Michael J. Gallagher

Michael Gallagher

Michael J. Gallagher is Of Counsel to Luper Neidenthal & Logan. Mr. Gallagher focuses his practice on patent prosecution, trademark prosecution, patent litigation, trademark litigation, and copyright litigation. He prides himself in knowing his client’s businesses so that he can better educate his clients on the legal risks associated with their business decisions. This often includes strategically monitoring competitor’s intellectual property portfolios, as well as participating in meetings to roadmap a direction for the future of his clients’ patent and trademark portfolios.

Not only does Mr. Gallagher help his clients build and manage their intellectual property portfolios; he also aggressively represent his clients in intellectual property disputes, whether it is a multi-million dollar patent infringement lawsuit or a simple opposition to registration before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).

In addition to his legal studies, Michael studied immunogenetics at the Mammalian Genetics Center of the University of Michigan and graduated from Wayne State University Medical School. While at the University of Michigan, Michael received a Michigan Cancer Foundation Research Fellowship for his work in the enhancement of cancer immunity. Prior to practicing law Michael practiced anesthesiology and critical care medicine. Michael is an honors graduate of The Ohio State University College of Law where he received numerous scholarships and awards for high academic achievement. Michael has significant experience in international patent prosecution and international trademark prosecution, including extensive knowledge on Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) procedures and the Madrid Protocol. In fact, Michael also holds an advanced degree in international intellectual property law granted by the University of South Africa. Michael’s unique background makes him particularly astute in the fields of biotechnology and medical device patents.


Practice Areas:


  • Medical School: M.D., Wayne State University
  • Graduate: M.S., Biology, University of Michigan
  • Undergraduate: B.A the University of Michigan

Bar Admissions:

  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • United States Court of Appeals for The Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association