Michael Burleigh is a patent attorney in Leydig’s Boulder office whose practice focuses primarily on patent prosecution, due diligence and trademark matters. His diverse range of patent prosecution experience encompasses materials science, chemistry, biotechnology, computer science, and mechanical engineering. His prior career as a process engineer in the pharmaceutical industry informs his legal approach and grounds him technically.
Mr. Burleigh has been practicing patent law since 2012, first as a patent agent and then as an attorney.
Prior to law school, Mr. Burleigh worked for over 4 years as a process engineer at two different pharmaceutical plants in Boulder, where he designed pharmaceutical processing equipment systems and scaled-up new drug processes in collaboration with chemists, engineers and piping system designers.