Michael J. Pistorio

320 23rd St. S., #1532 • Arlington, VA 22202 • (216) 702-4908 •

Seeking Patent Attorney position that makes effective use of my ability to absorb a very broad range of complex technologies to build and maintain diverse foreign and domestic patent portfolios                                                                                                                                                                     


HC Park & Associates, PLC Reston, VA

Associate – Patent Prosecution Group (Electrical, Software, Biotechnology) Sept. 2013-present

Representative technologies: semiconductors/LEDs, LCDs/OLEDs, 3D displays, optics, photovoltaic cells, nuclear reactor components, protein preparation and delivery methods, server/network architecture, video games

Prepare U.S. and foreign patent specifications and applications
Engage in all stages of prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications
Provide infringement litigation support
Counsel clients in long-term intellectual property portfolio strategy implementation

  • Selected to implement new procedures to streamline docketing and workflow processes


Oliff & Berridge, PLC Alexandria, VA

Summer Associate – Patent Prosecution Group (Mechanical/Electrical) Summer 2012

Representative technologies: semiconductors, hybrid engines, gas turbine engines, video games

Selected to independently manage patent prosecution docket after rigorous training program

Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur, LLP Cleveland, OH

Law Clerk: Litigation Group Summer 2011

Wrote memoranda and motions for litigation matters involving workers’ compensation claims, business foreclosure disputes, and property foreclosure disputes

Assisted lead counsel in drafting contracts for employment, use of trade secrets, buyouts, and settlements

Code, LLC New York, NY

Senior Project Manager 2005-2008

Analyzed and amended complex electrical and structural drawings in accordance with NYC Building Code
Argued complex structural and electrical amendments at the Department of Buildings
Managed a team of five working collectively on over 300 projects. Created and enforced office policy, developed new workflow protocol

Admitted to the Virginia Bar, registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

The George Washington University Law School Washington, DC

Juris Doctor May 2013

Intellectual Property Law concentration

Scholarly Writing: International Copyright Enforcement and General Principles of Law

College of William and Mary                                                                                                           Williamsburg, VA

Bachelor of Science, Biology December 2009

University Research Projects

– Shoot meristem development, organ polarity signals, and gene expression in Selaginella moellendorffii

– Catchment hydrology in tributary streams of Lake Matoaka

Internship at Unilever, Department of Research and Development – Skin Research Operations

Internship at Boston Scientific Corporation – Medical Device Research

Enjoys distance running (2-time Boston qualifier); 9th place male at the 2007 Marathon of the Palm Beaches. Also enjoys designing custom computer builds, baking, wine-tasting, and soccer.