Michele K. Yoder is a patent agent with an extensive background in mechanical, chemical, and medical arts, as well as research experience in areas involving anti-cancer drugs and polymers.
Michele drafts and prosecutes patent applications, prepares foreign amendments, shares expertise in the area of international applications, and assists inventors with computer-based searches. She also prepares patentability opinions and supports lead attorneys by conducting litigation research and developing patent portfolios for them and their client companies.
Before joining The Webb Law Firm, Michele worked with two other law firms and served as a primary Patent Examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, specializing in the chemical engineering arts with a concentration in materials including adhesive bonding technologies, injection molding, extrusion, thermoplastic welding, vacuum resin impregnation and thermoforming.
Earlier, as a chemistry research assistant and tutor at Youngstown State University, she performed research and published a thesis during study of the controlled release of anti-cancer drugs from polymers.
Registered Patent Agent, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio, 1988
Major: Chemical Engineering
Concentration: Materials Science/Polymers
Professional Associations and Memberships
Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association
Intellectual Property Owners Association
Past Employment Positions
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Examiner