Michael's practice focuses on patent matters pertaining to pharmaceutical and chemical technologies. His expertise includes the U.S. and international patent preparation and prosecution, freedom to operate and patentability analyses, and intellectual property due diligence. Michael has experience with various technologies, including small molecule pharmaceuticals, formulations, materials science, and semiconductor fabrication. Before joining Seed IP, Michael was an associate at two other U.S. law firms. As a research assistant, he studied the maintenance of lipid bilayer asymmetry in cell membranes.
Washington University in St. Louis School of Law - J.D. 2011
University of Utah - Chemistry - M.S. 2011
University of Utah - Chemistry - B.S. 2006
Michael is admitted to the Washington State Bar and the Missouri State Bar and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is a member of the Washington State Patent Law Association (WSPLA).
Honors & Awards
Selected to Washington Rising Stars®, 2017-2021