- Food Science
- Polymer & Materials Science
- State of Connecticut, 2006
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2005
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1999
Western New England University School of Law, J.D., 2005
- Class Rank 2/160
- Oliver Wendell Holmes Scholar (full scholarship)
University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D., Chemistry, 1985
- GPA 3.94/4.00
College of William and Mary, B.S., Chemistry, 1981
- Phi Beta Kappa
- GPA 3.96/4.00
Michael Buchanan's patent practice covers a wide variety of chemical inventions, including polymers, catalysis, nanotechnology, and food science. He has 16 years of experience drafting patent applications and coordinating their worldwide prosecution. He also advises clients on issues of patentability, infringement, freedom to operate, and strategic patent portfolio management. Before becoming a patent practitioner, Mike was a research chemist, project leader, and inventor with 24 U.S. patents.
Partner, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2011-present
Associate, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2005-2010
Patent Agent, Cantor Colburn LLP, 1999-2005
Patent Specialist, Eastman Kodak Company, 1998-1999
Research Scientist, Eastman Kodak Company, 1985-1998
- April 15, 2013
- Hartford Business JournalJanuary 31, 2011
- April 30, 2016UConn, Storrs, Connecticut
The CIC is an award winning, internationally recognized, 501(c)(3) educational organization open to K-8 students statewide, and is designed to develop, encourage, and enhance critical thinking skills through invention, innovation and entrepreneurship.
- May 2, 2015Gampel Pavilion, UConn Storrs Campus
Several Cantor Colburn attorneys will be judges at the Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC), including Counsel Eric Baron, who is also a CIC board member.
The annual convention gives students and parents an introduction to careers in engineering with exhibits staffed by UConn's students and professors which showcase engineering subjects, including civil, mechanical and chemical engineering – helping students discover engineering and science as real possible careers, definitely within reach.
- May 3, 2014UConn Campus, Storrs, Connecticut
On Saturday, May 3, 2014 at UConn's Storrs Campus, more than 600 young inventors will come together for the 30th annual state-wide Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC) hosted by UConn's School of Engineering. Several Cantor Colburn attorneys are volunteer judges at the event.
- April 7, 2014
- The 92nd Annual Dinner in Honor of the Federal JudiciaryMarch 28, 2014New York, New York
- UMass Innovation Challenge Final Business Plan CompetitionApril 17, 2013Amherst, Massachusetts
American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section
American Chemical Society, Chemistry and the Law Section
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Intellectual Property Owners Association
Judge, University of Massachusetts Innovation Challenge, 2011-present