Michael J. Gallagher is a partner at Gallagher & Dawsey Co., LPA, a firm dedicated to providing the highest quality intellectual property legal services to clients around the globe.
Mr. Gallagher focuses his practice on patent prosecution, trademark prosecution, patent litigation, trademark litigation, and copyright litigation. He prides himself in knowing his client’s businesses so that he can better educate his clients on the legal risks associated with their business decisions. This often includes strategically monitoring competitor’s intellectual property portfolios, as well as participating in meetings to roadmap a direction for the future of his client’s patent and trademark portfolios.
Not only does Mr. Gallagher help his clients build and manage their intellectual property portfolios; he also aggressively represent his clients in intellectual property disputes, whether it is a multi-million dollar patent infringement lawsuit or a simple opposition to registration before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).
In addition to his legal studies, Michael studied immunogenetics at the Mammalian Genetics Center of the University of Michigan and graduated from Wayne State University Medical School. Michael is one of the few medical doctor patent attorneys. While at the University of Michigan, Michael received a Michigan Cancer Foundation Research Fellowship for his work in the enhancement of cancer immunity. Prior to practicing law Michael practiced anesthesiology and critical care medicine. Michael is an honors graduate of The Ohio State University College of Law where he received numerous scholarships and awards for high academic achievement. Michael has significant experience in international patent prosecution and international trademark prosecution, including extensive knowledge on Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) procedures and the Madrid Protocol. In fact, Michael also holds an advanced degree in international intellectual property protection granted by the University of South Africa. Michael’s unique background makes him particularly astute in the fields of biotechnology patents and medical device patents.
The intellectual property law firm of Gallagher & Dawsey Co., L.P.A. is headquartered in the historic German Village area of Columbus, Ohio, yet serves clients around the world ranging from Fortune 50 companies down to individual inventors. The firm also has satellite offices in Dayton, Ohio and Cincinnati, Ohio.
Supreme Court of Ohio
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Law: J.D., The Ohio State University
LL.M. (Intellectual Property Law): The University of South Africa
Medical School: M.D., Wayne State University
Graduate: M.S., Biology, University of Michigan
Undergraduate: B.A., The University of Michigan
Professional Associations & Memberships
American Bar Association
Ohio Bar Association
Columbus Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Columbus Intellectual Property Law Association
Areas of Practice
- Intellectual Property
- Science, Computers, & Tech
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