Date Submitted: Mon, 03 Feb 2020 19:20:55 GMT

LAW 333 v02 : Patent Licensing

Last edit: Mon, 03 Feb 2020 19:16:08 GMT

Druthers submitted by: mm2709
Spring 2021
JD Adjunct
UserID Name Email
mm2709 Messinger, Michael
LAW 333 v02: Patent Licensing
Patent Licensing
Th 5:45-7:45p
24 (LAWJ: 22/LAWG: 2)
Take-Home Exam


Prior or concurrent enrollment in Patent Law.

Would you like to offer the Pass/Fail grading option?

Does this course qualify as a "simulation course"?

Is this course available to distance students?

Is this a mandatory Pass-Fail course?


Personal Information


Professor Messinger is a partner and co-founder at Shami Messinger. He works with company managers, directors and employees to identify and leverage intellectual property assets. He handles complex patent matters involving inter partes and post-grant review, reexamination, reissue and appeals. Represents and opposes patent assertion entities in a variety of contexts. He is a leader in the area of fast-track patent examination in the United States and abroad. Professor Messinger is a graduate of Duke University, B.S. Physics, with a law degree from Georgetown University. He has extensive experience prosecuting U.S. and international patent applications and developing strategic patent portfolios. Hundreds of patents he and his teams helped obtain have been successfully enforced, licensed or transferred between companies. Professor Messinger has worked with leading innovators on advancements in computer networking (Internet, World-Wide Web, Java technologies), communications protocols, browsers, geographical information systems, high-speed optical communications, optoelectronics, graphics processing, data mining, and renewable energy.  Professor Messinger was a patent examiner for over six years in Group 2500 (Radiant Energy) at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He regularly publishes and speaks on emerging topics in patent strategy and practice in the United States and abroad. Professor Messinger has taught courses in Patent Office Litigation, IP Law, Patent Prosecution and Patent Drafting at the USPTO, and a local community college and law school. He also serves as Montessori-based catechist.  He helped lead VA and DC area efforts on behalf of Cyprus Friendship Program, a volunteer organization that helps foster peace by bringing Cypriot teenagers together with U.S. host families.

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