Education

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

B.S., Aerospace Engineering , 1991
• Dean’s List: 1997, 1998 and 2000

North Carolina Central University

J.D., 2000
  • cum laude
  • Dean's List 1997, 1998, and 2000
  • Member, Trademark Moot Court Team, Southern Region Champions 2000, Saul Lefkowitz Memorial Trademark Moot Court Competition

Bar Admission

District of Columbia

North Carolina

Michael A. Bush

Member

Overview

Michael A. Bush has considerable experience prosecuting and preparing patent applications for mechanical and electro-mechanical technologies, including mechanical devices, hardware and software. Mr. Bush counsels his clients and renders opinions on matters related to patentability, infringement and prosecution strategy involving domestic and foreign patents. He also represents clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Mr. Bush’s areas of expertise include medical devices and methods, e.g., surgical devices and methods, drug delivery and injection devices, ophthalmic devices and MEMS fabrication thereof, diagnostic apparatuses, and medical packaging and sterilization; hard disk and optical disk drives; wireless telephones; printer devices; wheel bearing assemblies and rotation detecting devices; data organization, analysis and retention; online shopping; electronic music distribution; frame relay devices; optical network couplers; and network testing software and devices. He also has experience with consumer electronics including refrigerators, cooking devices and portable music players.

Professional Involvement

• Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
• Member, DC Bar Association

Community Involvement

• Volunteer, North Carolina Legal Services, 2002
• Instructor, Street Law, 1999
• Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity, 1994-1998

Publications/Presentations

• "Are You Sitting On Your Intellectual Property?," October 2010
• “Walter Boyd: A Patent on Success or A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Med School,” Adrienne Lea Meddock & Michael Bush, Of Counsel, Volume 3, Fall 1998 at 18
• “Advanced Transport Design Using Multidisciplinary Design Optimization,” prepared for the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics, Aircraft Design Systems and Operations Meeting, September 1991.

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Areas of Practice

Acknowledgements

• “Pride Award for Excellence and Dedication,” Nortel Networks