Marcus Sprow is a partner and registered patent attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he leads the Intellectual Property practice in the Detroit office and serves as the national chair of the Mechanical & Electromechanical Technologies Practice. He is also a member of the firm’s Automotive, Technology, and Manufacturing Industry Teams.
Mr. Sprow has experience in a wide variety of technical disciplines, including batteries, capacitors, fuel cells, integrated circuit design and manufacturing, semiconductor fabrication equipment and technology, material synthesis and characterization, metal coatings, automotive systems and components, power tools, plumbing components, and a broad array of consumer products. He also has engineering work experience in the fields of automotive brake formulation and production and high-temperature metal alloys used in jet turbine engines.
Mr. Sprow has particularly extensive knowledge in the areas of energy storage systems, batteries, fuel cells, capacitor technology, and vehicle electrification, having significant experience with lithium-ion, nickel-metal-hydride, lead-acid, and metal-air batteries, as well as with various capacitor and fuel cell technologies. He has helped clients protect their technology relating to chemistry, cell design, vehicle and system integration, thermal management, manufacturing techniques, and control software, among others. Mr. Sprow has served as outside counsel to the largest manufacturer of automotive batteries in the world, a large global medical device company, an international metal-air battery producer that began as a spinoff of a Norwegian university, a provider of energy storage solutions for renewable energy sources, a fuel cell manufacturer involved in primary and secondary power generation operations, and various other startup and established companies having energy storage technology at the core of their business.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Marcus W. Sprow