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Background

Michael P. Shepherd is an Associate in the Silicon Valley office of Fish & Richardson. His practice emphasizes client counseling and patent prosecution in the areas of software and computer science.  

Mr. Shepherd has significant experience counseling clients on and preparing patent applications directed to a variety of technically complex subjects, including big data systems, platforms, and applications, as well as distributed computing systems, stream processing systems, machine learning, virtual machines, and static analysis of source code. 

Mr. Shepherd’s professional technical experience includes several years working as an embedded software engineer on radar and sonar systems at Lockheed Martin Corporation and Northrop Grumman Corporation.  Mr. Shepherd is also an avid Python programmer.

Education

J.D., Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law 2009
cum laude, Order of the Coif


M.S., Syracuse University 2005
Computer Science


B.S., University of Notre Dame 2002
Computer Science
cum laude

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2009
  • California 2010
  • New York 2010

Memberships & Affiliations

​Associate Articles Editor,​ Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal​

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