- B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University 1988
- J.D., cum laude, Michigan State University 1997
- United States Patent and Trademark Office
- State Bar of Michigan
Intellectual Property Attorney
Mike advises clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to emerging business on a variety of intellectual property matters. He prepares and prosecutes utility and design applications, conducts clearance and invalidity searches, prepares opinions regarding patent validity and infringement, and conducts technical due diligence investigations associated with mergers and acquisitions. Mike’s clients include American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. and BorgWarner Inc., among several others. Mike offers an in-depth understanding of mechanical and electromechanical technologies, including power tools, planetary gearing, automotive drivelines, consumer appliances, and aircraft and spacecraft propulsion systems.
For over two decades, Mike’s personal commitment to his clients has been supported by his discerning attention to detail and keen analytical skills. He is particularly adept at resolving challenges that involve complicated technologies, valuable IP assets and critical market share. Mike’s goal is to treat his clients the way that he would want to be treated. Mike is known for forging client bonds grounded in collaboration, trust, and results. He is dedicated to asking the right questions, to delivering workable solutions, and to making sure his clients are prepared for both the challenges and opportunities ahead.
Automotive & Transportation, Consumer Products, Manufacturing, Mechanical & Electromechanical