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Reid A. Baldwin, Ph.D.

Patent Prosecution



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"I take great pride in understanding every nuance of my clients’ technology and how I can apply my skillset to help them make great business decisions."


  • Automotive
  • Consumer Products
  • Computer Science
Reid is an experienced patent professional with a well-rounded background, serving in both in-house and outside counsel positions. He applies this experience to make strategic patent decisions on behalf of his clients.  Reid is a registered patent attorney with over 20 years of patent experience in the electrical and mechanical arts. He is experienced in all phases of patent prosecution, from formulating an invention disclosure to appealing claims with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Reid has experience working with clients of various sizes, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small start-ups. Reid has extensive experience with a variety of technologies in many industries. Prior to entering the legal profession, Reid was a technical specialist at an automotive OEM. In that capacity, he was an inventor on over 25 patents in the areas of planetary, layshaft, and hybrid transmission arrangements, actuator mechanisms, and control algorithms.  Reid also worked in the Aerospace industry performing conceptual design of launch vehicles and satellites.  His formal education includes a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Michigan State University. Reid graduated summa cum laude from Michigan State University College of Law, where he was a King Scholar and a member of MSU Law Review.  He represented MSU in the Giles Sutherland Rich patent law moot court competition and in the Saul Lefkowitz trademark law moot court competition.


J.D., Michigan State University

Ph.D., Computer Science, Michigan State University

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Organizations & Affiliations

State Bar of Michigan


  • Automotive
  • Consumer Products
  • Computer Science


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Brooks Kushman Welcomes Reid A. Baldwin to the Firm’s Growing Patent Practice

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