YPSILANTI — Eastern Michigan University’s GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology will host a TechTalk featuring Michael Gzybowski, senior counsel at Dykema, at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov.16, located at 124 Sill Hall or via Zoom.
EMU TechTalk is a series that offers students and faculty exciting opportunities to network with renowned experts and up-and-coming leaders in the engineering and technology fields. Each TechTalk provides extensive networking opportunities and a chance to explore careers, internships, and research opportunities at the College.
“This initiative spotlights industry and community leaders who are making a difference in their chosen fields,” said Mohamad Qatu, dean of GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology. “The College is thrilled to partner with these leaders, such as Michael Gzybowski, who inspire our students to achieve their future career goals.”
Since launching EMU TechTalk, students and faculty have heard from industry leaders, including Chuck Gray, vice president, Vehicle Hardware Engineering, Ford Model e, Quentin Messer, CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), Carla Bailo, president of the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor, and Paul Ajegba, director of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).
Gyzbowski’s “Patenting Inventions” talk will focus on bringing awareness and bridging the gap between engineering and technology innovation and entrepreneurship.
After obtaining his engineering degree, Gyzbowski learned the patenting process from inside the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where he worked as a patent examiner while attending law school in the evenings. Gyzbowski has 40 years of patent experience, including over three and a half years of advising and assisting other tenant companies at MI-HQ on patents and other intellectual property matters.
An innovator himself, Gyzbowski has 17 patents and 22 published patent applications. His devotion and professional commitment to clients parallel his interest in community service, for which he received the prestigious Jefferson Award.
About Michael Gzybowski
Michael Gzybowski is an engineer who practices law. Specifically, he helps clients prepare and prosecute patent applications in the United States, and he helps them obtain foreign patents in countries around the world. With a degree in engineering and years working in the USPTO, Mike understands the patent system from the inside, and he brings that experience and insight to each client’s matter.
Mike has drafted and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications. He also supports his clients’ patent litigation and counseling on patentability, infringement, right to use, and validity issues. He prepares and evaluates licensing agreements, joint development agreements, and other IP agreements.
Mike has been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell® for his “elite achievement,” commemorating his 30th anniversary as a bar member. Mike’s devotion and professional commitment to clients are paralleled only by his dedication to community service, for which he was a recipient of the prestigious Jefferson Award.
About Eastern Michigan University
Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 14,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and its graduate school. National publications regularly recognize EMU for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. Visit the University’s rankings and points of pride websites to learn more. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website. To stay up to date on University news, activities and announcements, visit EMU Today.