CARRIER-BLACKMAN AND ASSOCIATES, P.C.

Our Professional Staff


CARRIER, BLACKMAN & ASSOCIATES, P.C. is an Intellectual Property Law firm specializing in patent, design, trademark, copyright, trade secret matters, and related licensing and litigation. Our law firm was established in 1998, and has had, from its inception, considerable business relations with both domestic and international clients. We provide the highest quality legal services promptly, efficiently, and at a price far below that demanded by large law firms. Our professional goals remain: Quality. Economy. Flexibility.


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATES

The technical and legal intellectual property expertise of the professional associates of Carrier, Blackman & Associates, P.C. covers a broad range of experience. Our professional associates have in-depth backgrounds in many branches of engineering, chemistry, computer science, physics, and other scientific disciplines. Our team of professionals and our highly qualified support staff are able to serve all of your intellectual property needs.


Joseph P. Carrier

Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering (with Honors), University Of Detroit (Detroit, Michigan); Juris Doctoris degree (with Honors), Wayne State University Law School (Detroit, Michigan); Licensed to practice law in Michigan; Registered since 1985 to practice before the United States Patent And Trademark Office; Registered as non-resident patent agent with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office; Professional experience as Patent Office examiner, and as partner in the law firm of Weiner, Carrier, Burt & Esser, P.C.


William D. Blackman

Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, including Honors Chemistry Program, Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, Michigan); Juris Doctoris degree, Wayne State University Law School (Detroit, Michigan); Licensed to practice law in Michigan; Registered since 1986 to practice before the United States Patent And Trademark Office; Professional experience in automotive engineering research and development, including employment with Ford Motor Company and General Motors.


Fulchand P. Shende, Ph.D.

Licensed to practice law in Michigan; Registered to practice before the United States Patent And Trademark Office; Registered professional engineer; Professional experience in multi-disciplinary engineering projects including stability analysis of structures, material testing, project formulation and evaluation, and patent prosecution; Doctoral degree in Engineering, Queen's University (Kingston, Canada); Juris Doctor degree, Wayne State University Law School (Detroit, Michigan).


Jeffrey T. Gedeon

Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor); Master of Science in Information Systems, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor); Juris Doctor, Michigan State University - College of Law (E. Lansing); Licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan; Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office since 2005; Professional experience in computer programming, web and database development, and computer networking.


Anne G. Sabourin

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan); Juris Doctor, Wayne State University Law School; Licensed to practice law in Michigan; Registered since 1987 to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office; Professional experience in organic and inorganic chemistry and preparation and prosecution of patents in the chemical arts at BASF Corporation; preparation and prosecution of automotive and mechanical patent applications.


Jingli Wang

Master of Science in Computer Science, Utah State University; Juris Doctor, Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School; Licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan; Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office; Two decades of industry experience, working in both the United States and China; Published multiple papers in scholarly journals; Professional experience in mechanical systems, automobiles, software, digital imaging and remote sensing, including employment with General Motors; Worked at a leading IP boutique as a patent searcher and analyst; Fluent in Chinese.


Erica Briggs

Bachelor's degree in Geophysics, Michigan State University (East Lansing, Michigan); Attended graduate school of University of Southern California (Los Angeles); Professional experience in teaching science at elementary through college level, and in intellectual property law since 1993.