Michael Schallop (partner) prepares and prosecutes patent applications in various areas of technology including high tech and clean tech; assists clients with patent reexaminations and post-grant challenges of patents in the U.S. Patent Office, including inter partes reviews and business method reviews; and assists clients with analyzing and managing patent portfolios. He also prepares patent opinions, provides IP litigation analysis, and assists clients with intellectual property licensing.

Mr. Schallop also is an adjunct faculty member serving as a lecturer at UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) where he teaches a patent prosecution course.

Prior to joining Van Pelt, Yi & James, Mr. Schallop worked at Latham & Watkins in their Silicon Valley office and at Symantec Corporation and had substantial IP litigation, patent strategy counseling and IP portfolio management, technology licensing and transactional, and antitrust and strategic counseling-related experience.

Mr. Schallop graduated from Cornell University with degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics. He received a J.D., Order of the Coif, from Emory University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review. He spent his third year of law school as a visiting student at the UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), where he was also a member of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal.








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