Marshall G. MacFarlane
Marshall G. MacFarlane
301 East Liberty Street
Suite 680
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734-662-0270 P
734-662-1014 F

Marshall G. MacFarlane

Marshall MacFarlane is an attorney with the firm's Ann Arbor office. He joined Young Basile in 1986..

Practice Summary:

Mr. MacFarlane has significant experience in the areas of patent, trademark and copyright procurement and litigation, including administrative proceedings. He focuses on consumer products, electronics, software and control systems. He handles international procurement of intellectual property, including PCT applications before the World Intellectual Property Organization.

Mr. MacFarlane has significant trial experience, and has argued numerous cases before juries in state and Federal Courts throughout the United States. He has also argued many cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Experienced in both patents and trademarks, he offers his clients end-to-end advice in acquiring and enforcing all aspects of intellectual property.

Industry Experience:

Mr. MacFarlane served as an Army officer from 1970 through 1974, including service as a missile battery commander in Korea. He has represented major insurance companies in products liability litigation, and is co-author of a treatise on insurance law. He has served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association.

Representative Clients:

Mr. MacFarlane represents clients in high technology and consumer products, including manufacturers of motor vehicle accessories, sporting goods, industrial magnets, controls, software, polymers, instrumentation and medical diagnostics.

Honors and Distinctions:

Adjunct Professor of Law, Thomas Cooley Law School, 1995-1997.

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, JD cum laude 1977
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Physics, 1965–1969
  • Michigan State University, B.A. 1970
Admitted to Practice:
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office , 1980
  • State Bar of Michigan, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987