Michael L. Teich (Mike)

Principal / Washington, D.C. Metro Office

Michael prepares and prosecutes domestic, international and PCT patent applications in the electrical and mechanical arts. He offers experience in prosecuting patent applications in various mechanical fields including power tools, planetary gearing, component metalworking, as well as various electrical arts such as telecommunications (GSM, CDMA, LTE, BTLE and PLC), data storage structures, semiconductor devices, image sensors (CCD and CMOS), integrated circuits, surgical robots, walking assistance robots, laser and ink jet printing devices, LCD technology, medical imaging (CT, MRI and PET) devices, AI and cloud computing technology.

Michael’s outgoing personality, straight-forward communication style and personal dedication to an unwavering work ethic is manifest in the consistently high-quality and on-point work product he delivers — even on short notice. Michael has emerged as a “go-to” lawyer at Harness Dickey for his expertise on Subject Matter Eligibility, having followed, extensively lectured on, and attended the Oral Arguments in the influential and recent Alice v. CLS Bank Supreme Court decision.

  • Provides counsel to multiple companies on strategies to build patent portfolios and design around competitor patents
  • Prosecutes electromechanical and semiconductor patent applications for multiple large Asian consumer electronics companies
  • Prosecutes medical and walking assistance device patents for a large consumer electronics company
  • Prepares and prosecutes patent applications directed to diverse technology areas, such as medical imaging, telecommunications and people movers for large European companies

Michael holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, graduating with the #1 rank in his class and a perfect 4.00 GPA. He is able to apply his advanced technological skills and experience to efficiently and expeditiously obtain broad patent protection for his clients.

Michael also has industry experience, and worked as an Engineer at Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a global independent product safety certification organization established in 1894. UL develops product safety standards and test procedures for products, materials, components, assemblies, tools and equipment. While there, Michael focused primarily on conformity assessments of industrial control equipment.

When he is not in the office, Michael enjoys weight lifting, running and yoga. He also frequently practices meditation to ground himself, focus on personal goals and set a big picture plan for his clients.


  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association



J.D., Intellectual Property, Hofstra University School of Law, 2011

M.S., Electrical Engineering, SUNY New Paltz, 2007

B.S., Computer Engineering, SUNY New Paltz, 2005


New York


Washington, D.C.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

United States Supreme Court

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office