Michael Antone

Michael Antone

Chief Intellectual Property Counsel | CEO - SVP R&D & Operations | Professional Engineer | Registered Patent Attorney

West Friendship
Maryland
Licensed in
Patent Bar, PA
Duquesne University

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Michael Antone is a Registered US Patent Attorney with over twenty years experience in large law firm, corporate, and venture capital environments in the area of intellectual property and business operations counseling. Mr. Antone is a member of the Pennsylvania bar and also a Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania. Mr. Antone's practice focuses on patent and trademark preparation and prosecution, opinion and transactional agreement work, and business operations counseling.

Mr. Antone has worked in a wide range of technologies including communications, software, controls, wireless networking, chemistry, material science, medical devices,
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"I enjoyed working with Michael. He took time to explain every details I asked about our trademark application."

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"Michael is a highly professional, and personable attorney. He provided thoughtful expert advice, and went above and beyond what I expected. I look forward to working with him in this matter, and future trademark matters."

Trademark Infringement Consultation
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"Michael is a great lawyer. Very attentive and easy to work with. We are in the process of filing a patent and I am very pleased with what he delivered in our initial milestone for the provisional patent. Highly recommended!"

Patent Consultation
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"Excellent work Sir quick and professional and no surprises thanks."

Conduct Patent Search
Posted on Dec 6, 2020
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"Very helpful. Easy to understand in talking through the patent process. Well worth the money."

Patent Consultation
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"It was a pleasure working with Mike Antone. He is very knowledgeable about trademarks and patient, taking the time to explain and answer all of my questions. Thank you!"

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Work History

Law Office of Michael Antone, LLC

Principal

Jan 2016 - Present

• Intellectual property strategy and execution and business counseling
• Patent and trademark preparation, prosecution, and strategy
• Work with business owners, inside counsel, and technical teams on intellectual property strategy & execution
• Technologies include communications, software, controls, wireless networking, chemistry, material science, optics, metallurgy, and mechanical systems

Jan 2016 - Present

Grande Ventures, LLC

Partner

Sep 2006 - Dec 2015

• Served as Board member for portfolio companies working with inside and outside counsel on due diligence, intellectual property (IP), and negotiating corporate financing and exits
• Served as inside IP counsel for several portfolio companies involved in various hardware and software technologies including IoT, wireless networks, automation & controls, combustion technology and power generation.

Sep 2006 - Dec 2015

Autani Corporation

Chief Executive Officer (interim)

Jun 2011 - Jun 2012

While working at Grande Ventures, I was asked to assume the CEO role of an early revenue company after the sudden departure of the CEO.

We stabilized the key personnel, transitioned the product line to a new contract manufacturer dramatically increasing yields, rolled out a new product generation, and increased revenue.

Jun 2011 - Jun 2012

Corvis Corporation

Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Senior Vice President, R&D and Operations

Mar 1998 - Jun 2006

• Managed intellectual property, engineering and operations staff of 150+ people
• 100% on-time delivery of hardware & software products
• Led ISO 9000 recertification of R&D & Mfg - zero non-conformities
• Closely worked with CEO and the Board of Directors on Strategic Planning, Finance, Sales & Operations, Human Resource Policies and Compensation

Mar 1998 - Jun 2006

K&L Gates

Patent Attorney

Apr 1995 - Mar 1998

Prepared and prosecuted US and International patent and trademark applications covering various technologies including metallurgy, material science, semiconductor manufacturing, optics, optical communications, medical devices, software, and mechanical systems for corporate and university technology transfer clients.

Apr 1995 - Mar 1998

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