Michael T. Wiwchar



Michael Wiwchar helps clients protect and profit from their innovations. He prepares and prosecutes patent applications and advises clients on patent strategy, portfolio management, and matters such as patent validity and freedom-to-operate.
Michael works with clients across many technical industries, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and agriculture and food science.

Research Experience

Michael leverages a background in pharmacology and biology to enhance his work on technical patent applications. Before attending law school, he earned his Ph.D. at the University of Nevada, where he investigated the pharmacology of calcium-activated chloride channels in the pulmonary vasculature. Michael also conducted research at St. Boniface Research Centre’s Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, where he studied the role of cell adhesion regulation in the development of hemangioendothelioma.


Bar Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


University of Colorado Law School
J.D. (2013)

University of Nevada-Reno
Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology (2010)

University of Winnipeg
B.Sc. in Biology, with highest distinction (2005)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Protection of Plant Varieties Around the Globe: Basics of IP Protection for Plants in the U.S.
    Co-presenter, Association of University Technology Managers, 2016 Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, February 2016
  • Agricultural Collaborations and Strategic Imperatives: Basics of IP Protection for Plants in the U.S.
    Co-presenter, Association of University Technology Managers, 2015 Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 2016

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Colorado Intellectual Property American Inn of Court


  • Best Lawyers® — "Ones to Watch," Intellectual Property Law; Patent Law, 2021

Awards Methodology

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