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Michael Alexander

Michael Alexander

Intellectual Property / Patent Attorney

Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
Licensed in
Patent Bar, FL, PA
University of
Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law

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About
I can help anyone or any company who is developing a new material, new product, or new process, especially with regards to metals, materials and advanced manufacturing technologies. If you want to talk, please do not hesitate to contact me.

As a former patent examiner, I have an intimate understanding of the United States Patent & Trademark Office's internal policies and standards for judging if an invention is patentable. After leaving the USPTO, I worked for a large national firm in Washington, DC, where I was exposed to a wide variety of intellectual property issues, and then a smaller boutique firm in Pittsburgh where I focused on
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14
Years
experience

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"I know work Michael through our work in the Pittsburgh Chapter of ASM International. He has demonstrated a strong commitment to solving problems by bringing a group of professionals together to prioritize actions. Michael also has a strong knowledge of metallurgy and the nature of metallurgical and manufacturing intellectual property."

Pittsburgh Chapter of ASM International
Posted on Sep 18, 2017
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Work History

The Webb Law Firm

Senior Intellectual Property Associate

Oct 2011 - Apr 2016

Michael moved to Pittsburgh in 2011 to lead The Webb Law Firm's materials science practice group, focusing on metals, alloys, ceramics, and electronic materials and manufacturing methods, including hydrogen storage materials, electronic packaging materials, corrosion resistant alloys, composite materials, photovoltaic devices, additive manufacturing (3D printing), powder processing, etc.

Oct 2011 - Apr 2016

McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

Intellectual Property Associate

Oct 2006 - Oct 2011

As junior attorney with a large national law firm in Washington, D.C., Michael learned about intellectual property representation while helping global corporations obtain and enforce U.S. and worldwide patent rights relating to a wide variety of technologies.

Oct 2006 - Oct 2011

United States Patent & Trademark Office

Patent Examiner

Mar 2005 - Oct 2006

Michael examined hundreds of patent applications for inventions in the metallurgical and electrochemical arts. The examination process included conducting daily prior art searches in patent and scientific literature databases and determining patentability issues by analyzing the applications for novelty, non-obviousness, clarity, adequate written description, enablement and best mode.

Mar 2005 - Oct 2006

Legal Source at Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, & Evans

Contract Attorney

Feb 2004 - Mar 2005

I worked long hours as part of a 50+ attorney team for over nine months reviewing enormous quantities of documents for relevance to a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act action against a large multinational corporation.

Feb 2004 - Mar 2005

Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Saliwanchik

Patent Agent

Mar 2002 - Jun 2002

My first experience with patent law was a part-time position at which I drafted one patent application relating to an electrochromic polymer.

Mar 2002 - Jun 2002

Florida Institutional Legal Services

Summer Intern

May 2001 - Aug 2001

Florida Institutional Legal Services protects and advances the rights of indigent people (juveniles, immigrants, inmates, prisoners and other detainees) in state custody by litigating proactively to reform existing law through individual cases, class actions, and impact litigation.

May 2001 - Aug 2001

Dr. Fereshteh Ebrahimi, University of Florida Department of Materials Science & Engineering

Researcher

May 1997 - Oct 1997

I conducted experiments electrodepositing nanocrystalline copper, analyzed the resulting specimens using scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy, and studied the mechanisms of yielding and strain hardening, under Dr. Fereshteh Ebrahimi.

May 1997 - Oct 1997

Dr. Reza Abbaschian, University of Florida Department of Materials Science & Engineering

Research Assistant

May 1996 - Oct 1996

I assisted a postdoctoral scholar with research for Dr. Reza Abbaschian by creating functionally-gradient high-temperature NiAl/Al2O3 powder metallurgy composites and analyzing the resulting specimens using scanning electron microscopy and microhardness and compression strength tests.

May 1996 - Oct 1996

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