Mike McGurk has handled ESI’s IP needs for over 20 years. In that time, he has overseen and/or executed directly our global offensive and defensive IP strategies in their totality. Mike’s professionalism and proficiency allows us to consider him a key partner in our global business plans to address a multitude of opportunities and challenges. That alone speaks volumes. ESI’s particular business tends to be highly technical. Mike’s background, real-world exposure, and vast legal expertise allows him to interact with our team and create true, valuable and protected intellectual property. Our technology’s cross functionality and expanded impact on a given supply chain requires a significant and detailed focus on creating novel solutions to position ESI to capture that value. Mike’s ability to sift out the details and deliver on these two challenging objectives is, I believe, beyond even the industry gold standard. ”
"We have worked with Mike McGurk for over 25 years. He is a very friendly patient and a very intelligent person. His ability to take challenging problems whether it is equipment or process involving advanced and complex chemistry or engineering to simplified claim language and having the broadest claim granted is very intriguing. Mike has prosecuted several US and global patents for us. He has also been very helpful in commercial and other agreements for our company. We would strongly recommend Mike McGurk as a an attorney for patents, agreements and other legal needs."
“I started working with Mike over twenty years ago, have worked with him on over thirty different patent portfolios, and highly recommend him and his firm for your IP needs. I have worked with several other firms, Mike and his staff have the unique ability to quickly understand the technology, assist with filings and prosecution, and not waste time and resources! His background is diverse enough that I can work with him on pharmaceuticals, formulations, and molecular structures without having to spend time explaining the science or background, which seems to be an issue with other firms I have worked with. I strongly recommend him for small businesses!."
'Mike is great to work with, both professionally and personally. Mike knows the questions to ask that lead to an understanding of not only the IP, but also the business impact of that IP. In due diligence and opinion work in particular, he is very skilled at focusing on what is important to consider and doing a thorough analysis. I also always enjoy working with Mike and interacting with him. "
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Donna M. Meuth
Eisai Inc.
"Michael is a superb lawyer and his extensive experience with large and small clients alike spanning the entire spectrum of IP law makes him both an excellent advocate and practical problem solver."
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Stephen Lyons
Klieman & Lyons
'I had the privilege of working with Mike McGurk while transitioning my client, a start-up biotech company with novel cell-based therapy, from their previous IP councils. From day one of our interactions, Mike and his team were extremely responsive, they were very professional dealing with the prior underperforming IP attorneys. Mike led his team to quickly come up to speed as well as resolve outstanding issues and lapse in filings while setting future world-wide strategy for IP coverage. He did that successfully while in the environment of capital constrained early stage start-up. Communication was clear, timely and concise and expertise stood above other firms we had discussions with at the time. Above all, Mike McGurk is practical, well-connected if you need a referral and very pleasant to work with, he is naturally curious and up-to-date on new technologies and pleasure to work with. I would wholeheartedly recommend working with him and his team on any IP matter."
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Iva Toudjarska
Biopharma
"Mike has been an outstanding resource for Clean Energy Ventures and the Clean Energy Venture Group, providing us with a professional analysis of our candidate companies IP portfolios. In particular, he has completed a number of deep dives for us in assessing the competitive landscape in terms of freedom to operate. Mike also has substantial experience in intellectual property licensing, and has helped advise on the optimal structure of various deals."
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Jeffrey Weiss
Clean Energy Venture Group