Michael Baniak

University of Dayton
Adjunct Professor of Law
NDIA BI - Introduction to IP in Government Contracting
Mike Baniak is a highly experienced Intellectual Property attorney. On the transactional side, Mr. Baniak has provided counsel on, and negotiated and written, hundreds of technology transfer agreements and arrangements of virtually all types. This includes invention and innovation ownership agreements, trade secret and proprietary information protection agreements, in employment, independent development and joint venture situations. He chairs, and teaches at, annual two-day seminars for the Licensing Executives Society (an international organization of technology transfer professionals) on “Best Practices in Technology Transfer,” and has done so since the early 90’s.

Mr. Baniak now continues that practice as the Chief IP Counsel Global for EOS, an international company engaged in the additive manufacture industry (oftentimes referred to in general as “3D printing). See http://www.eos.info/en. His experience in subject matter encompasses things and processes mechanical, electrical, software, business methods, medical devices and treatment, pharmaceutical delivery, optical, fluid dynamics, heat exchange, propulsion, combustion, computer gaming, adhesives, electrochemical, food packaging, service delivery, and more.

As a trial attorney, he has been involved in upwards of 300 intellectual property litigations over the course of his career, with more than half of those being patent litigations.

As a patent practitioner, he has written many hundreds of patent applications, and prosecuted even more, including appeals before the USPTO Trial Board. He continues to do “patent prep and pros” to this day.

Mr. Baniak has a broad-based background, and expertise that spans all facets of IP transactions, counseling, and litigation and appellate work, in patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret law. He is a true “hybrid,” working in every aspect of IP virtually daily.

Mr. Baniak has been an adjunct professor of patent and copyright law at Northwestern University School of Law (for over 26 years, and now with the University of Dayton School of Law. He is a frequent lecturer as well as program chair on IP topics for the Licensing Executives Society, and many other organizations, such as the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) and Management Forum (UK).