Michael is a skilled patent attorney and technology protection strategist. He works with both growing and established companies to create, manage, and improve patent portfolios both domestically and internationally with a keen focus on enforceability and business value. He combines a deep and broad technical background with extensive experience developing innovative legal strategies to address patentability challenges involving the mechanical arts, materials science, and computer-implemented technologies (including inhaler technologies, database management, manufacturing techniques, process control, data analytics, etc.), as well as the increasingly commercially important intersection of software and other technical fields such as drug delivery and other medical devices, analytical and sensing systems, transportation, manufacturing, and consumer products. He also advises on business-critical IP due diligence issues, patent portfolio valuation, and licensing agreements.
Clients rely on Michael’s extensive experience, accumulated over 18 years of legal practice, to navigate the nuances of patent procurement and enforcement in Europe and Asia in addition to the United States. His skills in mining existing patent assets to enhance their value and in designing and implementing programs for protecting ongoing innovations are highly sought after by cutting edge technology companies.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Michael D. Van Loy, PhD