Mike is an intellectual property attorney in Merchant & Gould's Denver office. Mike’s experience ranges across all areas of IP, with an emphasis on patent prosecution and litigation. He focuses on strategically acquiring and protecting intellectual property rights that fit the individual needs of his clients.
Prior to joining Merchant & Gould and attending law school, Mike worked with the Colorado Center for Lunar Dust and Atmospheric Studies (CCLDAS), a division of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP). While working with CCLDAS, he helped design and build high-voltage controls for a lunar dust accelerator that is used to calibrate NASA satellite-mounted dust detectors. Mike earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics from the University of Colorado, where he graduated magna cum laude and was a member of the Sigma Pi Sigma physics honors society.
Outside of work, Mike is an active participant of the Silicon Flatirons Center, a collaborative group that focuses on the interaction of law, technology, and entrepreneurship. He is also an avid golfer and skier.