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Patent and Intellectual Property Attorney Peter A. Cummings Joins Bodman's Grand Rapids Office

By: Bodman PLC

04/15/21

Bodman PLC is pleased to announce that experienced patent and intellectual property attorney Peter A. Cummings has joined the firm’s Grand Rapids office.

With the addition of Cummings, Bodman has also established a Patent Practice Group which will serve innovative individuals and businesses in a broad range of industries.  

“Peter Cummings is a great addition to our firm and to our growing Grand Rapids office” said Bodman Chair Carrie Leahy. “His patent expertise is a perfect complement to our existing IP practice and will be a great resource for our clients.  We look forward to growing this new patent practice with Peter.”

Cummings has more than ten years of experience helping clients protect new technologies and products. He counsels clients on domestic and foreign patent procurement strategies and patent and trademark portfolio management. He prepares and prosecutes patent applications in a wide range of mechanical and electromechanical technologies. He also advises clients on patentability and freedom-to-operate issues and on transactional matters involving the development, use, and ownership of intellectual property assets. 

His clients range from multinational manufacturers and technology-driven companies to start-ups and entrepreneurs. He has particular experience advising clients in the automotive, consumer electronics, medical device, concrete formwork, and general manufacturing industries.

Cummings is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Law and also earned his undergraduate degree in Engineering from Michigan State. He is a member of the Grand Rapids Bar Association (Intellectual Property Section), the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association, and the American Bar Association. Cummings has been honored as a Grand Rapids Magazine “Top Lawyer” for Intellectual Property.