Law Offices of Michael Crilly

Intellectual Property Services with a Global Perspective™

BACKGROUND


Michael G. Crilly 

General Background
  • Fifteen years - mechanical engineer within a research organization
  • Two years - President of a SBIR-funded company
  • Three years - Chief Patent Counsel for a technology transfer company
  • Two years - Patent Counsel for an investor-funded company
  • Four US patents
  • Inductee - Space Technology Hall of Fame (sponsored by NASA) - recognized for technical innovations related to use of space technology for humanitarian purpose
  • Inductee - Circle of Distinction, Drexel University - recognized for legal, technical, and business contributions to a privately-funded technology startup
  • Eight years - Township Commissioner in Upper Moreland Township (2000-2007)
  • Two years - President of Board of Commissioners in Upper Moreland Township (2006-2007)

Bar Admissions

  • United States Patent & Trademark Office - 1999
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, USA - 1998

Professional Experience

  • Patent Attorney - 1999 to present
  • Mechanical Engineer - 1984 to 1999

Corporate Positions

  • Patent Counsel - Technology transfer startup (2002-2004)
  • Patent Counsel - Telecommunication products (fiber optic devices) startup (2000-2001)

Membership

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

Patents

  • Selectable cartridge (USPN 5,880,397)
  • Dual-purpose bullet (USPN 5,880,398)
  • Assembly and process for controlled burning of landmine without detonation (USPN 6,484,617)
  • Tree slide (USPN 8,671,613)

Awards and Honors

  • Circle of Distinction, College of Engineering, Drexel University (2005)
  • Space Technology Hall of Fame (2003)