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Michael N. MacCallum

Mechanical/Electromechanical Patent Prosecution & Post-Grant Proceedings

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Michael MacCallum is a registered patent attorney that primarily focuses his practice on preparing and prosecuting patent applications. Mike manages clients ranging from Fortune 100 Corporations to independent inventors. He is experienced in all phases of patent procurement, from working directly with inventors to craft...

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Michael MacCallum is a registered patent attorney that primarily focuses his practice on preparing and prosecuting patent applications. Mike manages clients ranging from Fortune 100 Corporations to independent inventors. He is experienced in all phases of patent procurement, from working directly with inventors to craft invention disclosures, to drafting and prosecuting patent applications, and successfully appealing applications with the Patent Trials and Appeals Board. Mike also has extensive experience in invalidity and clearance opinions. He has written and prosecuted design and utility patents for clients in industries such as automotive, construction, consumer products, manufacturing and sporting goods. He also manages the portfolios of several automotive tier-1 suppliers.

Post-Grant Proceedings, particularly Inter Partes Review (IPR), play a major role in patent enforcement. Counseling clients on these procedures, preparing IPR petitions and responding to such proceedings are becoming an increasing focus of Mike’s current practice. He has acted as lead attorney on several IPR proceedings as both the petitioner and the patent owner.

Outside of Brooks Kushman, Mike serves as a law professor for the patent application drafting course at Wayne State University, and is also an advisor at the Wayne State Patent Procurement Clinic. The clinic provides patent legal services to low-income inventors in the Metro Detroit area, offering services such as patentability searches, drafting patent applications, and prosecuting patent applications.

He has also served as a judge for the Design Day program at Michigan State University. In doing so, he is part of a small committee that selects a group of students to be honored with the Thomas Alva Edison Undergraduate Design Award, in which the named Edison Scholars are recognized as the most outstanding Senior Design Day project and given scholarship awards.

Prior to joining the firm, Mike worked as an engineer at Continental Automotive in the hydraulic brake systems unit. There he gained experience in the oversight and implementation of design-and part-changes for various components within hydraulic brake systems. Mike transitioned his engineering experience into the intellectual property field by joining Brooks Kushman as a registered patent agent in 2008.

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Education

J.D., Wayne State University Law School, cum laude

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Intellectual Property Owners Association, U.S. Patent Office Practice Committee

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association

State Bar of Michigan

Wayne State University Law School Patent Procurement Clinic, Advisor

“Rising Star,” Michigan Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property, 2016-2018

  • Michael MacCallum Named 2018 Up & Coming Lawyer
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich., – Brooks Kushman P.C. is pleased to announce that shareholder Michael MacCallum has been named a 2018 "Up & Coming Lawyer" by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.  This award recognizes 30 honorees in Michigan’s legal community who are establishing a name for themselves, go above and beyond and display the ambition, drive, determination and accomplishments that...

  • Twelve Brooks Kushman Lawyers Named To 2018 Super Lawyers List; Eight Attorneys Honored as Rising Stars
    Monday, September 10, 2018

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. –Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce that twenty of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers and 2018 Michigan Rising Stars list for their accomplishments in intellectual property law by Super Lawyers Magazine. The annual listing honors outstanding exceptional lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who...

  • Brooks Kushman Attorneys Guide Inventors And Students At Wayne State University Patent Procurement Clinic
    Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman, a premier intellectual property law firm, is pleased to announce a partnership between the law firm and Wayne State University  Law School to the expand the impact of the Law School’s Patent Procurement Clinic. This new strategic partnership will provide Wayne Law with support to operate the...

  • Twelve Brooks Kushman Lawyers Named To 2017 Super Lawyers List; Ten Attorneys Honored As Rising Stars
    Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce that twenty-two of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers and 2017 Michigan Rising Stars list for their accomplishments in intellectual property law by Super Lawyers Magazine. The annual listing honors outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who...

  • Eight Brooks Kushman Lawyers Named To 2016 Super Lawyers List; Eight Attorneys Honored As Rising Stars
    Thursday, September 15, 2016

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce that several of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2016 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list for their work in intellectual property law. The annual listing honors outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer...

  • Brooks Kushman Attorneys Guide Inventors and Students at Wayne State’s Patent Procurement Clinic
    Tuesday, January 26, 2016

    Southfield, Mich. - Brooks Kushman attorneys David C. Berry and Michael N. MacCallum recently were appointed adjunct professors at Wayne State University Law School, and will supervise Wayne’s successful Patent Procurement Clinic. As a leader in intellectual property (IP) law, Wayne Law’s Patent Procurement Clinic is part of the U.S. Patent...

  • Brooks Kushman Named One of the Most Active Firms at the PTAB During the First Half of 2015
    Monday, August 31, 2015

    Southfield, Mich. – Brooks Kushman was named as one of the most active firms in the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in a special report published by Managing IP during the first half of 2015. In addition to the firm’s listing, four of the firm’s attorneys were listed in...

    • PTAB Establishes Criteria Governing Follow-On Petitions for AIA Post Grant Proceedings
      Thursday, September 14, 2017

      General Plastic Industrial Co. v. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Case IPR2016-01357 (PTAB Sept. 6, 2017) A familiar strategy in inter partes (“IPR”) review proceedings under the America Invents Act (“AIA”) is for petitioners to file multiple petitions challenging claims in an issued patent, including “follow-on” petitions filed after the initial petition for...

      • Strategies for Managing a Global Patent Portfolio
        Thursday, October 11, 2018

        Managing global patent portfolios is no small feat. Especially since certain emerging markets are becoming increasingly important and will play a vital role in your company’s IP strategy. In-house counsel, in cooperation with outside counsel, need to work together to accomplish your company’s business strategy and IP goals. During this webcast,...

      • PTAB and IP Litigation 2017 Year in Review
        Wednesday, January 31, 2018

        2017 was another remarkable year for intellectual property disputes, including IP litigation and proceedings before the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Landmark Supreme Court decisions and cases argued, but not yet decided, should cause parties in AIA post grant proceedings to reassess their strategies. In addition, the Federal Circuit’s...

        Featured, “Ford Wins Another PTAB Review of Paice Hybrid Car Patent,” Law360, November 2015

        Co-Author, PTAB Establishes Criteria Governing Follow-On Petitions for AIA Post-Grant Proceedings

        Co-Presenter, “2017 IP Litigation and PTAB Year in Review,” BK Webinar, February 2018