Intellectual Property / Patent Attorney
Patent Bar, FL, PA
Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law
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… read more patent preparation and prosecution.
- Design Patent
- Non-Provisional Patent
- Patent Infringement
- Patent Search
- Provisional Patent
- Response to USPTO Office Action (Patent)
- Other Patent Matter
- Copyright Infringement
- Copyright Registration
- Response to USPTO Office Action (Trademark)
- Trademark Infringement
- Trademark Registration
- Trademark Search
- Other Trademark & Copyright Matter
"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."
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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.
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.
United States Patent & Trademark Office
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.
Legal Source at Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, & Evans
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.
Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Saliwanchik
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.
Florida Institutional Legal Services
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.
Dr. Fereshteh Ebrahimi, University of Florida Department of Materials Science & Engineering
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.
Dr. Reza Abbaschian, University of Florida Department of Materials Science & Engineering
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.