Mikhail Murshak is an experienced intellectual property attorney specializing in patent and trademark strategy and acquisition. Working with start-ups is his primary area of interest, especially helping in making a cost-effective strategic plan to build a strong IP portfolio and avoid risky pitfalls. This includes assisting his clients with negotiating terms, reviewing agreements, and due diligence. His background includes preparation and prosecution of patents in the area of medical devices, manufacturing, consumer products, computer technology, automotive, aerospace, chemical engineering, nanotechnology, sleep technology, and much more.
Mr. Murshak grew up in mid-Michigan and after receiving his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from MSU, he earned the Oliver Ellsworth Scholarship to attend the University of Connecticut School of Law.
Prior to joining Loomis, Mr. Murshak served as head IP Counsel for a high-end luxury sleep technology company based in Michigan. In that role, he drove the company’s IP acquisition strategy for both patents and trademarks, helping secure their position as the most innovative company in the sleep industry. He worked closely with the R&D team and the company leadership to ensure the company continued to be the leader in technology and innovation.
Mr. Murshak got his start in IP as an intellectual property analyst for the jet engine company Pratt & Whitney. He helped manage and grow a patent portfolio for an innovation strategy group specializing in engine data acquisition architecture. Prior to law school and while earning this degree, he worked as a quality control analyst for Merit Laboratories, an environmental analytical testing facility.
In addition to his work at the Loomis Law Firm, Mr. Murshak is an IP Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University College of Law and Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. He is also a consultant for Invent Tribe, a service that assists inventors with commercializing their inventions.
- Member, State Bar of Michigan
- Member, State Bar of Connecticut
- Member, State Bar of New York
- Member, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Recognition & Public Service:
- “Compulsory Pooling Promotes Conservation of Michigan’s Oil and Gas Natural Resources,” Michigan Bar Journal, February, 1999
- “Michigan’s Dormant Minerals Act: Background and Application,” Michigan Oil and Gas News, February 26, 1982; March 5, 1982
- Michigan Association of Professional Landmen, Seminars
- “Post Production Costs: The Oil and Gas Lease and Special Lease Provisions,” September 12, 1996
- “The Dormant Minerals Act, Suggested Applications,” September 23, 1982
- “The Role of the Landman in Act 197 Unitization,” September 20, 1984
- “Michigan Dormant Minerals Act,” October 17, 1988
- “Recent Developments in Michigan Oil & Gas Law and Regulations,” September 16, 1993
- “Michigan Oil and Gas Law: Practice Issues and Answers, Spacing and Pooling,” State Bar of Michigan, Real Property Law Section, Seminar, June 29, 1995
- “Current Oil and Gas Issue,” Twenty First Annual Summer Conference , State Bar of Michigan Real Property Law Section, July 27, 1996
- Michigan State University, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (2000)
- University of Connecticut School of Law, Juris Doctor (2003)