Michael joined Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts as an Associate in 2018. Prior to this, he clerked for the firm for two years while attending law school. Michael has experience in patent prosecution, trademark prosecution, copyright prosecution, litigation and licensing.
Michael has prosecuted patents in various mechanical and computer software related fields and has assisted with all aspects of portfolio management and counseling. Michael also has experience counseling small businesses and start-ups. As a legal intern at Albany Law School’s Community Development Clinic, Michael helped to advise small businesses on start-up basics such as business entity formation, tax and governance issues, contracts, and intellectual property protection. There he drafted founders’ agreements, operating agreements, and licensing agreements.
Michael graduated from Albany Law School in 2018, earning his Juris Doctor summa cum laude with a Concentration in Intellectual Property with Honors. Upon graduating, he received the ABA-BNA Bloomberg Program Award for Excellence for superior academic performance in Intellectual Property Law. He received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering cum laude from the University at Buffalo in 2015.
While at Albany Law School, Michael served as the Executive Managing Editor of the Albany Law Review, President of the Intellectual Property Law Society, and was a Sponsler Honors Teaching Fellow. He served as a teaching assistant for Federal Civil Procedure and Introduction to Lawyering, a first-year legal research and writing course.
Michael R. Woodward, Amending Alice: Eliminating the Undue Burden of “Significantly More”, 81 Alb. L. Rev. 329 (2017).