Clients and colleagues alike note that Mike is “one of the most well-rounded intellectual property attorneys, moving deftly between patents, trademarks and copyrights.”
Mike helps clients effectively manage their intellectual assets, including in-house policies and procedures, procurement, licensing and opinions.
He chairs the firm’s Intellectual Asset Management group, helping clients leverage patent data into business efficiencies and growth. He is skilled in portfolio management and support, including performing portfolio classification, mapping and analysis. By linking intellectual asset strategies to business and product strategies, his clients enhance intellectual property protection while reducing risk.
Mike also chairs the firm’s Licensing practice group, and he is a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP). He has extensive experience in complex transactions involving intellectual property, including due diligence, acquisition, disposition, and bankruptcy issues.
His patent practice extends to numerous industries, including the automotive, medical device, and software industries. His trademark practice comprises worldwide portfolio management, clearance, prosecution, licensing and enforcement in federal district court and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Mr. Spink's copyright practice includes registration and licensing, and he is currently a contributing author on copyright law in a quarterly publication of the American Bar Association.
As a Gen X·er, Mike straddles both the old and new in technology, business, and intellectual property protection.