Michael focuses his practice on intellectual property matters and represents startups to large public companies in all aspects of intellectual property procurement, management, licensing, and litigation. Michael’s intellectual property work has included a range of technical subjects, including machine-vision guidance systems, human/computer interaction, robotics, data processing, and nano-materials. In addition to his intellectual property work, Michael assists startups and emerging businesses navigate the complex legal issues that often face new ventures, from entity creation to a successful exit. Further, with a technological background, Michael is also a valuable asset to his clients in cybersecurity matters.
Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
The Q. Todd Dickinson Intellectual Property American Inn of Court, Barrister
Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association, Member
Three Rivers Venture Fair, Coach’s Committee
Penn State Venture and IP Conference, Coach’s Committee
Carnegie Mellon University Venture Challenge, Judge
Michael is a native Pittsburgher and currently resides in Sewickley with his wife and children. As a former swimmer and captain of his college swim team, Michael can be found at the local YMCA volunteering with his kids’ swim team when he is not immersed with the latest inventions.
From a niche digital curiosity to a burgeoning industry with millions in revenue seemingly overnight, NFTs bring with them complex legal questions about ownership, licensing, and regulation. The program will provide a brief background and overview of...