President and Co-Founding Partner
Michael Leonard is the president and co-founder of LeonardPatel. His practice is focused primarily on intellectual property matters, including patent and trademark prosecution, drafting opinions, and litigation support. Mr. Leonard also counsels small businesses on business issues and strategy. Mr. Leonard has assisted clients with procuring patents in numerous fields, including aerospace, complex software technologies such as operating systems and modeling software, mobile telecommunications, optics, robotics, jet and rocket engines, electronics and circuit fabrication, materials, medical devices, and machine tools.
Prior to his career as an intellectual property attorney, Mr. Leonard was a software engineer and a consultant. Some of the technologies he assisted in developing include a Java-based embedded operating system, client and server-side business applications, databases, and software for mobile devices.