Michelle Nyein represents clients in patent litigation matters and assists clients in securing patent rights around the world. Her experience includes analyzing patent invalidity and infringement positions, working with expert witnesses to prepare expert reports and prepare for depositions and trial, drafting pre- and post-trial briefs, and preparing petitions for inter partes review. In addition, Michelle has drafted and prosecuted patent applications in a wide range of technologies, including optoelectronics, nanomaterials, water treatment, energy storage, semiconductor devices and microfluidics.
Michelle’s broad scientific background includes experience in computational mechanics, numerical methods, organic chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, biochemistry and genomics. Michelle conducted her doctoral research in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT, where her research focused on computational modeling of blast-induced traumatic brain injury. Prior to completing her PhD, she earned a BS in Chemistry at MIT and a JD at Harvard Law School.
As an undergraduate at MIT, she conducted research in protein crystallography. She also completed internships at Abbott Laboratories, where she worked in small molecule drug discovery; the MIT/Whitehead Center for Genome Research, where she conducted research on expression of genes linked to diabetes; and Boston Biochem, where she purified proteins involved in protein degradation pathways.
As a law student, Michelle was an intern in the US Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and a summer associate at WilmerHale. In addition, while in law school, Michelle served as co-Technical Editor of the Harvard International Law Journal,
represented low-income immigrants applying for asylum, and represented the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in arraignments, pre-trial conferences and bench trials in district court.