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Michael A. Essien

Business, Non-profit, Franchising, Intellectual Property

www.essienlaw.com

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Michael A. Essien is a Principal and Counsel with the Essien Law Office, practicing intellectual property law with a focus on patents, trademarks, copyrights, and e-commerce. Mr. Essien’s background includes both corporate and law firm experience. He is a patent attorney and supports his clients’ needs for patents, trademarks, opinions, copyrights, strategic planning, e-commerce, technology transfer agreements and client counseling regarding corporate and intellectual property protection. He is an international intellectual property consultant supporting research institutions in Africa.

Mr. Essien supports businesses in entity formation and selection, agreements and licensing issues, including litigation management. He also supports several non-profit organizations as their legal counsel, assisting them on legal issues, including organization and IRS recognition.

Mr. Essien is admitted to practice in the State of Minnesota, before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and is a member of Ramsey County Bar Association, Hennepin County Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, American Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association and the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers. He frequently speaks on Intellectual Property Law and related issues and is an Adjunct Professor at Concordia and Strayer Universities.

Prior to entering the practice of law, Mr. Essien worked for several years as a quality, process and new product development engineer at 3M. He is a named inventor on two issued US patents. He has extensive experience in adhesives, film technology, process engineering and start-ups.

Mr. Essien received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. His J.D. is from William Mitchell College of Law where he was a member of the Law Review. Mr. Essien was the recipient of the William Mitchell Alumni Association Student Award of Merit for exceptional contributions to the College. He volunteers with several organizations, is a board member of VOOM Foundation and Books for Africa and President of Association of Nigerian Engineers in Minnesota (ANEM).
Position Organization Location Duration
Principal | IP AttorneyEssien Law Office, PLLCSaint Paul, MNPresent
School Degree Major Graduation
William Mitchell College of LawJ.D. Law School2002  
University of OklahomaBachelorsChemical Engineering1987
State / Court Date
Minnesota2002
  • Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers | Immediate Past President | 2018 - Present
    Minnesota State Bar Association | Diversity & Inclusion Council | 2017 - Present
    Books for Africa | Advisory Board - Law and Democracy Initiative | 2017 - Present
    NIDO Americas | Legal Adviser | 2014 - Present
    Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance | Legal Counsel | 2004 - Present
    American Bar Association | Member | 2002 - Present
    Minnesota State Bar Association | Member | 2002 - Present
    Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers | Member | 2002 - Present
    Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association | Member | 1998 - Present
    Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers | President | 2016 - 2018
    Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers | Vice President | 2015 - 2016
  • Alumni Award of Merit | William Mitchell College of Law | 2002
    License to Practice Before USPTO | US Patent and Trademark Office | 2002
    Staff member - Law Review | William Mitchell College of Law | 2001
  • DDBH, LLC, et .al. v. JODOCOAM, LLC et.al. | Not yet resolved. Seahawk Logistics, Inc. v. Sanya Imports, LLC | Not yet resolved. Last v. TLC Milimeter Wave Products | Settled. Sunrise Development, LLC v. United Solar Consultants, Inc | Settled. Crutchfield Dermatology, P.A. vs. Sensus Healthcare, LLC | Settled. Skyline Displays, Inc. d/b/a Skyline Exhibits v. Hangzhou Skyi Display Equipment Co., Ltd. | Domain Name transfer affirmed.

  • MIPLA New Matter | Implementation of the Madrid Protocol | 2003
    MN Lawyer | US Accedes to the Madrid Protocol | 2002
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(2002) Licensed as Attorney in Minnesota. Verified with Minnesota Judicial Branch.September 21, 2020

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Saint Paul, MN 55114
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