Michael has worked to successfully build the intellectual property portfolios of both academic and industry based clients. Michael’s experience managing patent portfolios as part of an in-house intellectual property group contributes to his current practice by providing an understanding of the challenges faced by clients as they work to secure their intellectual property.
Michael’s practice areas include patent procurement, portfolio management, patentability search and analysis, and freedom to operate analysis and opinion work. His experience includes drafting and prosecuting patents before the United States Patent and Trademark Office in a variety of subject matter areas and working with foreign associates to obtain protection for client intellectual property abroad. Michael has also worked with foreign associates to develop opposition positions for use in post-grant proceedings before the European Patent Office.
Michael received his J.D. and graduated cum laude from the University of San Francisco in 2005. During law school and post-graduation, Michael worked in-house for the J. David Gladstone Institutes as part of the intellectual property team handling patent portfolio licensing and management.
Michael received his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1997. After completing his undergraduate course of study, Michael worked for several years in industry as a biotechnology research associate. Michael gained broad based molecular biology experience working for Bay Area biotechnology startups, including experience in genomics, gene expression, and microbial engineering. Michael also has experience with in-vivo and in-vitro biophotonic imaging technology. While working at Xenogen Biosciences, Michael co-authored an article entitled Direct Continuous Method for Monitoring Biofilm Infection in a Mouse Model. This article appeared in the February 2003 edition of Infection and Immunity.