Michael Meehan


Strategic Patent Prosecution and Portfolio Growth
Patent and Technology Acquisitions and Licensing
Open Source
Intellectual Property Due Diligence

Dr. Meehan concentrates his practice on strategic patent portfolio growth, the acquisitions and licensing of patents and technology, open source, and intellectual property due diligence. Prior to joining Hickman Palermo Becker Bingham LLP, Dr. Meehan worked in house for top technology companies. Before becoming an attorney, he worked his way up from junior programmer to CTO at various software startups, as well as working as a researcher at the Stanford Department of Surgery, UNC Computer Science Department, and other institutions. Dr. Meehan has extensive patent-related and engineering-related professional experience in the fields of graphics and virtual reality, medical devices, cryptography, machine learning, e-business, and numerous other areas. Dr. Meehan serves on advisory boards of numerous technology and medical device companies. Dr. Meehan served as a clerk for the Honorable Judge Bryson on the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and received his Ph.D. in computer science under Dr. Frederik P. Brooks, Jr.








Professional Background


2017-Present Hickman Palermo Becker Bingham LLP
2011-2017 In house at numerous silicon valley startups
1994-2004 Software engineering & tech leadership
1994-2004 Computer science and medical device researcher


Educational Background


2007, J.D. Stanford University
2001, P.h.D. & M.S. Computer Science
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
1994, B.S. Computer Engineering
Purude University