Michael P. Gibbons, Ph.D.


Michael is an intellectual property attorney who focuses his practice on patent opinion and prosecution. Michael holds degrees in chemical engineering and materials science, and leverages his deep understanding of these disciplines to help clients acquire patent protection for a broad range of technologies.

His patent prosecution experience in the materials realm encompasses glasses, metals, polymers, ceramics, composites, specialty chemicals, biomaterials, catalysts, and pharmaceuticals. His experience further extends to additive manufacturing, glass processing, polymerization processes, analytical chemistry, oil and gas recovery, petroleum refining, and mineral extraction and processing. He also prepares and prosecutes patent applications directed to glass products, polymer films, consumer products, medical devices, fiber optic and photonic devices, welding equipment, radiation detectors, and materials characterization systems.

Michael counsels a broad range of clients including individual inventors, startup companies, large corporations, and universities. He works closely with inventors along with in‑house and foreign counsel to obtain a thorough understanding of the inventive subject matter and related art, as well as how the procurement of patent rights fits within an overall business strategy.

In addition to domestic and international patent prosecution, Michael also directs a portion of his practice to opinion work, including assessments regarding patentability, freedom‑to‑operate, validity, and patent infringement.


  • Capital University School of Law  (J.D., magna cum laude, 2022)
    • CALI Awards for Excellence: Constitutional Law I and Election Law
  • The Ohio State University  (Ph.D., 2016)
    • Materials Science and Engineering
  • University of Dayton  (B.C.E., summa cum laude)

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • Ohio


  • Dayton Intellectual Property Law Association