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Michael SchadeDunlap Codding is pleased to announce that Michael A. Schade has returned to the firm as Senior Counsel and Biotechnology Practice Group Leader.  His practice includes all areas of intellectual property law including patent, trademark, copyright, technology, and e-commerce and assists clients with intellectual property matters requiring litigation, licensing, technology counseling and complex transactions.  Nicholas D. Rouse, Dunlap Codding's Managing Shareholder, said, "We are delighted that Michael has chosen to rejoin us.  His skills and the experience he brings from his in-house position at the University of Oklahoma will enhance our ability to serve clients."

Prior to his return, Schade had served for several years as the Senior Director of Intellectual Property and Staff Attorney at the University of Oklahoma.  In that role, he was responsible for the oversight and management of the University's patent portfolio in order to maximize the economic impact of such assets to increase revenue for the University and the State of Oklahoma.  He also provided substantive intellectual property input to the State of Oklahoma's federal legislators regarding the impact of federal patent legislation.

He is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He particularly enjoys working with clients to complete the process of acquiring and/or commercializing intellectual property assets as well as portfolio management, licensing and transactional matters.

Schade’s scientific background has focused on all areas of biotechnology and life sciences (including molecular biology, cell biology, glycobiology, biochemistry, developmental biology, immunology, microbiology, virology, and genetics; pharmaceutical compositions; molecular diagnostics and techniques; medical devices and equipment) as well as chemistry and chemical engineering. He has significant experience in providing strategic and tactical intellectual property counsel to individual clients, universities, large pharmaceutical and manufacturing companies, and start-up biotechnology companies.

He is currently an Adjunct Professor and Lecturer of Law at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Schade received his J.D. degree and his B.S. in Biochemistry, magna cum laude, from that same institution.

About Dunlap Codding

Dunlap Codding P.C. serves sophisticated international, national, and regional clients. Established in 1957 as Oklahoma’s original intellectual property firm, Dunlap Codding remains the state’s largest and most versatile IP boutique law firm.

Dunlap Codding is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms.