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Michael P. Dunnam

Michael P. Dunnam

Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

DRESHER, PA, USA


MICHAEL DUNNAM is an attorney with the law firm of Schwegman, Lundberg, and Woessner.  Mr. Dunnam is a past chair of the Electronic and Computer Law Committee of the AIPLA, a past coordinator of the Electronic and Computer Law Committee’s Partnering in Patents Program, Road Shows and Patent Law Summit, and a member of several AIPLA delegations to Japan. Mr. Dunnam also was a recent member of the AIPLA’s 101 Task Force.  Locally, Mr. Dunnam is a former Board Member and Chair of the Computer Practice Committee of the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association.  

Mr. Dunnam has an electrical engineering degree from Brown University and a JD from George Washington University.  Mr. Dunnam started his career as a patent examiner in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in the color television arts and was a patent agent with Cushman Darby & Cushman before joining Woodcock Washburn LLP, which merged with Baker Hostetler LLP in January, 2014.  Mr. Dunnam joined the Schwegman firm in August, 2017.

Michael has taught a course entitled Intellectual Property in Business at Temple University Law School and taught in the Intellectual Property Law Clinic at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.  Michael is active in startup and angel network organizations, and is a frequent speaker on topics of intellectual property law, especially patent eligibility.  Michael has lectured for the last several years at PLI’s Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop in New York City.  

Michael's work primarily focuses on counseling and prosecution of patent applications in the areas of electronics, computer software, cloud computing applications, business methods, telephony, video, lasers, inductive power, autonomous vehicles, and medical electronics, such as magnetic resonance imaging technology. 
Michael P. Dunnam is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Subject Matter Eligibility after Mayo/Alice and Latest Federal Circuit Decisions and USPTO Guidance - Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop 2017: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing, Thursday, July 27, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Subject Matter Eligibility after Mayo/Alice and Latest Federal Circuit Decisions and USPTO Guidance - Subject Matter Eligibility after Mayo/Alice and Latest Federal Circuit Decisions and USPTO Guidance, Thursday, July 27, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Subject Matter Eligibility after Mayo/Alice and Latest Federal Circuit Decisions and USPTO Guidance - Subject Matter Eligibility after Mayo/Alice and Latest Federal Circuit Decisions and USPTO Guidance, Thursday, July 27, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters How to Work with Patent Examiners Toward Allowance - Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop 2017: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing, Thursday, September 14, 2017
Protection of Computer Implemented Inventions Under the USPTO’s July 2015 Update to December 2014 Interim Eligibility Guidance - Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop 2017: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing, Thursday, September 14, 2017
Responding to the “Difficult” Obviousness Rejection - Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop 2017: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing, Thursday, September 14, 2017
A Look at Functional Claiming in the U.S - Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop 2017: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing, Thursday, September 14, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop 2017: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing, Tuesday, September 26, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop 2018: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing, Wednesday, July 11, 2018, New York, NY
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