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Background

Michael P. Shepherd’s practice emphasizes client counseling and patent prosecution in the areas of software and other computer-related technologies.

Mr. Shepherd has significant experience counseling clients on obtaining patent protection for a variety of technically complex technologies, including computer architecture and chip design, graphics processing units, robotics, neural networks and other machine learning technologies, programming language design, static analysis of source code, and cloud computing platforms and applications.

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

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


Syracuse University 2005
Computer Science, M.S.


University of Notre Dame 2002
Computer Science, B.S.
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​

Other Distinctions

Publications and Presentations

Authored, “The USPTO Addresses the Wonderland of Strained Analogies,” The Recorder (January 14, 2019).

Quoted in, “4 Ways To Boost Odds Of Getting An Alice Rejection Reversed,” Law360 (April 4, 2018).

Authored, “So You’re Saying There’s A Chance!? — Section 101 Arguments That Beat the Odds in Recent PTAB Appeals,” The Recorder (February 8, 2018).

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