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1020 Marsh Road, Suite 200
Menlo Park, California 94025
Direct Phone: 650.645.9012
Direct Fax: 650.687.8303
michael.jones@procopio.com
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Michael C. Jones

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California
District of Columbia
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Wisconsin
Mike prepares and prosecutes application relating to semi-conductor, electrical and mechanical arts. Such work has included applications in the areas of display devices, medical imaging, image processing, tire technology and sports equipment. Mike has experience prosecuting applications directed to network and database management software, network infrastructure, multimedia distribution systems, memory storage devices, data encryption/decryption, mobile communications, semi-conductor devices and MEMS devices. He experienced with VoIP, GSM, IP Multicast and GPS technologies. He also has experience drafting applications in the fields of image processing, video archiving, medical diagnostic equipment, industrial processing equipment and hard disk drives. Mike’s practice also includes registration and renewal of trademarks. His practice also includes Export Control consultation, with a focus on the issues faced by US subsidiaries of overseas corporations.

Prior to joining Procopio, Mike was an associate at Sughrue Mion, PLLC. He has prior experience designing and manufacturing MEMS devices using nano-fabrication techniques and developing micro-sensors for detecting chemicals and explosives.
Education
  • JD, DePaul University College of Law, 2007
  • BS (Mechanical Engineering), University of Nevada, Reno, 2004
Community Involvement
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

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  • “New Supreme Court Decisions: Analyzing June 2, 2014 Nautilus v. Biosig and Limelight v. Akamai as Decided by the Supreme Court,” West LegalEdcenter, Webinar, June 11, 2014.
  • “2014 IP Cases at the Supreme Court: Overview and Focus - Boston Scientific v. Medtronic (decided) and Alice v. CLS Bank (pending),” West LegalEdcenter, Webinar, April 22, 2014.
  • “Getting More Out of Your Portfolio Using Design Patents,” Patent Prosecution Bootcamp, IP Counsel Café, Palo Alto, CA, April 4, 2014.
  • “Understanding the New USPTO Final and Proposed Rules on PLT and the Hague Agreement,” West LegalEdcenter, Webinar, March 13, 2014.
  • “2013 Patent News in Review, and Looking at 2014,” West LegalEdcenter, Webinar, December 9, 2013.
  • “Legislative Efforts to Curb Patent Litigation,” West LegalEdcenter, Webinar, September 12, 2013.
  • “Using Invents Act to Entrepreneurs Advantage: Tips and Techniques for Obtaining IP Protection under the America Invents Act (AIA),” Health 2.0 Silicon Valley Meetup, Sunnyvale, CA, August 20, 2013.
  • “Navigating the Muddy Waters of Software Patent Eligibility under 35 USC 101: CLS Bank v. Alice Corp.” West LegalEdcenter, Webinar, August 6, 2013.
  • “Patent Exhaustion after Bowman v. Monsanto,” West LegalEdcenter, Webinar, July 9, 2013.
  • “Patent Drafting and Prosecution Issues and Tips Under the New AIA Rules”, West LegalEdcenter, Webinar, May 15, 2013.
  • “How the AIA Changes Novelty and the New Grace Period,” Patent Prosecution Bootcamp, IP Counsel Café, Palo Alto, CA, April 25, 2013.
  • “How the AIA Changes Novelty and the New Grace Period,” Prosecution Bootcamp, IP Counsel Café, Palo Alto, CA, April 20, 2012.