Intellectual Property Lawyer
Government Contract & Intellectual Property & Patent Attorney
Michael Shariff is Of Counsel to Theodore Watson & Associates, LLC. He assists clients with complex Government Contract and intellectual property matters, including patent preparation, consulting, and advice on managing patent portfolios. Contractors frequently have problems when protecting their intellectual property rights on federal projects. As there are specific laws that govern the rights of the parties, Mr. Shariff can help businesses to be proactive in the government contracting process.
Mr. Shariff specializes in helping clients bring their innovative products to market. His work includes filing and prosecuting patent applications, conducting prior art searches and investigations, assisting clients with design-around efforts, patent reexamination, and patent litigation support especially in the governmen contracting market.
He also develops joint venture agreements and technology transfers and creates confidentiality, non-competition, and non-disclosure agreements.
During his career, Mr. Shariff has prepared and prosecuted patent applications covering a wide variety of mechanical and electro-mechanical technologies, including a variety of automotive systems, robotic assemblies, marine products, and fastener assemblies. Working in Baku, Azerbaijan for one of the world’s largest marine construction companies, Mr. Shariff took part in the preparation and negotiations of The 20th Century Oil Contract with a consortium of the world’s leading oil companies such as EXXON, Mobil, BP, Amoco, Pennzoil, Shell, LukOil.
- Michigan State University College of Law, J.D.
- State Academy of Oil and Gas (Former USSR), B.S. and M.S. (Petroleum industry)
- Engineering training in the fields of fuel and energy
- United States Patent and Trademark Office
- Canadian Intellectual Property Office
Contact Mr. Shariff to discuss how he can assist you with intellectual property matters. Phone: 866.601.5518.
Mr. Shariff serves intellectual propoerty clients in Denver, Washington D.C., Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and Virgin Islands.