Trained as both a chemical engineer and an attorney, Michael Dever works with clients at the intersection of both worlds and finds that through the interplay between law and technology he can help businesses protect their technological investments and improve their bottom line.
Michael’s job: helping clients manage their intellectual property by providing portfolio management, counseling, intellectual property licensing and litigation. As an active member of the firm’s IP practice groups focused on chemicals, litigation, and patent office litigation, Michael’s long experience combined with Buchanan’s award-winning IP team allow him to provide a full range of IP services.
And because Michael has experience in a wide spectrum of technical disciplines, he understands his clients’ needs from both a legal and a technical perspective. Among his clients’ industries are chemical products and formulations, biomedical devices and procedures, metallurgical compositions, and mechanical and electromechanical devices. He also advises healthcare, educational and financial institutions.
He is also actively involved in litigating intellectual property disputes. He has litigated patent, trademark and copyright infringement cases in federal courts across the country.
Because of his extensive knowledge and experience, Michael was asked to serve on the Patent Local Rules Committee for the Western District of Pennsylvania and also assisted in preparing model patent jury instructions for the Western District.
Michael is frequently quoted on matters related to IP law, appears often as a lecturer, and publishes regularly on IP topics.
With a strong interest in assisting those who need it most, Michael serves as Board Chair of Achieva, the largest provider in Western Pennsylvania of support services to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
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