The VILLAGES PATENT Attorney

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Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights

Mitch Mehlman, Registered Patent Attorney No. 50,916

 

Since moving to The Villages, Florida in 2009 Mitch has been preparing and prosecuting patent applications in a variety of technology areas including chemical, pharmaceutical, microelectronics packaging, medical devices, general mechanical and golf related inventions. He also prepares patentability, infringement, and patent validity studies.  Mitch counsels clients in other areas of IP law including trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.


Mitch worked several years in private law firms where he prepared and prosecuted patent applications for clients of all sizes.  Before attending law school, Mitch worked for over twenty years in the aerospace industry where he specialized in advanced materials and process engineering, composite manufacturing, spacecraft manufacturing, assembly, integration and test.  Over that time, he acquired in-depth knowledge in spacecraft systems including solar arrays, structures, materials engineering, failure analysis, systems testing, advanced composite manufacturing, and quality control.

 

Mitch was the Spacecraft Manager for the Echostar VIII geosynchronous telecommunications satellite which launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in 2002.  Mitch is also the author of numerous technical papers and a co-inventor on U.S. Patent No. 6,261,716, Battery cell sleeve for spacecraft applications.  He served as the President of the Northern California Chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering.  In addition to his own firm, Mitch is currently Of Counsel to a large law firm based in the Northeast.


 

Bar and Court Admissions


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • State of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern Florida


Education


  • Franklin Pierce Law Center (J.D.)
  • Columbia University, School of Engineering and Applied Science (M.S. Chemical Engineering)
  • Queens College of the City Univ. of N.Y. (B.A. Organic Chemistry )