Professional Experience

Michael is a patent attorney specializing in patent prosecution matters. Michael joined Shumaker & Sieffert as a law clerk in February, 2008.

Before attending law school, Michael worked as an engineer for Battelle at the Department of Energy's Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory. While there, he collaborated with biologists, biochemists and physicists to create, implement, and support the use of state-of-the-art custom robotics, instrumentation and software to facilitate novel experimental methods. Michael has consulted with and completed projects for clients in the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the National Institutes of Health, and other federal agencies.


Note, An Improved Framework for Analyzing 'Substantially Similar' Patent Claims with Respect to the Inequitable Conduct Defense, Minnesota Journal of Law, Science and Technology, Volume 10, Issue 2 (2009).

K. Tang, A.A. Shvartsburg, H.N. Lee, D.C. Prior, M.A. Buschbach, F.M. Li, A.V. Tolmachev, G.A.Anderson, R.D. Smith, "High-Sensitivity Ion Mobility Spectrometry/Mass Spectrometry Using Electrodynamic Ion Funnel Interfaces." Analytical Chemistry, 77 (2005), pp. 3330-3339.

M. E. Belov, M. A. Buschbach, D. C. Prior, K. Tang, R. D. Smith, "Multiplexed ion mobility spectrometry-orthogonal time-of-flight mass spectrometry," Analytical Chemistry, 79 (2007), 79, 2451–2462.

D.F. Hopkins, L.M. Alexander, K.R. Swanson, M.A. Buschbach, "Control System for an Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer," Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, (April 2004):18-20. 21.