Jeffery M. Michelsen

Of Counsel

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Jeff joined TraskBritt as a student associate and is now Of Counsel to the firm.  He brings industry experience to TraskBritt in the areas of electrical and mechanical engineering.  Prior to joining TraskBritt, Jeff worked as an electrical engineer, specializing in circuit design, computer architecture, computer graphics, image processing, cryptography, and software development.  He also worked as a mechanical engineer performing stress analysis and developing signal processing software.  Additionally, Jeff holds nine patents as an inventor in the areas of computer graphics, computer systems, and integrated circuit design.


Jeff enjoys working with inventors to evaluate and promote protection of their intellectual property rights.  His practice focuses on acquisition and management of intellectual property rights, which includes considerable experience in U.S. and international patent prosecution.

Areas of Special Expertise

  • Computer architecture and microprocessor design
  • Computer graphics and image processing
  • Integrated circuit design processes
  • Product clearance opinions
  • Security and encryption software
  • Semiconductor device design and fabrication
  • Technology evaluation and invention identification

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona Bar
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Utah Bar

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Utah
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Utah

Community and Professional Organizations

  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Prior Professional Experience

  • System Architect, Cirrus Logic Inc.
  • Design Engineer and Project Leader, Intel
  • Design Engineer and Program Manager, VLSI Technology
  • Design Engineer, Motorola Inc.
  • Mechanical Engineer, Boeing Co.