Michael is a Technology Licensing Manager at the USC Stevens Center for Innovation.
Prior to joining the Stevens Center, Michael practiced as a patent attorney, primarily in prosecution, for over 20 years in both law firms and as Sr. In-House Patent Counsel for a major international technology corporation. He received his training at the U.S. Patent Trademark Office where he was a Patent Examiner. Prior to embarking upon his intellectual property career, Michael was a Systems Test Engineer at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, where he was a team member on the Space Shuttle program, participating in mission preparation, launch operations, and landing recoveries.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master of Science from George Mason University in Telecommunications, and a Juris Doctor degree from Syracuse University College of Law. Michael is a bar member of the Supreme Court of the State of Florida, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is also registered to practice before the U.S. Patent Trademark Office.