Michael Woodward is a patent attorney specializing in patent preparation and prosecution before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He has experience in conducting all phases of prosecution for U.S. and foreign patent applications related to computer software, telecommunications, networking devices, and mechanical devices.

Prior to joining Harrity & Harrity, Michael worked at a boutique intellectual property law firm where his practice focused on patent preparation, prosecution, litigation, and patent portfolio management. While in law school, Michael served as the Executive Managing Editor of the Albany Law Review, President of the Intellectual Property Law Society, and was a Sponsler Honors Teaching Fellow. He graduated from Albany Law School with a concentration in intellectual property with honors.




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Albany Law School
(J.D., summa cum laude) – 2018

University at Buffalo
(B.S. Mechanical Engineering, cum laude) – 2015


Amending Alice: Eliminating the Undue Burden of “Significantly More”, 2019 Intellectual Property Law Review 179, originally published at 81 Alb. L. Rev. 329 (2018)


New York State Bar Association
New York State Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)


United States Patent and Trademark Office
New York