Michele supports her clients with an integrated, cross-disciplinary legal approach, drawing on regulatory advisors, litigators, data privacy experts, employment lawyers and tax advisors, to align with the clients' business strategies and goals. Michele is passionate about providing exceptional client service, which rewards both her and her clients with strong, long-lasting relationships. Michele combines her unique combination of government, transactional and litigation IP expertise to support her clients through all stages of the product life cycle. Her counseling expertise encompasses bet-the-company patent portfolio strategies, lean early-stage mission critical patent prosection, and complex global patent portfolio prosecution and management. She frequently works with clients through fund raising IP diligence, product clearance, licensing and enforcement. She represents numerous companies in the healthcare industry, including those with medical device, orthopedic implant, smart contact lens, respiratory technology, ultrasonic periodontal system, medical diagnostic, and home healthcare monitoring system patents. Michele has additional direct experience assisting organizations in the consumer products, sporting goods, spectroscopy, optical disc, water desalination, telecommunications, and surveillance system sectors. She is adept at securing and defending patents covering business methods, Internet technology, data storage, global positioning systems, computer graphics, software, clinical trial and research data software, electronic medical records, and superconductors.
Early in her career, Michele worked as a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.