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Docketing Response Dates in Countries Having an “Acceptance Deadline,” such as Australia
Some countries such as Australia and the United Kingdom set a time limit for acceptance of an application, but otherwise do not specify a time limit for responding to an office action. This program will discuss best practices for docketing office actions received in these countries.
Citation Count Analytics
Citation count analytics are another mainstay of patent analytics. Attendees will learn how to generate various types of patent count analytics, and the strengths and weaknesses of each.
Post Myriad: 5 Patent Prosecution Tips
The Courts and the Patent Office have come down hard on natural products and diagnostic methods. In this presentation, we provide suggestions and guidance on how to optimize your chances of obtaining commercially useful patent claims for natural products and diagnostic methods.

Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner

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Areas of Practice
  • Software & E-Commerce
  • Electrical & Computers
  • Mechanical & Electromechanical
IP Services
  • Acquisition Due Diligence
  • Freedom To Operate
  • Patent Analytics
  • Portfolio Management & Analysis
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Post-Grant Proceedings
Bar Admissions & Associations
Classes & Speaking Engagements
Past Experience

Michael L. Lynch is a registered patent attorney and Principal whose practice is focused on prosecution, IP development and enforcement strategies, complex licensing, and opinions. Immediately prior to joining Schwegman, Mike spent almost ten years as Chief Patent Counsel of Micron Technology, Inc. in Boise, ID. During his time at Micron, he managed and/or participated in virtually all aspects of IP development, management, and enforcement. Prior to joining Micron, Mike was a shareholder in the IP specialty firm of Arnold, White & Durkee, in the Houston and Minneapolis offices. Before joining Arnold, White & Durkee, he was a patent attorney at Western-Atlas. Mike received his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center in 1981, where he was an Editor of the Houston Law Review. Over the course of his career, Mike has handled both litigation and prosecution in a variety of technologies, including, among many others: semiconductor devices, processing and manufacturing equipment; computer hardware and software; oil and gas industry technologies; and medical devices. He has served as an adjunct professor of law, teaching courses in patent prosecution at both the University of Texas at Austin (1993-1995) and at William Mitchell College of Law (1995). Mike also served for six years as a Board Member of the Intellectual Property Owners Association, and is an emeritus member of the Association of Corporate Patent Counsel.


University of Houston Law Center
Houston, TX, 1981, J.D.
Law Review: Editor, Houston Law Review, 1980-1981

Lamar University
Beaumont, TX, 1973, B.S.

Bar Admissions & Associations
Bar Admissions & Associations

Bar Admissions
U.S. District Court – Southern District of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit Texas
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

American Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Association of Corporate Patent Counsel
Emeritus Member

Classes & Speaking Engagements
Classes & Speaking Engagements

Review Course in Preparation for the Patent Bar Exam, University of Houston Law Center, Intellectual Property Law Foundation, 1993 – 1998

Adjunct Professor, William Mitchell College of Law, Patent Prosecution, 1995

Adjunct Professor, University of Houston Law Center, Legal Research and Writing, 1982 – 1986

Adjunct Professor, University of Texas at Austin, Patent Prosecution, 1993 – 1995

Past Experience
Past Experience

Micron Technology, Chief Patent Counsel

Arnold, White & Durkee, Minneapolis, MN, Houston, TX, Shareholder

Western-Atlas, Houston, TX