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Michael D. Van Loy, Ph.D.

Michael D. Van Loy, Ph.D.

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

San Diego, CA, USA


Michael Van Loy is a Member in the Intellectual Property Section. His practice focuses on all aspects of IP strategy and portfolio development including drafting and prosecution of patent and trademark applications; preparation of patentability, infringement, and validity opinions; litigation preparation and support; licensing negotiations; and other monetization approaches. 
 
Michael drafts and prosecutes patents and advises clients on IP issues in a wide range of technical fields, including computer-implemented technologies (software, database development and management, content management systems, user interfaces, etc.), motor vehicle engines and braking systems, chemical and environmental sensing and analysis, wired and wireless telecommunications, e-commerce,  medical devices,  alternative energy sources and storage, emissions controls and remediation technologies for air and water, semiconductor design and production, batteries, satellite-guided navigation, pharmaceutical formulation and targeted delivery mechanisms, video compression, and optical coatings.
 
Before joining Mintz Levin, Michael worked as a patent agent for more than five years, first at a national intellectual property law firm in the Silicon Valley and then at a Palo Alto incubator venture fund, where he advised on intellectual property portfolio development strategies and provided in-house patent preparation and prosecution services for a group of seed-stage start-up companies focused on high-tech and chemical analysis. Prior to beginning his legal career, Michael was an environmental research scientist/project manager at a research institute in Palo Alto, where he co-managed and published the results of a large-scale, multidisciplinary study of the effects of air pollution on human health in an urban airshed.

Recognitions & Awards
• Included on the San Diego Super Lawyers Rising Star: Intellectual Property list (2016)

Professional & Community Involvement
• Board member, Chapter Executive Committee of MIT Enterprise Forum San Diego
• Former Chapter Chair, MIT Enterprise Forum San Diego
Michael D. Van Loy, Ph.D. is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Roadblock PTAB: Hardening Patent Portfolios and Adjusting Patent Prosecution Strategies - USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2018, Wednesday, May 16, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Roadblock PTAB: Hardening Patent Portfolios and Adjusting Patent Prosecution Strategies - Roadblock PTAB: Hardening Patent Portfolios and Adjusting Patent Prosecution Strategies, Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Roadblock PTAB: Hardening Patent Portfolios and Adjusting Patent Prosecution Strategies - Roadblock PTAB: Hardening Patent Portfolios and Adjusting Patent Prosecution Strategies, Wednesday, May 16, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Roadblock PTAB: Hardening Patent Portfolios and Adjusting Patent Prosecution Strategies - Roadblock PTAB: Hardening Patent Portfolios and Adjusting Patent Prosecution Strategies, Wednesday, May 16, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2018, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, San Francisco, CA
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