowitsky

Of Counsel


Margaret A. Dobrowitsky



Contact Information

Office: 734-418-6347
Fax: 734-418-3320

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  • Juris Doctor, Detroit College of Law (now the College of Law at Michigan State University), magna cum laude, (1992)
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in computer architecture, Wayne State University, summa cum laude, (1986)


  • State of Michigan
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan


Margaret A. Dobrowitsky has more than twenty years of experience in the practice of intellectual property law. She specializes in intellectual property agreement work, including joint development, collaboration and technology transfer agreements, patent and know-how licenses, software licensing and open source agreements, joint venture and technology transition agreements, confidentiality agreements, patent portfolio purchase agreements, intellectual property assignments, trademark agreements and copyright agreements.

Margaret has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating university research, option and license agreements, supply agreements, purchase order terms and conditions, manufacturing agreements, engineering services agreements, biopharmaceutical contract development agreements and contract manufacturing agreements. She also provides intellectual property legal support for purchase agreements in acquisition, merger and divestiture transactions.

Before joining Vivacqua Crane, Margaret was a shareholder of a Chicago-based intellectual property law firm, where she drafted and negotiated intellectual property agreements in such diverse technology fields as medical devices, automotive, software, oil drill rigs and ships, and additive manufacturing (3-D printing).

Prior to that, Margaret was Senior Intellectual Counsel at a major first tier automotive supplier (Delphi) where she provided intellectual property legal support for Delphi’s research, manufacturing, energy and engine management, and information technology procurement groups. She was also Intellectual Property Counsel for Delphi’s Mexican operations.

Before joining Delphi, Margaret was a Patent Attorney at a major automotive OEM (Chrysler Corporation) where she counseled Chrysler business people in intellectual property matters, drafted and prosecuted patent applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, managed outside counsel in patent portfolio development, performed non-infringement and invalidity analyses, and provided intellectual property legal support for Chrysler procurement activities.

Margaret began her legal career as an Associate at a Detroit-based intellectual property law firm where she drafted and prosecuted patent applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and performed patent validity and non-infringement analyses.

Margaret is a past Chair of the International Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, and a past Treasurer for the US Group of AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property).

Before becoming an intellectual property attorney, Margaret was a Data Network Engineer at Michigan Bell Telephone Company (AT&T). Prior to becoming an electrical engineer, she worked as a mechanical draftsman in the Detroit area where she drew machine tool and engine dress layout and assembly drawings.

Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property Transactions
  • Patent Licensing
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights

Technology Sectors

  • Automotive
  • Medical Devices
  • Biopharmaceutical
  • Data Communications
  • Drillships (Oil Drilling and Exploration Technology)
  • Battery and Electric Car Technology
  • Additive Manufacturing (3-D Printing)
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical