Taylor English Welcomes Intellectual Property Partner Michael Johnston

January 15, 2019

ATLANTA, January 15, 2019 – Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Johnston as a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group focusing on patent prosecution. Prior to joining the firm, Johnston was a member of Moore & Van Allen PLLC.

Johnston has more than 25 years of experience counseling clients on a wide variety of intellectual property matters including patent procurement, patentability, patent infringement, validity opinions and litigation. He regularly prepares and prosecutes U.S. and foreign patent applications in several industries such as mechanical, computer software, chemical and biotechnology. Additionally, Johnston administers and manages patent portfolios and prepares and evaluates patent assignments and license agreements.

He is an active member of several organizations, including: the American Intellectual Property Law Association; the American Bar Association’s Section of Intellectual Property Law; the North Carolina Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Law Section and the Carolina Patent, Trademark & Copyright Law Association.

Johnston earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and his master’s degree in environmental engineering from the University of Notre Dame. He earned his law degree from North Carolina Central University.

Taylor English Duma LLP is a full-service law firm headquartered in Atlanta, GA. Built from the ground up to provide highest-quality legal services for optimal value, the firm combines the best aspects of a traditional law firm with seasoned attorneys managing their practices remotely throughout the United States. Together, our attorneys work each day to provide timely, creative, and cost-effective counsel to help clients solve problems and achieve goals. Taylor English represents all types of clients – from Fortune 500 companies to start ups to individuals. A 2018 recipient of Forbes Small Giants award, the firm is the Georgia law firm member of Geneva Group International (GGI), the leading worldwide alliance of accounting and law firms. More information is available on the firm’s website at www.taylorenglish.com.


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