Ronald W. Citkowski


Ronald is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Department where his practice encompasses a wide range of technologies, including: semiconductor devices, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, batteries, fuel cells, chemical compositions and processes, and electro-mechanical devices. His specialties include patent procurement and licensing, and Ronald has counseled both start-ups and established businesses with regard to their technology management and transfer programs.

He earned his Juris Doctor degree cum laude from Wayne State University and is admitted to practice before the State Courts of Michigan and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He has also been admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Ronald received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Detroit in 1968 with a major in Chemistry and a minor in Biology, and he did post-graduate work in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Michigan. He began his career as a Research Chemist for Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. of Troy, Michigan. During that time, he made a number of inventions, and in the course of obtaining patents for them, he became interested in a career in Patent Law. After earning his Law degree, he worked as a corporate patent attorney for Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. for four years, and subsequently entered into private practice


  • Wayne State University Law School  (J.D., 1982)
  • University of Detroit  (B.S., 1968)
    • Chemistry

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office


  • State Bar of Michigan, Intellectual Property Law and Master Lawyers Sections


  • Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent Lawyer in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Patent Law