Biography

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. 

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