Michael A. Blake is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; and the Connecticut bar. Michael graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1989. He received his law degree from the University of Texas in 1996. Prior to attending law school, Michael was employed for four years as a mechanical engineer at Bently Nevada Corporation, now a GE Power Systems business. At Bently Nevada he diagnosed machinery malfunctions and performed optical alignment on various industrial machines, such as turbines, pumps, compressors and reciprocating engines.
Michael is experienced in obtaining patent protection for a variety of technical areas, including,consumer products, semiconductors, automobile systems, turbine and pump systems, drilling systems, and computer systems.
Before opening his own firm, Michael was an attorney at the patent law firm Cantor Colburn in Connecticut. Prior to that he was an attorney with Sierra Patent Group in Nevada.
Michael is an instructor at Fairfield University, he teaches the graduate level engineering course “Management of Intellectual Property Assets.” He is also a former board member of the Yankee Invention Expo (www.yankeeinventionexpo.org). Michael is a past vice-president of the Inventors Association of Connecticut (IACT). Additionally, Michael is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association; the National Association of Patent Practitioners (NAPP); past member of the United Inventors Association (UIA); and the Innovator’s Resource Network (IRN).