Michael C. Gilchrist

Michael C. Gilchrist: Attorney with McKee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C. AV stamp icon
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Practicing since 1995, Mike worked both within private practice and as in-house counsel at a Fortune 500 financial company before joining MVS in 2009. Mike's practice focuses primarily on protecting his clients' mechanical and financial service innovations by writing reader-friendly patent applications, shepherding those applications through the Patent Office, and maximizing the value of issued patents through enforcement, licensing, and sales. Mike is a past president of the Iowa Intellectual Property Law Association and a chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Iowa State Bar Association.

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Electrical Patents
  • Mechanical Patents
  • Design Patents
  • Software and Business Methods Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Licensing
  • Trade Secrets

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(515) 288-3667 ext:255  Phone
515-288-1338  Fax
University Attended:
University of Iowa, B.S.E., 1991
Law School Attended:
University of Iowa, J.D., with high distinction, 1995
Year of First Admission:
1997, registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; 1998, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa; 1999, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; 1998, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa; 1995, Iowa

Iowa Bar Association American Intellectual Property Law Association American Bar Association

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Des Moines, Iowa

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