Michael J. Lang

Attorney (Of Counsel)

Practice Summary

Michael Lang received his Bachelor degree in Chemistry from the Michigan State University, his masters in Chemistry and MBA from Western Michigan University and his J.D. and Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology and Resource Development from Michigan State University. He has worked in the technology transfer office at Michigan State University and with the prestigious law firms of Harness Dickey in Michigan and Snell & Wilmer in Arizona.
Dr. Lang serves as an Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University College of Law. His background includes broad-based intellectual property counseling, patent preparation and prosecution, trademark and copyright registration, trade secret and trade dress protection, technology transfer, and related contracts, licensing and counseling.

The following areas are representative of Dr. Lang particular technological expertise: chemistry; analytical instrumentation, mechanical engineering, biotechnology; medical devices; chemical engineering; genetic engineering; nutraceuticals; drugs; and toxicology.

  • Michigan State University, Ph.D. Environmental Toxicology 2004
  • Michigan State University College of Law, Juris Doctor 2000
  • Western Michigan University, Masters of Arts, Chemistry 1998
  • Western Michigan University, Masters of Business Administration 1995
  • Michigan State University, Bachelors of Arts, Chemistry 1985
  • State of Arizona
  • State of Michigan
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Adjunct Professor of Law at Michigan State University College of Law
  • Member, Law and Technology Committee of the Arizona Technology Council
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Chair of Subcommittee on FDA Clearance of Trademarks and Brand Names
  • Member, American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Member, American Chemistry Society (ACS)
  • Planning Committee for BIOZONA 2009 and 2010
  • Snell & Wilmer (Phoenix AZ) (Attorney)
  • Harness, Dickey & Pierce (Troy MI) (Attorney)
  • Michigan State University, Office of Intellectual Property (East Lansing MI) (Licensing Associate and Intellectual Property Officer)
  • Michigan State University, College of Engineering (East Lansing, MI) (Project Coordinator)
  • Michigan State University, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (East Lansing, MI) (Environmental Studies Instructor)
  • Michigan State University, Lyman Briggs School (East Lansing, MI) (Chemistry
    Instructor and Lab Supervisor)
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College (Kalamazoo, MI) (Chemistry Professor)
  • Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI) (Chemistry Instructor)
  • Varian Associates, Instrument Group (Palo Alto, CA) (Midwest Regional Product Manager)
  • Giangarlo Scientific (Pittsburgh, PA) (Regional Sales Engineer)