Mike has over 32 years of experience in all aspects of patent law.
Working with clients ranging from small startups to large Fortune 100 companies, he counsels due diligence matters, opinions, patent prosecution, global portfolio development, licensing matters, and other adversarial proceedings, including litigation, interferences, and AIA post-grant proceedings (PGR/IPR).
Mike’s practice focuses on biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, medical devices, mechanical technologies, green energy, materials science, satellite technology, and fiber optics.
For at least the last fifteen years, approximately 50-70% of Mike’s work has been focused on life sciences, including ANDA litigation support and pre-filing due diligence. Mike’s practice is informed by his background as a patent examiner in the chemical arts for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He has provided first-chair litigation services and support to clients filing in district courts nationwide. He has handled numerous patent matters before the Patent Trial & Appeal Board of the USPTO. Mike’s extensive due diligence experience involves pre-litigation, acquisition, in-license, freedom-to-operate, product and process clearance, design around, and validity and patentability matters.
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware
- J.D., George Washington University National Law Center
- IP Diligence
- IP Litigation
- Trade Secrets
- Chemical Engineering
- Clean Technology
- Energy Storage
- Materials Science
- Medical Devices
- Optics & Photonics
- Recognized leader in intellectual property law by Chambers USA, 2013-2018.
- Recognized leader in intellectual property law by The Legal Fortune 500, U.S., 2016-2018 (Tier 1, 2018)
- Clean Energy Venture Group (CEVG)