Michael R. Christensen is a partner in the Medical Device group at Knobbe Martens. While he has helped clients protect a variety of technologies, the majority of his practice focuses on protecting innovation and building patent portfolios for startup medical device clients. The technologies of some representative clients include MRI-compatible infusion pumps and novel devices and therapies for the treatment of stroke, diabetes, atrial fibrillation and back pain.
Mr. Christensen also has extensive experience conducting patent due diligence for leading Venture Capital firms and performing IP audits for companies seeking to identify ways to improve their patent portfolios. One of Mr. Christensen’s areas of expertise is developing strategies for expediting patent prosecution, both in the United States and abroad.
In his presentation, Michael will review the key steps to successful IP filings, reviewing provisional patents, utility patents, the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), and Fast Track US filings.
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