Michael A. Jandron, Ph.D., focuses his practice on patent prosecution and strategic counseling for all things mechanical — for example, medical devices, consumer electronics, oil and gas, and robotics. Mike has about 13 years of experience working as an R&D mechanical engineer and holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering.

Mike routinely handles patent prosecution tasks for a wide range of clients spanning individual inventors to large Fortune 500 companies and a wide range of technologies. He has also assisted in strategic counseling efforts such as patent portfolio due diligence for M&A and freedom-to-operate opinions. He also enjoys being involved in pro bono matters.

Prior to joining Fish & Richardson, Mike was a mechanical engineer for 11 years at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Rhode Island, where he worked on R&D efforts for the U.S. Navy, particularly for the Office of Naval Research. In this role, Mike designed, analyzed, and tested undersea vehicles. During his time at NUWC, Mike became a subject matter expert in computational modeling and noise and vibration. Additionally, at NUWC, Mike was heavily involved in basic and applied research, including developing new algorithms for linear solvers and new optical sensors, and leading the physics-based modeling of water skipping spheres, which received press coverage and was published in Nature. Prior to his time at NUWC, he served for two years as an engineering intern at KVH Industries, Inc., where he worked on consumer products in telecommunications. Particularly, he designed and tested satellite antenna products for marine environments.

Mike received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in solid mechanics (a concentration of mechanical engineering relating to the mechanics of solid materials) from Brown University. He also holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering and a B.S. in applied mathematics from the University of Rhode Island. His Ph.D. work at Brown University was related to mechanical metamaterials where elastic wave propagation properties can be manipulated in soft composites, and his M.S. research was related to new computational methods of structural-acoustics simulations. Mike published this work in various journals and gave many conference presentations over the years. His efforts helped him win various awards, including the NUWC 2017 Best Research of the Year award, and several paid-time-off scholarships from NUWC to focus on his graduate degrees.

When he’s not doing work, you might find him having fun with his three children, filming a wedding, mountain biking, snowboarding, or drooling over the latest camera and computer gear.