Michael P. Dunnam

Partner

Email : mdunnam@cm.law

Toll Free: 1-844-285-4263 ext. 795

Direct : 267-449-3930

Office : Philadelphia

Michael Dunnam is a registered patent attorney, and his professional focus includes management of intellectual property matters for foreign and domestic clients, including drafting hundreds and prosecuting thousands of patent applications in a wide variety of electronic, software, electrical, and mechanical arts. He has also served clients by conducting numerous infringement and validity studies; participating in all phases of litigation except trial; preparing licensing and joint venture agreements; providing counseling regarding software trademark and copyrights; providing business counseling and strategic planning in the intellectual property area to startup technology companies; conducting patent due diligence and strategic planning; and performing strategic intellectual property portfolio management.

Michael’s representative arts include telephony, audio/video, signal processing, computer hardware and software, Internet, computer graphics, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, medical electronics, wireless power systems, laser optics, RFID, electro-mechanical systems, circuits, compressors, and a variety of business method technologies.

Michael served as an adjunct professor at the Law School of the University of Pennsylvania in the Detkin Intellectual Property Law Clinic from 2015-2017 and taught in the Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop at the Practising Law Institute from 2012-2019. He also served as an adjunct professor at Temple University in the Beasley School of Law from 2012-2016 and was a guest lecturer in the Detkin Intellectual Property Law Clinic from 2012-2014.

Representative Patents

  • 4,794,838
    Constantly changing polyphonic pitch controller
  • 5,054,489
    Magnetic resonance imaging using spatial modulation of magnetization
  • 5,790,837
    Method and system for device virtualization based on an interrupt request in a dos-based environment
  • 6,230,521
    Method of recycling batches of mixed color cullet into amber, green, or flint glass with selected properties
  • 6,442,370
    System and method for computer-based test creation
  • 7,181,493
    Platform independent model-based framework for exchanging information in the justice system
  • 8,686,727
    CEST MRI methods for imaging of metabolites and the use of same as biomarkers
  • 8,942,659
    Method for selecting state of a reconfigurable antenna in a communication system via machine learning
  • 9,754,717
    Method of and apparatus for generating an adjustable reactance
  • 10,685,743
    Data Command Center Visual Display System

Publications

  • Board of Editors of American Lawyer Media’s Advising Start-Up and Emerging Companies Newsletter, 2000-2003,
  • Article on Business Method Patents in Feb. 2002 American Lawyer Media’s Advising Start-Up and Emerging Companies Newsletter
  • Article on Patent Due Diligence submitted Mar. 2003 American Lawyer Media’s Advising Start-Up and Emerging Companies Newsletter
  • “Recognizing Tech Diamonds in the Rough,” Philadelphia Business Journal, March 28, 2003
  • “Responding to the ‘Difficult’ Obviousness Rejection,” presented at AIPLA Annual Meeting, 2004
  • “PTO Breaks the ‘State Street Bank’ Test For Statutory Subject Matter With a New ‘Technological Arts’ Requirement,” Journal of Washington State Patent Law Association, Feb. 2005
  • “Eligible Subject Matter After In re Bilski,” presented at AIPLA Annual Meeting 2008
  • “Successfully Prosecuting Patent Applications in the USPTO,” Patents in the USA, Guide for Japanese Executives, published as supplement to Intellectual Asset Management magazine, 2008
  • “Life After Bilski: Has Bilski Provided the Clarity We Had All Hoped For?” presented at AIPLA Mid-Winter Meeting, 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Philadelphia Entrepreneurship Day, 2000
  • AIPLA Spring Meeting, 2000, on Business Method Patents
  • Speaker, AIPLA Advanced Computer/Electronic Patent Practice Seminar, 2000, on Counseling Startup Companies
  • Guest Speaker in e-Commerce class at Fox Business School at Temple University, 2001
  • AIPLA Spring Meeting, 2001 on Business Method Patents
  • Partnering in Patents Program with USPTO, 2001, on Pet Peeves between bar and USPTO
  • AIPLA Advanced Computer/Electronic Patent Practice Seminar, 2002 on drafting and enforcing business method, software and e-commerce patents
  • Partnering in Patents Program with USPTO, 2002 on Pet Peeves between bar and USPTO
  • AIPLA Annual Meeting, 2004 on responding to the difficult obviousness rejection
  • Guest Speaker in Entrepreneurship Class at Temple University, 2000-2005
  • American Conference Institute’s Corporate Counsel’s Guide to Software
    Patents, 2006, on patentable subject matter for software patents
  • Moderator and Program Chair, AIPLA Advanced Computer/Electronic Patent Practice Seminar, 2006
  • Testified as patent expert witness for plaintiff in Checkpoint Systems, Inc. v. All-Tag Security S.A. et al., Civil Action No. 01-CV-2223 (E.D. Pa), Feb. 2007.
  • AUTM Annual Meeting, 2007, on Patent Due Diligence
  • AIPLA Annual Meeting, 2008 plenary session on In Re Bilski
  • Moderator, LES Annual Meeting, 2008, on Patent Reform
  • AIPLA Annual Meeting, 2009 IP in Japan Committee meeting, on Patentable Subject Matter
  • Inequitable Conduct issues for Patent Practitioners, PIPLA monthly meeting, March 2010
  • AIPLA Mid-Winter Meeting, 2010 IP in Japan Committee meeting, on Compact Prosecution
  • Member of 2010 AIPLA delegation, before JPAA in Tokyo, Japan, on Compact Prosecution
  • AIPLA Mid-Winter Meeting, 2011 plenary session on In Re Bilski
  • Member of 2011 AIPLA delegation, before JPAA in Tokyo, Japan, on Amicus Briefs
  • Member of 2013 AIPLA delegation, before JPAA in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan, on Patentable Subject Matter
  • Organizer/Moderator, 2013 Patent Law Summit, San Jose, CA, on building and enforcing international patent portfolios
  • Member of 2014 AIPLA delegation, before JPAA in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan, on Patentable Subject Matter
  • AIPLA Annual Meeting, 2014 IP in Japan Committee meeting, on Patent-Eligible Subject Matter
  • Moderator of 2015 ECLC meeting at AIPLA annual meeting on patent-eligible subject matter in US, China, Canada, and Europe
  • Member of 2016 AIPLA delegation, before JPAA in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan, on Functional Patent Claim
  • Japanese Patent Office Liaison Council Meeting, June 2014, on CLS Bank v. Alice
  • Japanese Patent Office Liaison Council Meeting, June 2016, on Functional Patent Claims

 

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