Michael M. Gnibus
is a partner in
Armstrong Teasdale’s Intellectual Property practice group,
Michael Gnibus has substantial experience preparing and
prosecuting patents for a variety of industries and global
markets., and developing strategies for protecting
Before going to law school, Mike worked as a project
engineer for Ingersoll-Rand Company, and as a CAD/CAM
Consultant for McDonnell Douglas.
In attorney and leadership roles at General
Electric, Ingersoll Rand, and LORD Corporation
Mike worked as a partner to the company technical
development teams and helped the teams develop IP protection
strategies consistent with the developed technology
and that maximized the commercial impact potential of
their IP assets.
He worked with management teams, engineering, marketing and
others to review inventions and implement strategies to
As part of the IP team, Mike translated client requests and
assignments into a streamlined project plan. By monitoring
project milestones and key performance indicators he was
able to provide sound legal advice for scoping and
maintaining each company’s IP to ultimately realize the
strategic goals of its products.