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Mike practices in the area of intellectual property with a focus on patent issues relating to biotechnology, medical, pharmaceutical and chemical technology.

With degrees in biology, biochemistry and law, Mike brings considerable knowledge and unique perspectives to the services he provides.

Mike has 12 years experience working in medical and academic laboratories and biotechnology companies. He has authored multiple scientific articles and has presented his work at numerous scientific meetings.

After completing his bachelor’s degree, Mike attended graduate school at the University of California in San Francisco. Mike’s doctoral thesis focused on the mechanism of transcriptional regulation by steroid hormone receptors, including the estrogen receptor and the androgen receptor. After completing his thesis, Mike took a position with an intellectual property law firm in Washington, D.C. Later, Mike joined an early-stage biotechnology company developing noninvasive diagnostic tests. At the company, Mike was responsible for managing and developing the patent portfolio and was involved with many other aspects of the company, including ensuring compliance with the Clinical Laboratory Inspection Act, organizing and supervising clinical trials, fundraising, preparing grant proposals and managing the laboratory staff.




  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Patent Law, 2020-2023
  • Chambers USA, Intellectual Property, 2013-2014


  • J.D., George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
  • Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco
    • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Bacteriology


  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Joint Legislative Council, Special Committee on Nanotechnology
  • Association for University Technology Managers
  • American Bar Association
  • American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
  • American Association for Advancement of Science
  • International Society for Stem Cell Research
  • American Society for Cell Biology
  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications for inventions in a variety of fields, including molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, genomics, gene therapy, stem cells, recombinant DNA technologies, transgenics, vaccine development, cancer therapeutics, pharmaceuticals and prenatal diagnostics.
  • Evaluated technology to assess patentability and valuation.
  • Prepared freedom-to-operate opinions.
  • Prepared and negotiated biotechnology-related agreements, including clinical research agreements, noncompete agreements and confidentiality agreements.
Media Mentions | October 2020
Best Lawyers® 2021: The Midwest Issue
News Releases | August 15, 2019
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2020 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and 11 attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.