Strategic patent counsel supported with experience in industry and academia
Based in Smart & Biggar’s Vancouver office, Michal’s practice focuses on patent prosecution and providing clients with strategic advice on issues related to aviation, software, computers, manufacturing, construction, robotics, electrochemistry and metallurgy.
His interdisciplinary technical background serves as a backbone to his understanding of a broad range of scientific and technological areas. With degrees in materials engineering and medical science, and up-to-date knowledge of new technologies and scientific discoveries, he is able to work with and advise on even the most complex and cutting-edge sciences – particularly those that are heavily dependent on an understanding of solution thermodynamics (e.g., cryobiology, oil and gas, polymer science).
Recognized for academic achievement and technical expertise
In 2009, after finishing his engineering degree, Michal worked as a materials engineer in the Advanced Materials Business Unit of the Alberta Research Council in Edmonton. In 2015, he was chosen to represent Canada at the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, which brought together Nobel Prize winners and young scientists from around the world. He has published several papers and has presented his research to academic societies and industry groups.
Michal recently completed his J.D. from the University of Alberta. He holds a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering and Medical Science.
- Industry Involvement
- In the Media
- “Development of Non-Ideal Thermodynamic Models of Cryobiological Solutions and the Intracellular Space” (with L.E. McGann, J.A. Nychka, and J.A.W. Elliott), Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering 2015 Conference and Exhibition, Calgary, AB, Canada, October 4-7, 2015
- “The Role of Intracellular Thermodynamic Non-Ideality in the Modeling of Cellular Osmotic Behaviour” (with L.E. McGann, J.A. Nychka, and J.A.W. Elliott), 50th Annual Meeting of the Society for Cryobiology – CRYO-2013, Washington, DC, USA, July 28-31, 2013
- “The validity of using a grouped intracellular solute when calculating chemical potentials with the multi-solute osmotic virial solution theory” (with L.E. McGann, J.A. Nychka, and J.A.W. Elliott), 48th Annual Meeting of the Society for Cryobiology – CRYO-2011, Corvalis, OR, USA, July 24-27, 2011
MembershipsMember, Canadian Bar Association
- "Measurement of grouped intracellular solute osmotic virial coefficients" (co-authors: L.E. McGann, J.A. Nychka and J.A.W. Elliott), Cryobiology (2020), 97:198-216.
- “A Non-Ideal Solute Chemical Potential Equation and the Validity of the Grouped Solute Approach for Intracellular Solution Thermodynamics” (co-authors: L.E. McGann, J.A. Nychka and J.A.W. Elliott), J Physical Chemistry B (2017), 121: 10443-10456
- “Comment on “Determination of the quaternary phase diagram of the water– ethylene glycol–sucrose–NaCl system and a comparison between two theoretical methods for synthetic phase diagrams” Cryobiology 61 (2010) 52–57” (co-authors: L.E. McGann, J.A. Nychka and J.A.W. Elliott), Cryobiology (2015), 70: 287-292
- “Comparison of non-ideal solution theories for multi-solute solutions in cryobiology and tabulation of required coefficients” (co-authors: L.E. McGann, J.A. Nychka and J.A.W. Elliott), Cryobiology (2014), 69: 305-317