FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 10, 2022
Nemphos Braue Bolsters Growing Practice with Addition of Intellectual Property Attorney Michael Antone, Joining Firm Founded by George Nemphos and Tim Braue
BALTIMORE, MD – Addressing the increased demand for intellectual property (IP) services, Nemphos Braue LLC announces the newest addition to its law firm – U.S. Registered Patent Attorney Michael Antone. Bringing more than 20 years of experience, Mr. Antone will serve as Of Counsel at Nemphos Braue, where he joins a roster of accomplished attorneys in assisting clients with protecting their intellectual property assets.
The premier boutique law firm in the Mid-Atlantic, Nemphos Braue and its attorneys leverage big firm experience to serve clients across a variety of industries including healthcare, technology, manufacturing and more. Regardless of industry, protecting brands, content, inventions and trade secrets continues to be of utmost importance to businesses of any size and at any stage – from startups and newly formed ventures to new product lines and brands from established businesses. “In many ways, your intellectual property IS your business,” says Mr. Antone.
“Whether developing an innovative software or manufacturing consumer goods with proprietary details, protecting intellectual property is paramount,” said Co-Founder and Managing Member George Nemphos. “Michael’s in-depth expertise will allow us to serve a growing roster of clients with the boutique-level of customer care that they have come to expect from us – and deserve.”
Versed in a wide variety of business and corporate law matters, Mr. Antone has an extensive background working in large law firm, corporate, and venture capital environments, as well as running a law practice. He has worked with clients in a variety of industries ranging from communications equipment to software to online retailing. He is also a Professional Engineer, licensed in Pennsylvania.
Mr. Antone also brings perspective as a private equity investor with C-Suite leadership experience. He was previously a partner at Grande Ventures, LLC, a private venture capital fund that invested in various hardware and software technologies. including automation and controls, parallel and virtual computing software, radar, combustion technology, mobile phone technology and optical communications. He served as a board member for several of the portfolio companies and as CEO for the automation and controls company during a management transition.
As Chief Intellectual Property Counsel with Corvis Corporation, a venture-funded telecom equipment start-up that went public and was later acquired by Level 3 Communications (LVLT), Mr. Antone managed all aspects of intellectual property for the company including patent preparation and prosecution, patent litigation, licensing, transactions, opinions and was part of the executive team. During his time at Corvis, he was also promoted to Senior Vice President of Research & Development and Manufacturing, in addition to his role as Chief Intellectual Property Counsel.
Mr. Antone was a patent attorney with the law firm of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart (now K&L Gates), where his practice focused on patent and trademark preparation and prosecution, opinions, transactions and litigation support, working in areas such as software, metallurgy, material science, semiconductor manufacturing, optics, optical communications, medical devices and mechanical systems.
Leveraging his engineering degree, Mr. Antone was a senior engineer at Westinghouse Electric Corporation, where he developed mathematical models and software to perform power system thermal hydraulic and material performance analysis and predictive modeling. He and his colleagues received the Westinghouse Signature of Excellence award for this work, which resulted in the savings of millions of dollars each year in operational downtime.
Mr. Antone has a J.D. degree from Duquesne University and a M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
He is admitted to practice in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Pennsylvania, and in the US Western and Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Mr. Antone is not admitted in Maryland or other jurisdictions.
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Founded in 2016 by George Nemphos and Tim Braue, Nemphos Braue LLC is an innovative law firm committed to driving legal and business value for clients by fostering true strategic partnerships. Combining big firm expertise with the flexibility and creativity of a boutique practice, Nemphos Braue attorneys are proven in all areas of corporate and business law and have expertise in industries ranging from technology, food and beverage and health care to real estate, manufacturing and telecommunications. Its subsidiary, Old Line Government Affairs, LLC, represents clients on complex matters before executive and legislative branches of State and local government. www.nemphosbraue.com