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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Nebraska, 2002
    • B.S., University of Nebraska, 1999, Biology; Minor: Chemistry
  • Bar Jurisdictions
    • Missouri, 2002
    • Kansas, 2003
    • Admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Michael Williamson understands that intellectual property is vital for increasing revenue, expanding market share, and adding overall value to technology companies. Michael strives to learn about a client’s businesses so he can help them with the strategic development of their intellectual property portfolio to aide in achieving their business goals. Michael has worked in a variety of areas, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, licensing, litigation, and overall business advice and general guidance. His strategic guidance includes helping establish and maintain global intellectual property portfolios that include the acquisition, registration, maintenance, and enforcement of patents, trademark and copyrights. Throughout his career he has worked with startup companies, federal agencies, individual inventors, university/research institutions, as well as small companies and Fortune 500 companies with headquarters in the United States and abroad. Michael has spent 10 years providing guidance on areas including:
  • Life sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Medical devices
  • Food chemistry processing and products
  • Animal health products and processes
  • Chemical engineering
  • Nanotechnology
  • Mechanical engineering

In addition to helping protect cutting edge technologies, he has issued numerous opinions on patentability, non-infringement, validity, and overall industry landscapes in areas related to food products, processes, packaging, cancer therapeutics and diagnostics, therapeutic delivery systems, compositions, fertilizers, renewable energy process and products, general chemical, biotech, and mechanical inventions. Michael’s strategic counseling includes significant time on educating executives and boards on overall intellectual property and product development. He takes the time to understand a client’s business goals and then works with the company’s senior management to develop a road map to accomplish these goals.
  • Provided strategic guidance and implementation of a global trademark portfolio that included obtaining a protection in more than 60 foreign jurisdictions.
  • Represented technology company being acquired in a multi-million dollar acquisition. Provided strategic guidance on company’s intellectual property portfolio to aide in the overall company valuation.
  • Advised and helped establish a life science company based on university technology, including out licensing of the technology and intellectual portfolio development to helping in securing Series A funding.
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The eFactory - Incubator Springfield, Missouri
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Missouri Innovation Center - Incubator Columbia, Missouri
April 2013
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Understanding NDAs
Missouri Innovation Center - Incubator Columbia, Missouri
March 2013
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50 Points in 50 Minutes
ACC-Mid America Chapter
November 2012
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IP and Licensing Basics
Creighton University and LES
September 2012
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Intellectual Property: Understanding the New Paradigm - the America Invents Act
St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association
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August 2012