Practice Areas



  • State of Georgia, 2006
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2008 


Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S. in Electrical Engineering, 2010

Georgia State University College of Law, JD, 2006

Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S. in Industrial Engineering, 2003

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Michael L. Powell

404.607.9991, ext. 2117

As a former Patent Examiner for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), Michael Powell has experience in patent prosecution from the examiner's perspective. While at the PTO, Michael’s particular focus was in healthcare records and business methods related to healthcare. His experience includes preparing office actions and responding to proposed amendments. Before joining the PTO, Michael served as general counsel to MedSide Healthcare, a home health agency located in Sandy Springs, GA.

Experience Highlights

Counsel, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2021-present

Associate, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2015-2020

Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2015

General Counsel, MedSide Corp., 2009-2014

Partner, Kalia Bagwell LLP, 2008-2009


Professional Affiliations

Intellectual Property Owners Association