Michael J. Downing

Michael Downing is a registered patent attorney and  brings a wealth of industry experience to the firm, having spent almost a decade working in multinational research and development. Michael’s work centered around the testbed  validation of large-scale, gas turbine engines for energy applications, leveraging high performance computing to evaluate and optimize aerodynamic, thermal, and mechanical designs. This multi-disciplinary work allowed Michael to develop proficiency in a variety of technical fields, including computer programming and software, mechanical engineering, fluid and combustion dynamics, computational fluid dynamics, aeroacoustics, testbed design, toolchain development, high temperature materials, and control systems. Now, Michael practices all aspects of patent prosecution and litigation, focusing on inter partes review proceedings and the prosecution of utility patents.

Michael received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Cincinnati, where he also conducted graduate studies as a PhD candidate specializing in fluid mechanics, computer simulation, and data visualization. Michael also took a focus in German language and spent time living and working abroad in Germany. Prior to becoming an attorney, Michael worked at Maier & Maier as a Patent Agent and Technical Specialist while earning his law degree at George Mason University.

  • Education
    • George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, J.D.
    • University of Cincinnati, B.S., Aerospace Engineering
  • Admission
    • United States Patent and Trademark Office
    • Ohio State Bar
  • Membership
    • The Pauline Newman IP American Inn of Court
    • Intellectual Property Owners Association