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Provisional Patent Applications 101: Questions and Answers for Small Businesses

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Here's your opportunity to ask an experienced patent attorney about the patenting process, especially the provisional patents in US law.

Michael Haukaas, Ph.D., is a registered patent attorney at Clise, Billion & Cyr, P.A. Mike practices intellectual property law in the chemical and pharmaceutical arts, and has significant experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the United States and throughout the world. Mike also has extensive experience in opinion practice, including analysis of issues such as patentability, inventorship, infringement and freedom to operate.

Mike’s drafting experience includes patent applications directed to small molecule drugs, drug formulations and delivery systems, synthetic methodology, polymers and coatings, biofuels, nanotechnology, and food technology. Mike received his undergraduate degrees from Augsburg College (B.A., biology, cum laude) and Northland College (B.S., chemistry). He received his Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry from the University of Minnesota, and his J.D. from the William Mitchell College of Law. He also completed post-doctoral research at the University of Minnesota in the Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, synthesizing organic semiconductors for field effect transistors.

Mike is a member of the American Chemical Society, American Bar Association, Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Association of University Technology Managers.
Mike previously worked as a Senior Intellectual Property Attorney for Schwegman, Lundberg and Woessner in Minneapolis. He is admitted to practice in Minnesota and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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