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02 November 2021

Schmid Joins Miller Johnson Intellectual Property Practice

Andrew T. Schmid has joined Miller Johnson’s Intellectual Property practice as Senior Counsel in the firm’s Grand Rapids office.

Mr. Schmid focuses on worldwide patent procurement. His practice involves mechanical, electromechanical, and computer related technologies including artificial intelligence, distributed systems, encryption systems, telecommunication and networking systems, transcoding and media content recognition, graphical user interfaces, control systems, consumer electronics, robotics, vehicle diagnostics, textiles, and athletic equipment. He prosecuted patent applications and advises clients on patent procurement strategies, including performing infringement analysis and providing collaborative design-around counseling.

Mr. Schmid has been practicing law since 2016 and prior to becoming an attorney he conducted technology licensing for engineering departments of a public university. Mr. Schmid also worked as a manufacturing engineer, is certified in Lean and Six Sigma practices, and performed engineering work for printed circuit products.

He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan Intellectual Property Law Section, the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association, the Federal Circuit Bar Association, and the PTAB Bar Association. Mr. Schmid was awarded his J.D. from the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law in 2016. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in General Engineering, with a concentration in Thermodynamics, from the University of Illinois in 2009.

About Miller Johnson

Miller Johnson is a full-service firm providing legal counsel to businesses and individuals in corporate matters, employment and labor law, litigation, employee benefits, and private client representation including estate planning and family law. Since 1959, Miller Johnson has been Michigan-based and has served clients worldwide.

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