RatnerPrestia is pleased to announce that Michael P.F. Phelps has joined the Washington, D.C. office as Counsel practicing in both intellectual property litigation and patent prosecution.
Phelps is an experienced counselor in all aspects of patent law, including freedom-to-operate studies, patent prosecution, litigation and licensing. He works closely with client executives, in-house counsel and inventors to develop personalized, market-oriented patent clearance and prosecution programs, as well as conducts client education programs to develop awareness of patent laws throughout relevant client infrastructure. Phelps has represented clients in numerous post-grant patent validity challenges, including inter partes and ex parte reexamination proceedings in the US and post-grant proceedings in Europe.
Phelps earned his J.D. degree in 2000 from Washington and Lee University School of Law and received his B.S degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia in 1993.