Micah Gunn, MS, JD, is a patent and trademark attorney with extensive experience handling domestic and international patent and trademark matters. Micah’s interdisciplinary background and command of both patents and trademarks at the highest level helps him to develop broad strategies for his clients that are aligned with their business objectives.
Micah’s patent practice is primarily concentrated on the innovation that occurs in the intersection between chemistry and other fields. Micah has worked on genetically modified organisms, pharmaceutical products, nutraceuticals, therapeutic methods, chemical dyes, 3D printed and chemical signature anti-counterfeit technology, biochemistry, chemistry and material science, as well as machines with chemical components.
On the trademark side, Micah is both aggressive and practical. He helps domestic and foreign clients develop their trademark portfolios, but also doesn’t shy away from enforcement, including adversarial proceedings in litigation and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Micah has a JD from the University of Denver and served as co-president of the Intellectual Property Law Society. He has a BS in biochemistry and an MS in microbial biotechnology and molecular biology from North Carolina State University.
Before becoming an attorney, he worked in the field of pre-implantation genetics, helping perform cutting-edge genetic screening of embryonic cells prior to in-vitro fertilization. At the time this test was performed in only a handful of laboratories worldwide, allowing him to publish on breakthrough studies and travel throughout China as a consultant.
He also has hands-on experience working at a CRO performing genetic screening assays such as PCR and northern/southern blotting, enzyme stability studies, and microbial identification and purity assays to service many clients including a well known GMO food producer.