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Michele C. Bosch
+1 202 408 4193

901 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4413

+1 202 408 4000
Fax +1 202 408 4400

Bar and Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • College of William and Mary
    J.D., 1993
  • University of Virginia
    B.A., Chemistry, 1990

Michele C. Bosch


Michele Bosch's practice includes many areas of intellectual property law with an emphasis on post-grant proceedings, including inter partes review (IPR) and post-grant review (PGR) matters before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), patent interference proceedings, portfolio management and analysis, due diligence investigations, pre-litigation analysis, and comprehensive strategic client counseling. She advises clients in a wide range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, consumer products, life sciences, skin care and cosmetics, nutraceuticals, biotechnology, and chemicals, including agrichemicals.

Ms. Bosch is a registered patent attorney with more than 24 years of experience representing domestic and international clients in inter partes and ex parte matters before the USPTO. She has particular experience in patent interference proceedings, serving as lead and back-up lead counsel for over 20 years.

Ms. Bosch's diverse practice has enabled her to provide full service and complex strategic counseling on U.S. patent validity and infringement issues, as well as matters involving patentability and priority of invention issues. She is also a frequent lecturer at U.S. and international legal and corporate seminars on a variety of patent law topics. Ms. Bosch is a frequent lecturer on strategic considerations related to the America Invents Act (AIA), particularly post-grant proceedings.


  • Currently lead counsel for clients in the life sciences, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries in a variety of PTAB proceedings, including IPR and interference proceedings challenging competitor patents and/or defending high-value portfolios/patents covering commercial products.
  • Served as member of the firm's Compensation Committee, 2015-present; served as practice group leader for the firm's chemical/metallurgical and pharmaceutical practice group, 2008-2012; served as a member of the firm's Management Committee, 2004-2007; and served as the firm's hiring partner, 2002-2004.
  • Adjunct professor of the Patent Interference course at George Mason University Law School, 2006-2010.
  • Lecturer/Teacher for more than 15 years on USPTO contested proceedings, including interferences and PTAB trials, patent office practice, opinions and strategic counseling.

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. for patent prosecution, re-examinations, and post-grant proceedings, 2015, 2016; and for patent licensing, 2017.
  • Listed in LMG Life Sciences as an Intellectual Property: Life Sciences Star, 2012-2016.

Professional Activities

  • American Intellectual Property Association
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • American Chemical Society

Select Publications

  • Serves as an editor to Finnegan's AIA blog on PTAB trials and AIA provisions.
  • Coauthor. "Unpredictability: Understanding the U.S. Enablement Requirement," CIPA Journal, March 2012.
  • Coauthor. "Demystifying IP Due Diligence," Managing Intellectual Property, June 2006.
  • "Being Prepared for U.S. Litigation Can Make All the Difference," Patent World, Sept. 1995.
  • "Third Party Opinions—Traps and Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them," Federal Circuit Bar Journal, Winter 1994.
  • Coauthor. "Willful Infringement: A Real Concern," Federal Circuit Bar Journal, Winter 1993.