Mike Pomianek focuses his practice on patent prosecution, opinion work, due diligence, IP transaction and agreements, and IP counseling. He works with clients in the areas of chemical processes, separation and purification processes, chemistry, materials, alternative energy and other cleantech technologies, carbon dioxide mitigation and other environmental technologies, biomedical and tissue engineering, medical devices, medical diagnostics, analytical devices, food products, textiles, and nanotechnology. Mike also chairs Wolf Greenfield’s attorney training committee and co-chairs its Cleantech Practice Group.
Mike has been a judge and mentor for the MIT Clean Energy Prize and $100K competitions. Mike has also served as a judge since 2008 for the FIRST Robotics FRC qualifiers and FIRST New England District Championship; he has also mentored FIRST Robotics FLL teams.
Prior to joining the firm, Mike worked as a chemical process engineering co-op student for Rohm & Haas, and as an MIT Practice School student for Dow Chemical and General Electric.
Mike’s doctoral research in the laboratory of Professor Clark Colton in the Chemical Engineering Department at MIT involved the design, construction, and testing of an immunoaffinity, tangential flow filtration membrane-based device for selective blood cell separation via cell immobilization and release from the membrane using hydrodynamic and hydrostatic forces. His thesis work also involved investigating cell membrane deformation and the effect of fluid mechanical shear stress in blood generated by extracoporeal circulation devices on cytokine production by peripheral blood mononuclear cells. His work was conducted in collaboration with Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA.
"Mike and his crew can take our ideas, our concepts, and turn them into a real idea."
"One thing I really like about Mike is that he answers the questions and then asks me if I agree with the answers. With the old firm, we had to come up with the answers and they really didn’t understand the technology. The way Mike does it saves me tens of hours on every one of these."
"Mike has really helped in dealing with protecting our assets here and abroad."
"There’s a lot of stuff here. Mike tracks me down to make sure I am on top of it. He’s like a trusted attorney and father in that he reminds me of what to do even though I am much older. He’s a hard worker and very responsive."
Mike received the Daniel J. Fern Award for graduating first in his class at Suffolk University Law School. Mike has also been repeatedly named to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers list for his work in the field of intellectual property law.
Mike co-wrote a chapter entitled "Commercializing Your Intellectual Property: Steps to Take and Pitfalls to Avoid" in Handbook of Clinical Nanomedicine,
Vol. 2, Law, Business, Regulation, Safety and Risk
, Raj Bawa, PhD (Editor), Gerald F. Audette, PhD, and Brian E. Reese, PhD, MBA, JD (Assistant Editors). The book is available here