Michael enjoys nothing more than speaking with scientists and engineers about their inventions. He has spent most of his career in private practice with several IP boutique law firms, including 10+ years in NYC with Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein. He has also spent a few years in-house, with stints at Mylan Pharmaceutical and Panasonic. During his career, Michael has focused on prosecuting patents, building patent portfolios and assessing competitor patent portfolios as well as participating in pre-litigation, litigation, IPR and patent opposition proceedings.
In addition to his law degree, Michael has a BS in mechanical engineering, an MS in biomedical engineering and will complete an MS in chemistry at the end of 2023. He has extensive experience with medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and biopharma. In particular, his educational background and technical experience permit Michael to assist clients at the leading edge of atypical drug delivery, polymeric gene delivery and antibody based therapies. He is admitted to the practice of law in New York and Massachusetts and has been a registered patent attorney in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for over 25 years.
Michael is the very proud father of a daughter and son. He especially enjoys reviewing, tutoring and supplementing their math and science classes, regardless of how loudly they complain. When not annoying his children, his hobbies include reading non-fiction, woodworking and, most neglected since 2019, running.