Bill Honaker

Meet Bill Honaker

Intellectual Property, Trade Secret, Copyright Law Expert
For more than 30 years, Bill Honaker has been helping businesses, ranging from Fortune 100 firms to individual entrepreneurs, to protect their patents, trademarks, and copyrights. A former Patent Office Examiner, he is a partner with Dickinson Wright, LLC. He’s especially good at keeping clients out of court.
To book Bill to speak to your group, call (248) 318-7015 and explore the possibilities.

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A Business Guide to Intellectual Property

­­­Entrepreneur’s Guide to Michigan Medical Marijuana Laws

Written by some of Michigan’s top legal and financial experts, and providing a step-by-step guide to obtaining one or more of Michigan’s five medical marijuana licenses, and then running a successful business. If you are looking for one place to get all the information that you need to understand Michigan’s commercial medical marijuana laws as well as a how-to guide for starting a highly profitable medical marijuana business in Michigan, then this book is for you!

Intellectual Property Deskbook for the Business Lawyer: A Transactions-Based Guide to Intellectual Property Law, Fourth Edition

 In its fourth edition, this best-selling guide for general practitioners, business lawyers, and corporate counsel provides a practical reference for lawyers who need to understand intellectual property issues that arise in various business contexts. Each chapter of the book focuses on a particular business transaction, from IP issues related to business start-ups and real-estate transactions to IP issues that arise in mergers and acquisitions and bankruptcy proceedings. Lawyers will gain invaluable insight into various topics, including start-up companies, security interests, licensing, due diligence, bankruptcy, antitrust law, real property transactions, probate and trust law, advertising, music licensing, and much more.

Success Stories


Copyright Wake Up Call: Register or Regret!

Copyright Registration is the Ultimate Insurance Policy for Creatives By Bill Honaker, The IP Guy Copyright registration provides creative people with two key benefits. Copyright protection attaches immediately, automatically.  But to enforce your copyright, it must be registered with the United States Copyright Office. It’s required before you can file a lawsuit for infringement. Registration […]

Using AI Can Kill Your Copyright

Beware, Copyright Office Guidelines require disclosure of AI-generated content, or else! By Bill Honaker, The IP Guy The US Copyright Office, courts, and businesses are all busy writing policies and regulations regarding Artificial Intelligence. But, focusing on AI without a good definition leads to confusion and uncertainty.   Definitions are important. When I started at […]

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