Michael E. Dockins is a chemical engineer and a registered patent attorney. He practices in the areas of intellectual property and technology law, specifically, patent, trademark, and copyright law.
Mike earned a Baccalaureate of Science in Chemical Engineering with course work in polymer sciences, magna cum laude, from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Indiana, and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Toledo. While at the University of Toledo, Mike also earned a certificate of concentration in Intellectual Property Law. Mike served as a Technical Editor for the University of Toledo Law Review. He is the author of "Internet Links: The Good, the Bad, the Tortious, and a Two-part Test," 36 U. Tol. L. Rev. 367 (2005).
His practice consists of preparation and prosecution of patent applications in various technical arts, including the chemical, material, and mechanical arts. Mike also prepares legal opinions in respect of patentability, infringement, patent validity, and freedom to practice. Furthermore, his practice consists of preparation and prosecution of trademark applications, trademark oppositions and cancellations, and preparation of legal opinions in respect of trademark infringement and litigation.
Mike previously served as Intellectual Property Counsel for First Solar, Inc. managing First Solar’s patent and trademark portfolios, developing and instituting corporate IP management policies, and negotiating a wide range of IP agreements.