Summary

Mike is an associate in Taft’s Intellectual Property practice group, where he prepares patents and trademarks for a variety of local and national clients. He focuses his practice on obtaining patents in agricultural/industrial machinery, medical device and other mechanical technology areas.  

Mike is also an active member Taft’s Intellectual Property Litigation group, focusing on patent litigation, trademark litigation and agency proceedings.

In addition, Mike prepares IP license agreements, performs IP due diligence for M&A and other transactions, and provides patent validity and infringement opinions to clients as well as advice on how to leverage clients’ existing intellectual property. 

With a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Purdue University and professional experience as a field engineer with Baker Hughes Oil and Gas, Mike brings a wealth of knowledge to Taft. Prior to joining Taft, he was an attorney at a national business law firm in Indianapolis, where he helped clients in matters involving U.S. patent law, international Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications, and foreign patent applications.

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Education

  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law (2018)
  • Purdue University (B.S., biomedical engineering) (2014)

Admissions

  • State - Indiana
  • Federal - Northern District of Indiana
  • Federal - Southern District of Indiana
  • Federal - United States Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Affiliations

  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law

    Intellectual Property Association, former director of alumni relations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association

    Member

Community Involvement

  • American Lung Association of Indiana

    Member, Executive Leadership Team, Fight for Air Climb

  • United Way of Central Indiana

    Volunteer

  • Ask-a-Lawyer

    Pro bono volunteer