John W. Mickelson
Patent Agent

John W. Mickelson - Patent Agent

For over nine years, John has served as a Patent Agent at VHPM. John helps our clients achieve their patenting goals by preparing and prosecuting United States and international patent applications for pharmaceutical, chemical and polymer inventions. He manages global patent application portfolios for small, medium and large corporations and academic institutions including licensed and jointly owned portfolios. John conducts due diligence, including analysis of intellectual property for possible acquisition and the preparation of freedom to operate and patentability opinions. Prior to VHPM, John worked in drug discovery at Pfizer, Pharmacia and 3M. John spends most of his time outside of work with his wife and three daughters. He also travels the world and stays active by running and playing tennis.

John’s favorite family vacation: Hiking in Peru and Scotland

The Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, MI, Postdoctoral Research Fellow (1992-1994)

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Ph.D., Organic Chemistry (1991)

University of Minnesota, Duluth, B.S., magna cum laude in Chemistry (1985)

Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

American Intellectual Property Law Association

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