Michelle Manning, J.D., Ph.D.
Email Address: email@example.com
Phone: (608) 661-3592
Michelle Manning is a shareholder with Bell & Manning LLC. Michelle's practice includes counseling clients on legal and strategic issues relating to their intellectual property, drafting and prosecuting U.S. patent applications, working with foreign patent counsel to assist clients obtain and protect foreign patent rights, conducting due diligence analyses on patents and patent applications, and advising clients on freedom-to-operate issues.
Michelle's technical focus is in the areas of chemistry, materials (both organic and inorganic), and nanotechnology. Michelle has prosecuted a variety of patents in these areas, including patents related to polymer coatings, organic and inorganic composites, nanomaterials, metal alloys, thin film electronics, and clean technologies.
Prior to forming Bell & Manning LLC, Michelle spent nearly two years in the Intellectual Property Practice Group at Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. and seven years at Foley & Lardner, LLP where she was a member of the Chemical Practice Group and the Nanotechnology Industry Team.
University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2001
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Physical Chemistry, Ph.D., 1998
University of Colorado at Boulder, B.A., Chemistry, 1992
Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
State Bar of Wisconsin
From 1993 to 1998, Michelle was a doctoral research associate in physical chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, studying the surface properties and chemistry of liquid metals and liquid metal alloys. Relevant technical expertise includes quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry, auger spectroscopy and ultrahigh vacuum studies.
Named to the list of Wisconsin Super Lawyers 2006 and 2010 - Rising Star by Law and Politics Media, Inc.
Publications and Presentations
Special Considerations for Handling Intellectual Property in University-Industry Agreements, Presentation at the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC), Chicago, IL (February 2010).
Discover Nanotechnology and Why it Matters to You, Invited Presentation at the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) Conference (October 2009).
Demystifying Nanotechnology , Oral Presentation at the Wisconsin Chapter of the Product Development & Management Association (PDMA), Madison, Wisconsin (May 2009).
International Patent Protection: Important Considerations and Trends in the Nanotechnology Industry, M. Manning and S.B. Maebius, Technical Proceedings of the 2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, (2007).
International Patent Protection: Important Considerations and Trends in the Nanotechnology Industry, Oral Presentation at the 2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, San Jose, California (May 2007).
Intellectual Property Rights and Government Contracts, Panel Presentation at the 34th Annual Symposium on Government Acquisition, Recent Developments in Government Contracting, Huntsville, AL (Moderator, November 2006).
Nanotech IP Battles Worth Fighting, Contributor, Lux Research Report (June 2006).
Nanotechnology Patents with Demonstrated Commercial Value: An Analysis of the Characteristics of Licensed Nanotechnology Patents from Publicly Announced Commercialization Deals, M. Manning and S. B. Maebius, Poster Presentation at the 2006 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Boston, Massachusetts (May 2006).
Examination of Liquid Metal Surfaces through Angular and Energy Measurements of Inert Gas Collisions with Liquid Ga, In, and Bi, M. Manning, J. A. Morgan, D. J. Castro, and G. M. Nathanson, Journal of Chemical Physics, 119, 12593 (2003).
Atomic Beam Scattering Studies of Liquid Gallium, Indium, and Bismuth Surfaces, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Wisconsin (1998).
Argon Scattering off the Surface of Liquid Indium: Exit Angle and Energy Dependence, L. Tribe, M. Manning, J. Morgan, M. D. Stephens, E. Treptow, G. M. Nathanson, and J. L. Skinner, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 102, 206 (1998).
Probing the Roughness and Stiffness of Liquid Metal Surfaces, Oral Presentation at the American Chemical Society Meeting, Las Vegas, NV (September 1997).
American Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Wisconsin Bar Association