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Michelle J. Ziperstein, Ph.D.

Michelle Ziperstein’s practice focuses on obtaining intellectual property protection and providing counsel to clients in the chemical and life sciences fields.  She assists clients with worldwide patent prosecution, portfolio development and management, patentability and infringement analysis, due diligence, and related counseling. 

Michelle currently represents clients in a wide range of subjects including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, sequencing applications, and novel materials.

Michelle earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Columbia University.  During that time, her research focused on breast cancer morphology and tumor cell invasion of physically challenging environments.

Michelle was a Summer Associate for Knobbe Martens in 2019 and joined the firm as an Associate in 2021.

University of California – Berkeley – School of Law (CAL), J.D.
Columbia University, Ph.D., Chemistry
University of Florida, B.S., Chemistry
State Bar of California
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Aesthetic & Cosmetic Biotechnology

Plant Patents


Chemical, Industrial & Materials


Building Products & Materials

Cosmetics & Personal Care Products

Food Chemistry


Oil & Gas

Organic Chemistry

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Physical Chemistry


Consumer Products & Services

Aesthetics & Personal Care Products

Food & Beverage

Medical Devices & Procedures

Drug Eluting & Drug Delivery Devices

Ophthalmology & Eye Care


Biosimilars & Hatch-Waxman Litigation

Diagnostic Tools

Research Tools & Reagents



Transportation & Vehicles

Fuels & Additives

Due Diligence
Global Portfolio Management
Infringement Risk 
Inter Partes Review (IPR)
IP Strategy
IP Transactions and Agreements
Opinions Counseling
Patent Strategy & Prosecution
PostGrant Review (PGR)
PTAB Overview
Tech Transactions
U.S. Patent Prosecution

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