Michael McLaughlin focuses on patent prosecution and counseling in the mechanical and electrical spaces. He has experience in various interdisciplinary areas, including automotive systems and control methods; fuel cell technologies; printing and medical devices; and warehouse and shipping management systems.
Following law school, Michael worked at a global law firm, where he prepared and prosecuted U.S. and international utility and design patent applications, conducted and analyzed patentability and freedom to operate searches, and counseled clients on U.S. and international prosecution issues.
While in law school, Michael completed a patent externship with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Technology Center 2800, gaining experience examining patent applications relating to semiconductors, electrical systems, and optical devices. He practiced as a student attorney during law school at the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic and counseled clients on patent, trademark, and copyright issues. Michael also worked as a research fellow for the Program on Information Justice & Intellectual Property (PIJIP), conducting legal research concerning World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and access to education laws.
As an undergraduate student, Michael studied various technical fields, such as machine design, thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer, and fluid dynamics. He worked with the REN Research Group at Temple University College of Engineering to synthesize magnetic nanoparticles to be used in an energy storage cell for recharging small devices and optimized the dimensional parameters of the energy storage cell.
Michael has engaged in a considerable amount of pro bono work, including asylum matters and landlord-tenant matters with the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center.
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