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The Right Way to Calculate Due Dates in Europe and China
If you are docketing in China or Europe, you may notice that calculated due dates don’t match the dates given by your foreign associate. This program will explain why and the proper way to calculate due dates in these countries.
Using Analytics as a Patent Annuity Decision Tool
Join us as our panel discusses best practices for the annuity payment decision process and how patent analytics can help assist annuity decision makers in making the best decisions possible.
IP Punch List for Software Companies
The Software field is a dynamic growing area. This webinar will focus on the challenges that software companies face in protecting their innovations both in the US and in other important jurisdictions.
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Schwegman is teaming up with WIPO to host an all-day complimentary "Advanced PCT Training" seminar that will provide insights to practitioners on amendments and recent developments to the PCT rules, developing a strategy for international filings and procedural safeguards.
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Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner

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Areas of Practice
  • Software & E-Commerce
  • Electrical & Computers
  • Mechanical & Electromechanical
IP Services
  • Acquisition Due Diligence
  • Freedom To Operate
  • Patent Analytics
  • Portfolio Management & Analysis
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Post-Grant Proceedings
Bar Admissions & Associations
Classes & Speaking Engagements
Past Experience

Michael L. Lynch is a registered patent attorney and Principal whose practice is focused on prosecution, IP development and enforcement strategies, complex licensing, and opinions. Immediately prior to joining Schwegman, Mike spent almost ten years as Chief Patent Counsel of Micron Technology, Inc. in Boise, ID. During his time at Micron, he managed and/or participated in virtually all aspects of IP development, management, and enforcement. Prior to joining Micron, Mike was a shareholder in the IP specialty firm of Arnold, White & Durkee, in the Houston and Minneapolis offices. Before joining Arnold, White & Durkee, he was a patent attorney at Western-Atlas. Mike received his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center in 1981, where he was an Editor of the Houston Law Review. Over the course of his career, Mike has handled both litigation and prosecution in a variety of technologies, including, among many others: semiconductor devices, processing and manufacturing equipment; computer hardware and software; oil and gas industry technologies; and medical devices. He has served as an adjunct professor of law, teaching courses in patent prosecution at both the University of Texas at Austin (1993-1995) and at William Mitchell College of Law (1995). Mike also served for six years as a Board Member of the Intellectual Property Owners Association, and is an emeritus member of the Association of Corporate Patent Counsel.


University of Houston Law Center
Houston, TX, 1981, J.D.
Law Review: Editor, Houston Law Review, 1980-1981

Lamar University
Beaumont, TX, 1973, B.S.

Bar Admissions & Associations
Bar Admissions & Associations

Bar Admissions
U.S. District Court – Southern District of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit Texas
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

American Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Association of Corporate Patent Counsel
Emeritus Member

Classes & Speaking Engagements
Classes & Speaking Engagements

Review Course in Preparation for the Patent Bar Exam, University of Houston Law Center, Intellectual Property Law Foundation, 1993 – 1998

Adjunct Professor, William Mitchell College of Law, Patent Prosecution, 1995

Adjunct Professor, University of Houston Law Center, Legal Research and Writing, 1982 – 1986

Adjunct Professor, University of Texas at Austin, Patent Prosecution, 1993 – 1995

Past Experience
Past Experience

Micron Technology, Chief Patent Counsel

Arnold, White & Durkee, Minneapolis, MN, Houston, TX, Shareholder

Western-Atlas, Houston, TX