Michael has been actively engaged in the prosecution, licensing and enforcement of U.S. and international patents for more than 40 years.


Michael's particular emphasis is in the mechanical arts, including such technologies as combinatorial reactor systems, flow control systems, weighing machines, sports and recreational equipment, food ovens and service equipment, mine ventilation equipment, cutting and welding apparatus, packaging machines and others.

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Speaking Engagements

Michael has spoken on various topics relating to intellectual property at functions sponsored by BAMSL, the Missouri Bar Association, Small Business Center at the University of Missouri-Rolla, National Innovation Workshop and the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

He has also conducted numerous client seminars on topics relating to the acquisition, licensing and enforcement of intellectual property.


"Making the Most of Your Patents"



Chambers USA, Band 1 Attorney

The Best Lawyers in America© Lawyer of the Year (Patent Law-Patent-St. Louis)

Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® - Patent Law

The Best Lawyers in America - Patent Law

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

  • Past-President of the Patent and Trademark Section

The Missouri Bar Association

American Bar Association


  • Missouri, 1975
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1977
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1986 


University of Missouri School of Law, J.D., 1975

  • Missouri Law Review

University of Missouri - Rolla, B.S., cum laude, 1972

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