Mike, a registered patent attorney, counsels clients on foreign patent protection options to help secure patent rights for foreign patent portfolios. He prepares and prosecutes domestic and foreign patent applications and instructs foreign agents in filing and prosecuting patent applications in European and Asian jurisdictions. The wide range of technologies with which he is accustomed includes composite material structures; automated control systems; software control algorithms; image and acoustic signal processing, automotive, agricultural and mining equipment; and medical devices.
Before he became an attorney in private practice, Mike developed deep experience as an engineering liaison to the in-house legal department for an electronic component manufacturing company. Before he practiced law, Mike earned an advanced degree in bioengineering with a concentration in medical device design, cell and tissue engineering, and integrated circuits and microfabrication. He worked in the field of MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical systems) engineering for more than a decade, specializing in work having to do with the design and development of silicon microphones.
An attorney with a solid foundation in science and technology, Mike uses his superior communication skills and comprehensive understanding to reach common understanding with his clients and assist them in fine-tuning their intellectual property and legal strategies. His legal experience in both publicly held companies and private firms gives him an across-the-board perspective into helping his clients reach their desired outcomes.
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office