Diverse technical background, well-rounded patent attorney
While pursuing his undergraduate engineering degree, Michael understood the importance of a broad technical background to being successful in any career path. In a combined electrical and computer engineering curriculum, he completed coursework in many diverse subjects. Following graduation, Michael gained valuable hands-on experience in positions involving plant production automation systems, as well as nuclear and safety engineering.
Since joining the firm in 2013, Michael has put his technical background to good use, handling patent preparation and prosecution across a variety of industries. His clients include industry leaders in in communications, software, consumer products, electronics, semiconductors, optics, renewable energy, aerospace, e-commerce, and Internet technologies. Able to seamlessly switch between different technologies, Michael quickly gets up to speed on a client’s invention so he can focus on what makes it novel — and how to protect that with an effective patent.
Michael is a military veteran, having served in both command and staff roles in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Patent practice focused on the details
Clients quickly come to understand that Michael cares about details as much as — and maybe even more than — they do. While this trait is important for an engineer, it is vital to the success of a patent attorney. His detail-focused approach allows Michael to understand not only the technology behind a client’s invention, but how the invention fits within the company’s broader patent portfolio. Armed with this knowledge, Michael drafts effective patent applications that protect a client’s innovations while supporting their overall strategic goals.
With a patent practice focused on the details and informed by the bigger picture, Michael is a true ally for his clients. He partners with them in securing the innovations that are the lifeblood of their business, giving them an all-important edge in today’s competitive business environment.
- J.D., University of Alabama School of Law, 2011
- B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering (minor in Mathematics), Rowan University, 2004
- Alabama State Bar