Nemphos Braue Strengthens Growing Practice with Addition of Intellectual Property Lawyer Michael Antone, Joining Firm Founded by George Nemphos and Tim Braue

BALTIMORE, MD, Jan. 11, 2022 / 24-7PressRelease / – To meet the growing demand for intellectual property (IP) services, Nemphos Braue LLC announces the latest addition to its law firm, U.S. patent attorney Michael Antone. With over 20 years of experience, Mr. Antone will be Of Counsel at Nemphos Braue, where he will join a roster of accomplished lawyers to help clients protect their intellectual property assets.

The premier Mid-Atlantic law firm, Nemphos Braue and his attorneys leverage the experience of a large firm to serve clients in a variety of industries including healthcare, technology, manufacturing and more. Regardless of the industry, the protection of brands, content, inventions and trade secrets continues to be of the utmost importance to businesses of all sizes and at all stages – startups and newly formed companies. new product lines and brands of established companies. “In many ways, your intellectual property IS your business,” says Antone.

“Whether it’s developing innovative software or manufacturing consumer goods with proprietary details, intellectual property protection is paramount,” said co-founder and managing member George Nemphos. “Michael’s deep expertise will allow us to serve a growing list of clients with the level of customer service they expect from us – and deserve. “

Well versed in a wide variety of business and corporate law issues, Mr. Antone has extensive experience working in large law firms, corporate and venture capital firms, as well as managing a law office. He has worked with clients in a variety of industries ranging from communications equipment and software to online retail. He is also a professional engineer, licensed in Pennsylvania.

Mr. Antone also brings a 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 has invested in various hardware and software technologies. including automation and controls, parallel and virtual computer software, radar, combustion technology, mobile phone technology and optical communications. He was a board member of several portfolio companies and CEO of the automation and control company during a management transition.

As a senior intellectual property advisor at Corvis Corporation, a venture capital-backed telecommunications equipment start-up that went public and was subsequently acquired by Level 3 Communications (LVLT), Mr. Antone managed all aspects of the company’s intellectual property, including the preparation and prosecution of patents. , litigation of patents, licenses, transactions, opinions and was part of the management team. While at Corvis, he was also promoted to Senior Vice President of Research and Development and Manufacturing, in addition to his role as Senior Intellectual Property Advisor.

Mr. Antone was a patent attorney at the law firm Kirkpatrick & Lockhart (now K&L Gates), where his practice focused on patent and trademark preparation and prosecution, opinions, transactions and litigation support. , working in fields such as software, metallurgy, materials 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 thermal-hydraulic and material performance analyzes of electrical systems and predictive modeling. He and his colleagues received the Westinghouse Signature of Excellence Award for this work, which has saved millions of dollars each year in operational downtime.

Mr. Antone holds a JD from Duquesne University and a Masters in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.

He is licensed to practice in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Pennsylvania, and the Western and Eastern United States District of Pennsylvania. Mr. Antone is not admitted to Maryland or other jurisdictions.

Founded in 2016 by George Nemphos and Tim Braue, Nemphos Braue LLC is an innovative law firm committed to creating legal and business value for its clients by fostering true strategic partnerships. Combining the expertise of a large firm with the flexibility and creativity of a specialist firm, Nemphos Braue lawyers have a proven track record in all areas of corporate and business law and have expertise in sectors ranging from technology, from food and beverage and health care to real estate, manufacturing and telecommunications. Its subsidiary, Old Line Government Affairs, LLC, represents clients on complex issues before the executive and legislative branches of state and local government.

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