Overview

Michael Schwartz partners with clients to advance business objectives related to intellectual property law. He has particular expertise representing clients in intellectual property matters in the mechanical arts.
Michael has prepared and prosecuted a significant number of patent applications, including many directed to surgical techniques and orthopedic implants. He also has significant experience relating to fuel pumps, electric motors, transmissions and engines. Michael serves his clients by providing product clearance and patentability opinions, evaluating the validity of issued patents, and developing design alternatives to avoid potential patent infringement. He has led due diligence efforts relating to large transactions involving intellectual property assets and has conducted oral arguments before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Michigan
Indiana
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Education

Indiana University Maurer School of Law
J.D. (1998)

Michigan State University
B.S.C.E. (1995)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Honors

  • Indiana Super Lawyers — Rising Star, Intellectual Property, 2010
  • Chi Epsilon
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