Michelle Lando, JD '90
Adjunct Professor, Intellectual Property Management
Michelle has over 20 years experience as a corporate intellectual property (IP) law professional. Her practice has involved counseling in all areas of IP, including strategy, development and implementation of IP, transactional and competitive matters, licensing, and overall IP management. Her responsibilities have included providing leadership, counsel and oversight for all intellectual property matters for mature and startup businesses, including management of domestic and international patent and trademark portfolios, management of outside counsel, management and coordination of freedom to operate and infringement/validity opinions, and responsibility for and management of IP budgets. She has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating a wide variety of IP related, commercial and corporate agreements including joint development/collaboration agreements, license agreement (in and out), feasibility studies, technical services, consultant services, confidentiality, manufacturing services, sales and distribution agreements and supply agreements. Michelle has been a core member of numerous acquisition and divestiture teams, as well as lead negotiator on intellectual property matters including technology agreements involving equity positions with third party startup companies. She has developed and written various IP policies and procedures for her clients including standard sets of agreements and guidelines for employee education and use.
Michelle is a 1987 graduate of the University of New Hampshire, where she obtained a BS in Chemical Engineering. She is also a 1990 graduate of UNH Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center), where she obtained her JD with a concentration in intellectual property law.
Michelle is currently employed as senior IP counsel for a NH-based global company that sells original equipment and materials for use in the area of electronics, photovoltaics and related technologies. She is a member of LES, AIPLA and the Advisory Council for the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property.