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Albert S. Michalik

Mr. Michalik is a registered patent attorney having more than twenty-four years of experience in all aspects of patent law, with an emphasis on the preparation and prosecution of software and analog and digital circuit-related patent applications.  Mr. Michalik’s expertise encompasses a wide range of technologies including operating systems, wireless technologies, computer networks, datacenters, cloud computing, consumer devices, dedicated devices, gaming platforms and peripherals, user interfaces, computer hardware, digital and analog circuitry, signal processing, communications, software and hardware interfaces, and cellular technology.

  Mr. Michalik is admitted to practice in the State of Washington and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association.

 Other Experience

Mr. Michalik’s prior legal experience includes starting and managing the intellectual property department of Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan, LLP, after founding and growing his own law firm in 1996, The Law Offices of Albert S. Michalik, PLLC, where he was the managing partner for over thirteen years.  Prior to that, Mr. Michalik worked in the Chicago office of Leydig, Voit and Mayer, Ltd., as a registered patent attorney, where he also clerked during law school as a registered patent agent until graduation and passing the Illinois Bar.  Before law school, Mr. Michalik worked as a software engineer at Videojet Technologies Inc., after working as an electronics engineer at General Instrument Corporation.

 Mr. Michalik received his law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he graduated with high honors and was inducted into the Order of the Coif honor society.  He received his undergraduate degree in Physics, graduating with honors, from De Paul University in Chicago.


2015 to Present: Partner, Amin, Turocy & Watson, LLP

2010 to 2015: Partner, Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan, LLP

1996 to 2010: Managing Partner, Law Offices of Albert S. Michalik

1993 to 1996: Attorney, Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.

1992 to 1993: Patent Agent, Law Clerk, Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.

1986 to 1991: Software Engineer, Videojet Technologies Inc.

1982 to 1986: Electronics Engineer, General Instrument Corp.


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Practice Areas
  • Software Patent Preparation and Prosecution
  • Electrical / Electronic Circuit Patent Preparation and Prosecution¬†
  • Mechanical Patent Preparation and Prosecution
  • Patent Non-infringement and Invalidity Opinions



J.D., Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago Kent College of Law, Chicago, IL, 1993.

 B.S., Physics, De Paul University, Chicago, IL, 1982.