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As a registered patent attorney, Michael has drafted and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications. He often works with clients and their in-house legal teams to provide guidance with respect to dynamic areas of patent law, including subject matter eligibility.

In addition, he assists clients in developing and managing their patent portfolios across different jurisdictions. This includes drafting and negotiating software licenses, asserting patent rights, drafting non-infringement and freedom to operate opinions, as well as responding to allegations of patent infringements, counseling in product design to avoid infringement of patents held by others, and advising clients as to national and international data privacy laws. 

Michael’s experience expands across a broad range of industries including:

  • Computer software (including artificial intelligence, control systems, search engines, electronic advertising, and electronic health record systems)
  • Lidar and radar systems
  • Renewable energy systems
  • Wireless communication technologies
  • Robotics
  • X-ray systems
  • Heating and cooling systems
  • Programmable logic controllers
  • Nuclear power systems
  • Perception systems in autonomous vehicles

Michael joined Calfee in 2022 from the firm of Medley, Behrens & Lewis LLC.

Michael earned his J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, and he earned his B.S., cum laude, in Electrical Engineering from Ohio University.


J.D., The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, 2004

B.S., cum laude, Electrical Engineering, Ohio University, 2001



  • Representing a subsidiary of a publicly traded, Fortune 50 company since 2018, helping to develop the client’s domestic and foreign patent portfolio. We handle the preparation and prosecution of hundreds of the client’s domestic and foreign patent assets covering complex and fast-changing technologies. We have been entrusted to provide patent portfolio development, strategy, and management services for the client as they continue to build their portfolio in a new technology space.
  • Drafted and filed several patent applications for prosecution over the past year for an R&D laboratory of a governmental entity and a wholly owned subsidiary of a multi-billion-dollar, multinational manufacturing corporation. These applications relate to detection and defense technologies.
  • Representing a publicly traded, Fortune 50 American multinational technology company for nearly 20 years, we have prepared and prosecuted several hundred patent applications, primarily for its Research division. Several applications prepared or prosecuted by Calfee’s team have been asserted in courts across the world and/or been subject to licensing agreements.

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Licensed In

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
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