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Michael Shevlin, J.D., P.E.

Greater San Diego Area

Registered Patent Attorney specializing in preparation and prosecution of foreign and domestic patent and trademark applications. Over twenty years of IP experience providing companies a foundation upon which to grow and protect their business and the strategic planning and legal guidance to implement that growth. Extensive IP portfolio management expertise. Experience negotiating, drafting, reviewing, implementing and managing agreements related to collaborations, licenses and merger.

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Areas of Expertise

  • IP Attorney, Extensive Patent & Tradmark Prosecution Skills

    Registered Patent Attorney specializing in mechanical and medical devices. Provides intellectual property counseling for start-up companies and individuals including strategic planning and legal guidance to grow and protect their business.

    • Business
    • IP Strategy
    • Patents
    • trademarks
    • Intellectual Property
    • IP portfolio management
    • IP opinions
    • Invalidity opinions
    • Non-infringement opinions
    • Patentability opinions
    • Prior art searches
    • Medical Devices
    • Mechanical Devices
    • Patent prosecution
    • Trademark prosecution
    • Professional engineer
    • IP due diligence
    • attorney
    • legal

Reviews

  • NT
    Mike was brought into Alphatec Spine to write patents, and he did just that. He was cost effective for the company; up until that time, the company used outside counsel to write patent applications. He was excellent at his job and I would love the opportunity to work with him again.
    Neil Thompson, PE, PMP, CSM

My Interests

Health Sectors
Medical Devices, Digital Health, Biotech, Healthcare Delivery, Diagnostics
Markets, Health Indications, Health Issues
  • Medical Devices
  • Mechanical Devices
Geographies
  • United States

Experience

  • Intellectual Property Attorney

    The Law Office of Michael R. Shevlin | December 2013 - Current

    Practice focused on intellectual property matters for corporate clients and start-up companies, including preparation and prosecution of foreign and domestic patent and trademark applications, specializing in mechanical and medical devices with some work in electrical and chemical arts. Client counseling and opinion work including invalidity, non-infringement, and patentability.

  • Senior Director, Intellectual Property

    Alphatec Spine, Inc. | December 2009 - Current 2013

    Manage all aspects of the company IP portfolio, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights. Responsible for worldwide patent and trademark prosecution and protection, prepare legal opinions, including invalidity, non-infringement, and patentability, perform prior art searches, review and evaluate competitors’ products and patents, routinely interact and counsel management on IP law and issues, participate in business development activities, chair the IP Steering Committee, coordinate legal projects with outside counsel, review publications and IP aspects of contracts and agreements, conduct IP due diligence for various corporate activities, conduct training on IP issues for both legal and non-legal audiences, efficiently manage the IP department budget and provide other legal services as required.

  • Intellectual Property Attorney

    Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP (now Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton) | December 2007 - Current 2009

    Practice focused on intellectual property matters for corporate clients and start-up companies, including preparation and prosecution of foreign and domestic patent applications, specializing in medical devices with some work in mechanical, electrical and chemical arts. Client counseling and opinion work including invalidity, non-infringement, and patentability. Managed corporate clients patent portfolios and chaired patent committees. Mined inventions

  • Of Counsel

    DLA Piper | December 2002 - Current 2007

    Practice focused on intellectual property matters for large and middle-size corporate clients, start-up companies and leading research universities, including preparation and prosecution of foreign and domestic patent applications in a wide variety of technologies, with a focus on medical devices but also included work in mechanical, electrical and chemical arts. Client counseling and opinion work including invalidity, non-infringement, and patentability. Litigation support provided technical and legal analysis. IP due diligence. Significant pro bono work.

  • Senior IP Counsel

    ALARIS Medical Systems (now CareFusion) | December 1999 - Current 2002

    Managed all aspects of the corporate patent portfolio including patent preparation, prosecution and litigation, chaired patent committee, coordinated legal projects with outside counsel, routinely interacted with management on IP law and issues, negotiated confidentiality and licensing agreements, conducted IP due diligence for various corporate activities.

  • Intellectual Property Attorney

    Gray Cary Ware & Friedenrich (now DLA Piper) | December 1998 - Current 1999

    Prepared and prosecuted foreign and domestic patent applications in a wide variety of technologies, with a focus on medical devices but also included work in mechanical, electrical and chemical arts. Client counseling and opinion work including invalidity, non-infringement, and patentability. Litigation support provided technical and legal analysis.

  • Patent Attorney

    Medtronic Interventional Vascular | December 1993 - Current 1997

    Prepared and prosecuted medical devices patent applications. Chaired patent committee, coordinated legal projects with outside counsel, routinely interacted with management on IP law and issues, negotiated confidentiality agreements.

  • Engineering Specialist, Program Manager

    Hughes Missile Systems/General Dynamics | December 1989 - Current 1993

    Lead research and development activities related to flight vehicle structures using composite materials. Managed multi-million dollar government contract based on this work.

  • Senior Engineer

    United Technologies (Sikorsky Aircraft, Norden Systems, Advanced Systems Div.) | December 1981 - Current 1989

  • Design Engineer

    Rohr Industries (now UTC Aerospace Systems) | December 1980 - Current 1981

Education

  • San Diego State University-California State University

    BS | Mechanical Engineering

  • University of San Diego School of Law

    JD | Law