Michael J. D'Aurelio



Law School

Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D. 1996


University of Dayton, B.S.E.E. 1990, Eta Kappa Nu

practice areas



Mike is a member of Thomas | Horstemeyer's prosecution section. Mike has extensive experience providing intellectual property legal services for several Fortune 500 companies. In this respect, Mike has written hundreds of patents for many technologies including printing, imaging, electrical circuitry, power applications, optical/electrical systems, mechanical systems, flow control technologies, data communications technologies, solar cell technologies, RF technologies, and many more technologies. Mike has also prepared and prosecuted trademark registration applications before the US Patent and Trademark Office and rendered opinions related to patentability, non-infringement, patent invalidity, and other opinions. Mike has also provided a wide range of other IP services to clients including IP agreements such as licenses, confidentiality, IP sales agreements, and other agreements.

In addition, Mike formerly served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law for four years teaching Patent Prosecution I, covering the drafting of patent applications. In this capacity, Mike designed the entire course including creating all classroom textbook materials and the course curriculum. The curriculum included discussion and exercises regarding claims writing as well as discussion of case law most pertinent to the writing of patent applications. The course included weekly claims writing exercises directed to hypothetical inventions provided to students. The final exam required students to write an actual patent application, including drawings, based on an invention disclosure. Mike consistently received high performance evaluations from students each year he taught the course.


Mike is admitted to practice before the State bar of Georgia and Ohio, and is licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


Mike is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the Intellectual Property Owners Association.