Mike Pomianek focuses his practice on patent prosecution, opinion work, due diligence, IP transaction and agreements, and IP counseling. He works with clients in the areas of chemical processes, separation and purification processes, chemistry, materials, alternative energy and other cleantech technologies, carbon dioxide mitigation and other environmental technologies, biomedical and tissue engineering, medical devices, medical diagnostics, analytical devices, food products, textiles, and nanotechnology. Mike also chairs Wolf Greenfield’s attorney training committee and co-chairs its Cleantech Practice Group.

Mike has been a judge and mentor for the MIT Clean Energy Prize and $100K competitions. Mike has also served as a judge since 2008 for the FIRST Robotics FRC qualifiers and FIRST New England District Championship; he has also mentored FIRST Robotics FLL teams.

Prior to joining the firm, Mike worked as a chemical process engineering co-op student for Rohm & Haas, and as an MIT Practice School student for Dow Chemical and General Electric.

Mike’s doctoral research in the laboratory of Professor Clark Colton in the Chemical Engineering Department at MIT involved the design, construction, and testing of an immunoaffinity, tangential flow filtration membrane-based device for selective blood cell separation via cell immobilization and release from the membrane using hydrodynamic and hydrostatic forces. His thesis work also involved investigating cell membrane deformation and the effect of fluid mechanical shear stress in blood generated by extracoporeal circulation devices on cytokine production by peripheral blood mononuclear cells. His work was conducted in collaboration with Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA.

Client testimonial:
"Mike and his crew can take our ideas, our concepts, and turn them into a real idea."
Client testimonial:
"One thing I really like about Mike is that he answers the questions and then asks me if I agree with the answers. With the old firm, we had to come up with the answers and they really didn’t understand the technology. The way Mike does it saves me tens of hours on every one of these."
Client testimonial:
"Mike has really helped in dealing with protecting our assets here and abroad."
Client testimonial:
"There’s a lot of stuff here. Mike tracks me down to make sure I am on top of it. He’s like a trusted attorney and father in that he reminds me of what to do even though I am much older. He’s a hard worker and very responsive."
  • Worked with an individual inventor to patent innovative coffee extraction process forming the basis of a successful market leading business later acquired by leading multinational food products company in an eight figure transaction.
  • Spearheaded aggressive originality interference strategy to block issuance of contested, allowed competitor patent application to create critical leverage for settlement and licensing negotiations.
  • Developed strategic patent portfolio for carbon dioxide mitigation/biofuels company and provided strategic IP counseling leading company from business plan competition start-up to $92M contract for commercial installation of system.
  • Provided offensive due diligence for major medical device company evaluating intellectual property position and freedom to operate of targets for acquisition and in-licensing.
  • Acted as patent law expert and provided expert report for multinational textile manufacturing company involved in litigation with key competitor, which resulted in a consent judgment dismissing all of competitor’s claims, with prejudice.
  • Supported university startup in medical diagnostic space from its formation to recent IPO. Developed IP portfolio and provided strategic agreement support contributing substantially to IPO success and valuation.
  • Developed extensive domestic and international patent portfolio for leading technology development and licensing company in medical infusion and dialysis space leading to exclusive licensing and development partnerships with multinational medical device companies.
  • American Bar Association
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association

Mike received the Daniel J. Fern Award for graduating first in his class at Suffolk University Law School. Mike has also been repeatedly named to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers list for his work in the field of intellectual property law.

Articles

December 7, 2018

A Firsthand Account of the Helsinn V. Teva Arguments

June 1, 2017

Invention details need not be public



Mike co-wrote a chapter entitled "Commercializing Your Intellectual Property: Steps to Take and Pitfalls to Avoid" in Handbook of Clinical Nanomedicine, Vol. 2, Law, Business, Regulation, Safety and Risk, Raj Bawa, PhD (Editor), Gerald F. Audette, PhD, and Brian E. Reese, PhD, MBA, JD (Assistant Editors). The book is available here.
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  • Collecting and using antique razors
  • The chemistry of fragrances and perfumery
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Mike Pomianek focuses his practice on patent prosecution, opinion work, due diligence, IP transaction and agreements, and IP counseling. He works with clients in the areas of chemical processes, separation and purification processes, chemistry, materials, alternative energy and other cleantech technologies, carbon dioxide mitigation and other environmental technologies, biomedical and tissue engineering, medical devices, medical diagnostics, analytical devices, food products, textiles, and nanotechnology. Mike also chairs Wolf Greenfield’s attorney training committee and co-chairs its Cleantech Practice Group.

Mike has been a judge and mentor for the MIT Clean Energy Prize and $100K competitions. Mike has also served as a judge since 2008 for the FIRST Robotics FRC qualifiers and FIRST New England District Championship; he has also mentored FIRST Robotics FLL teams.

Prior to joining the firm, Mike worked as a chemical process engineering co-op student for Rohm & Haas, and as an MIT Practice School student for Dow Chemical and General Electric.

Mike’s doctoral research in the laboratory of Professor Clark Colton in the Chemical Engineering Department at MIT involved the design, construction, and testing of an immunoaffinity, tangential flow filtration membrane-based device for selective blood cell separation via cell immobilization and release from the membrane using hydrodynamic and hydrostatic forces. His thesis work also involved investigating cell membrane deformation and the effect of fluid mechanical shear stress in blood generated by extracoporeal circulation devices on cytokine production by peripheral blood mononuclear cells. His work was conducted in collaboration with Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA.

Client testimonial:
"Mike and his crew can take our ideas, our concepts, and turn them into a real idea."
Client testimonial:
"One thing I really like about Mike is that he answers the questions and then asks me if I agree with the answers. With the old firm, we had to come up with the answers and they really didn’t understand the technology. The way Mike does it saves me tens of hours on every one of these."
Client testimonial:
"Mike has really helped in dealing with protecting our assets here and abroad."
Client testimonial:
"There’s a lot of stuff here. Mike tracks me down to make sure I am on top of it. He’s like a trusted attorney and father in that he reminds me of what to do even though I am much older. He’s a hard worker and very responsive."
  • Worked with an individual inventor to patent innovative coffee extraction process forming the basis of a successful market leading business later acquired by leading multinational food products company in an eight figure transaction.
  • Spearheaded aggressive originality interference strategy to block issuance of contested, allowed competitor patent application to create critical leverage for settlement and licensing negotiations.
  • Developed strategic patent portfolio for carbon dioxide mitigation/biofuels company and provided strategic IP counseling leading company from business plan competition start-up to $92M contract for commercial installation of system.
  • Provided offensive due diligence for major medical device company evaluating intellectual property position and freedom to operate of targets for acquisition and in-licensing.
  • Acted as patent law expert and provided expert report for multinational textile manufacturing company involved in litigation with key competitor, which resulted in a consent judgment dismissing all of competitor’s claims, with prejudice.
  • Supported university startup in medical diagnostic space from its formation to recent IPO. Developed IP portfolio and provided strategic agreement support contributing substantially to IPO success and valuation.
  • Developed extensive domestic and international patent portfolio for leading technology development and licensing company in medical infusion and dialysis space leading to exclusive licensing and development partnerships with multinational medical device companies.
  • American Bar Association
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association

Mike received the Daniel J. Fern Award for graduating first in his class at Suffolk University Law School. Mike has also been repeatedly named to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers list for his work in the field of intellectual property law.

Mike co-wrote a chapter entitled "Commercializing Your Intellectual Property: Steps to Take and Pitfalls to Avoid" in Handbook of Clinical Nanomedicine, Vol. 2, Law, Business, Regulation, Safety and Risk, Raj Bawa, PhD (Editor), Gerald F. Audette, PhD, and Brian E. Reese, PhD, MBA, JD (Assistant Editors). The book is available here.

Articles

December 7, 2018

A Firsthand Account of the Helsinn V. Teva Arguments

June 1, 2017

Invention details need not be public


  • Hiking and mountain climbing
  • Ancient and medieval history
  • The history of technology and medicine
  • Collecting and using antique razors
  • The chemistry of fragrances and perfumery