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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

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​

Other Distinctions

Publications and Presentations

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

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