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Michael Carey

Michael Carey

Patent Attorney

Boulder
Colorado
Licensed in
NY, Patent Bar
Harvard Law School
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About
Mike regularly prepares and prosecutes utility patents with an emphasis on the technology areas of software, and electrical and mechanical engineering. Mr. Carey also develops technology and processes to increase the efficiency of patent preparation and prosecution. Prior to becoming a patent attorney, Mr. Carey was a Major, Chief of Command Post, and Judge Advocate in the United States Air Force, and flew a C-130 in multiple combat deployments.
Mike is currently on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Patent Practitioners, and has been recognized by the USPTO for his regular Pro bono contributions to the local
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Mike’s academic credentials include: Harvard Law
10
Years
experience
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5.0
Clear Communication
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out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"I started to get to know Mike at a startup event at Galvanize Boulder two years ago. He is the most entrepreneurial lawyer I ever met in my entire career. He served in the military and got a law degree from Harvard. He is a very impressive person to talk to, knows how to code and how to explain very complex patent laws to newcomers. He helped us get our first patent granted within one year. It's super impressive. As a startup founder, I think Mike is the most affordable patent lawyer out there with a quick execution. I highly recommend him and I can certainly vouch for him!"

Small Business Patent
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"I have always had a lifelong dream of inventing something and having it patented. A couple of years ago that dream started to become a reality. I developed a device that can be used in building construction. I conducted research on the patent process and I even had the opportunity to talk with a neighbor who had recently spent over $50,000 to obtain a patent. I did not know where to begin. I was not sure how I would get the technical write up or the technical drawings completed and there was no way possible my wife and I could afford that kind of price tag to get my device patented. I was completely overwhelmed by the overall patent process and the cost. Needless to say my lifelong dream soon began to elude me until I discovered Mike. I filled out an information request and he contacted me right away. He explained the entire patent process walking me through each step. I have to admit that at first I was very surprised and a little skeptical that he could actually deliver getting everything completed for such a relatively low cost and in such a short amount of time. The whole process was very efficient and simple. Initially I provided pictures and a basic write up explaining the purpose and key benefits features of my invention. After he reviewed my submission we discussed the photos and write up to ensure they understood the full scope of my invention. When Mike completed the write up and technical drawings they were sent to me for my approval. I made few changes and recommendations and sent them back. Then we discussed the changes until we came to a general consensus. Mike submitted everything to the Patent Office. We had a few bumps in the road along the way. The Patent Office denied my claim stating my invention was similar to other inventions previously awarded a Patent. Mike had initially warned me this might happen, but I was devastated and wanted to give up. Mike kept me motivated, stayed on course, and gave me hope. We resubmitted and eventually I received a Patent for my invention. The total cost including preparation fees, submission fees, and office action responses for the Patent were only a fraction of what my neighbor had payed to receive his patent. Mike was truly a blessing; he enabled me to obtain my lifelong dream on a shoestring budget. He is a true professional in every sense of the word by providing quality and care in everything they do. If you choose him you will not be disappointed. Thank you Mike!"

Solo Inventor Patent
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Work History

Holland & Hart

Patent Attorney

Jul 2013 - May 2017

I prepared and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications in the technology areas of wireless communications, computer technology, and software.

Jul 2013 - May 2017

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