Michael Garvey

Michael W. Garvey




Michael’s experience focuses on preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the electrical, mechanical, and electro-mechanical arts fields. He advises clients on patentability and infringement concerns and assists clients in building and managing their patent portfolios, including patent application preparation and prosecution. Michael also advises clients on trademark matters, including trademark selection, trademark disputes, and filing and prosecuting trademark applications, including trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings.



Specific experience includes representation of clients with products including:

  • Digital signal processing
  • Audio and hearing device and system controls
  • Wireless communication
  • Vacuum chamber processing
  • Plasma processing
  • Physical vapor deposition
  • Coating technologies
  • Surface treatment for tools and precision components
  • Components and controls for manufacturing systems, including material handling systems
  • Circuit board manufacturing systems
  • Electronics assembly
  • Commercial kitchen and laundry equipment and controls
  • Refrigeration system controls
  • Home appliances
  • Patient monitoring devices
  • Medical electronic equipment
  • Computer memory device technology

Prior to entering the practice of law, Michael was an engineer at Newport News Shipbuilding where he was involved in the design of nuclear propulsion plant electrical components and power distribution systems.

Michael is former Co-Chair of the All-Ohio Annual Institute on Intellectual Property and past President and Secretary of the Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association.  He is also a former Chair of the Chagrin Valley Recreation Council.

  • College of William & Mary, J.D., 1991
  • University of Notre Dame, B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1984


  • Ohio Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office