Anthony Klemptner


Anthony (Tony) Klemptner

Tony has rejoined Traverse Legal in its Detroit office on February 2020. Tony previously worked at Traverse Legal from 2014-2018. Tony focuses his practice in patent, trademark, and copyright law, with a focus on preparing and prosecuting U.S. and international patent and trademark applications. Tony has experience in a wide variety of technologies in the mechanical, life science, medical device, chemical, and computer science fields. Tony works with a diverse client base ranging from independent inventors to startups to Fortune 500 companies. Tony also has extensive experience in conducting patent and trademark searches and in preparing and analyzing patentability, freedom to operate, infringement, and invalidity opinions.

Prior to rejoining Traverse Legal, Tony worked in the intellectual property group of a general practice law firm. Tony has also worked as a director for a global patent search firm and as an intellectual property associate at Michigan State University’s technology transfer office.Tony is involved in a variety of technology and startup networks in Detroit and Ann Arbor. When he isn’t practicing law, Tony enjoys playing tennis and spending time with his wife and two young boys.

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Membership & Affiliations

    • State Bar of Michigan
    • Licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


    • J.D., Michigan State University College of Law, Cum Laude, 2011.
    • B.A., Biology, Kalamazoo College, 2005