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Michael Byrne

Michael Byrne

Patent and Trademark Attorney - licensed at USPTO since 2003.
  • Patents, Trademarks, Intellectual Property
  • District of Columbia, Florida, Pennsylvania, United States Patent and Trademark Office
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Biography

A registered patent attorney with wide experience representing FORTUNE 50 (fifty) companies and major research universities in intellectual property matters, including securing domestic and international patent protection in the chemical, nanotechnology, advanced materials, superhydrophobic surfaces, cosmetics, metallurgical, mechanical, medical device, automotive, aerospace, marine, computer product, business method, biotechnological, and consumer product arts, as well as clearing and registering important trademarks.

Also provides services relating to negotiation of patent and trademark licenses, enforcement of intellectual property rights, conducting non-infringement and freedom to practice studies, IP licensing, Trademark Oppositions, Inter Partes Review (IPR) of patents, IP Due Diligence in support of mergers and acquisitions.

Education
The George Washington University Law School
LL.M. (2009) | Litigation and Dispute Resolution
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Duquesne University School of Law
J.D. (2004) | Law
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Pennsylvania State University - University Park
B.S. (2000) | Chemical Engineering
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Professional Experience
Partner
Wolter VanDyke Davis, PLLC
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Patent Prosecution Inter Partes Review Trademarks Copyrights IP Portfolio Management IP Counseling and Enforcement IP Licensing and Transactions
Patent Attorney
Private Practice
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Patent Prosecution Trademarks Copyrights IP Portfolio Management IP Counseling and Enforcement IP Licensing and Transactions
Partner
Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg
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Patent Prosecution Patent Litigation Patent Reexamination Trademarks Copyrights IP Portfolio Management IP Counseling and Enforcement IP Licensing and Transactions
Patent Attorney
Private Practice
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Patent Prosecution Trademarks Copyrights IP Counseling and Enforcement IP Licensing and Transactions
Chemical Engineer
Ranbar Technology, Inc.
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Responsibilities included designing new equipment, performing economic analyses, managing the implementation of all capital projects.
Professional Associations
The Florida Bar  # 0103685
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
ID Number: 503429
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Florida
The Florida Bar
ID Number: 0103685
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Pennsylvania
Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
ID Number: 93314
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United States Patent and Trademark Office
ID Number: 54015
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    Patents
    Patent Appeals, Patent Litigation, Patent Prosecution
    Trademarks
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
    Intellectual Property
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. There has been a patent application that was approved, however in the non-patent citation, there is previous art similar
A: The specific dates (not given in your question) might be the reason. If not and if the prior art really is "exactly the same" then the application could have been granted in error. The USPTO provides mechanisms to challenge such patents. For example: https://www.uspto.gov/patents/ptab/trials/inter-partes-review
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Wolter VanDyke Davis PLLC
1900 Summit Tower Blvd., Suite 140
Orlando, FL 32810
Telephone: (407) 926-7731