Ethan Woelke

Senior Counsel

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3001 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 624
Troy, MI 48084

P: 248-649-3333
F: 248-649-3338

Practice Areas


  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit MI JD, cum laude, May 2019, Dean’s Scholarship recipient
  • Alma College, Alma, MI B.S. Chemistry and Environmental Science, cum laude, April 2016, Dean’s Scholarship recipient


  • State of Michigan
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Mr. Woelke is responsible for portfolio management and patent preparation and prosecution of design and utility applications in a wide range of technologies including industrial chemicals, medical devices, automotive systems, electrochemistry, materials science, and consumer electronics. Mr. Woelke additionally has experience in patent portfolio analysis and design enforcement.

Mr. Woelke’s undergraduate research focused on halogen exchange mechanisms of alkyl chains using gas chromatography mass spectrometry. The subject of his senior thesis was a morbidity study of channel catfish downstream of the Velsicol Chemical Corp. Superfund Site on the Pine River. Mr. Woelke spent two years as an organic chemistry teaching assistant and a laboratory technician. During law school, Mr. Woelke worked as a summer intern for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and as a law clerk for Young Basile and another local law firm.


Mr. Woelke participated in the University of Detroit Mercy Student Bar Association and competed on several moot court teams. His academic performance was recognized by inclusion on the Dean’s List, and he was the recipient of various book awards.

Professional Activities

  • American Inn of Court, Intellectual Property Section
  • American Chemical Society, Detroit Section