Michael T. Lukon

Of Counsel
800 S. Gay Street, Suite 2150
Knoxville, TN 37929
D: 865.386.6105
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Christina Caudle
D: 865.380.5980

Michael (Mike) Lukon is a seasoned patent attorney with Merchant & Gould’s Knoxville office. With over 20 years of experience as an IP attorney, Mike’s patent and trademark practice covers a wide range of commercial sectors.

20+ Years of Experience in Intellectual Property Protection

Mike brings 20+ years of experience in patent law to every legal concern and conversation. He offers broad experience across the spectrum of intellectual property, including work in the electrical, computer and mechanical industries. His technical areas of experience include, but are not limited to:

  • Smart devices
  • Sensors
  • Wi-Fi and cellular technologies
  • Medical devices and healthcare technologies
  • Network Infrastructure
  • Radar and laser applications
  • Semiconductor manufacturing
  • Aerospace and materials
  • Optics

From Engineering to Law

Mike’s ability to help his clients protect their critical and technical inventions stems from his background as an engineer. His previous knowledge enables him to draft patent and trademark applications that encompass every technical aspect of your product or invention. This provides you with optimum protection now and in the future.

Mike’s background also enables him to perform a deep dive into your technology and the existing space as part of clearing products and determining whether redesign is necessary. He also assists with the redesign process and provides patentability and trademark searching to determine whether a product/process may be patented or trademarked.

Mike has a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and a Master of Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida. He also has a Juris Doctorate from Florida State University.

Custom-Tailored Legal Solutions to Fit Your Needs

Mike understands that his clients are concerned about obtaining the best IP protection to fit their invention. They also want to make sure any future issues or pitfalls are prevented through law. This is why Mike takes a personalized approach to the legal solutions he develops for his clients.

He immerses himself in each client’s technical and innovative business practices to maximize protection and return on investment. No two clients are alike. Mike ensures your IP protection is tailored to fit your specific needs.

In his spare time, Mike enjoys being outdoors, golfing, hiking and biking. He’s constantly bringing meditation and mindfulness techniques into his law practice.


Florida State University

University of Florida
     M.E., Electrical Engineering, Concentration in Communication and Control areas with emphasis in digital communication systems and optimal design of control systems

University of Florida
     B.S., Aerospace Engineering, Honors


Tennessee State Bar

Professional Affiliations