With more than 25 years of intellectual property experience, Michael brings a rigorous and balanced approach to help clients achieve their strategic IP objectives. Michael has substantial experience in the preparation and prosecution of domestic and foreign patents, trademarks, and copyrights, global IP portfolio management, freedom-to-operate analysis (non-infringement/invalidity analysis), and patent enforcement counseling. In addition, Michael has extensive experience settling disputes through mediation, and when necessary, litigating before federal courts and administrative agencies. Recent litigation matters include litigating false advertising claims brought under the Lanham Act involving country of origin marking on hand tools for dispensing sealants and related accessories.
Michael’s patent focus is in mechanical and electromechanical technologies, with experience in medical devices including wearable injectors and pumps, cardiac navigation systems, ablation systems, catheters, stents, syringes, orthopedic braces, and orthodontic and dental devices. He has worked in a wide variety of other industries including robotics, automotive, consumer products, image processing and photography, food service, piezo driven systems, papermaking, semiconductors, hand tools including dispensing tools, and baby gear products.
Prior to his legal career, Michael spent five years working as an industrial and producibility engineer for General Electric Space Systems Division in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
Michael was raised in the Lehigh Valley and graduated from William Allen High School in 1980.
· B.S., Industrial Engineering, Lehigh University -- 1984
· J.D., Widener University School of Law – 1992
· United States Patent and Trademark Office