Biography

Michael Minter is an Assistant General Counsel, Intellectual Property at Lockheed Martin Corporation - Rotary and Mission Systems.  He specializes in intellectual property law, with a focus on patent, trademark and copyright matters.  Michael is responsible for counseling clients on a wide range of issues, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, commercial and government transactions, and other issues related to Lockheed businesses.  Michael manages Lockheed’s intellectual property portfolio pertaining to its radar systems, advanced manufacturing, and data analytics business.  He counsels clients on various domestic and international patent, trademark, licensing and Internet issues, including selection, clearance, use, licensing and enforcement of Lockheed trademarks.  Michael also advises clients on intellectual property matters in connection with due diligence reviews of intellectual property portfolios in support of business transactions.  He has experience in drafting and negotiating various agreements and licenses, including, government contracts, business agreements pertaining to trademarks, copyrights and software, non-disclosure agreements, vendor agreements, sales agreement, and patent and technology licensing agreements.

Prior to joining Lockheed in 2012, Michael worked as an associate in the Northern Virginia Office of Miles & Stockbridge PC.  Michael is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Virginia, is certified as Authorized House Counsel in Connecticut, and is a Registered Patent Attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.