Michael Parish


1 (612) 337-7223


Professional Experience

An associate attorney with Kinney & Lange, Michael Parish focuses his practice on transactional intellectual property law, drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the United States as well as coordinating and supervising related foreign prosecution in global IP portfolios. In addition to his transactional work, Michael frequently conducts freedom-to-operate studies and advises clients on results from such studies including performing opinion of counsel analyses. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and ten years of combined experience as an engineer in the aerospace and motor-generator industries.


  • Patent Freedom to Operate Searches, Opinions, Techniques, and Studies, (ABA, 2017), co-author

Representative Matters

  • Prepared, prosecuted and supervised patent applications, including PCT and foreign counterparts, on a variety of technologies on behalf of multi-national corporations and medium-sized businesses.
  • Conducted freedom-to-operate studies for billon-dollar product lines; advised client regarding risk management and patent avoidance strategies, and prepared associated opinions of counsel.