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We are pleased to announce that Michael R. Shevlin, a registered patent law attorney, has joined the firm as Of Counsel. Michael’s practice focuses on intellectual property matters for corporate clients and start-up companies, including preparation and prosecution of foreign and domestic patent and trademark applications, specializing in mechanical and medical devices and the electrical and chemical arts. Michael provides counseling and opinion work including invalidity, non-infringement, and patentability to our clients. He has over twenty years of intellectual property experience providing companies a foundation upon which to grow and protect their business and the strategic planning and legal guidance to implement that growth. Michael has extensive strategic global patent prosecution and portfolio management expertise, including management of both young and mature portfolios and management of intellectual property related to core business technologies and major revenue-generating products. Michael has experience negotiating, drafting, reviewing, implementing and managing agreements related to collaborations, licenses and merger. Michael’s education and early experience as an engineer at nationally recognized companies provide him with a strong foundation for understanding varied scientific disciplines.

Prior to entering the practice of law, Michael spent over 13 years as an engineer, working on research, development and design activities in a variety of engineering disciplines in the development of new products from prototype to production. He is also a Registered Professional Engineer.

About the Author
Theodore J. Schneider practices in the areas of business and corporate transactions, employment law counseling, municipal and public law, real estate and land use, and homeowner associations. Ted began his legal career in 2002 when he joined the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, L.L.P. before relocating to Ventura County to join his father in practice.