About Mike Zall

After graduating the City College of NY with a Chemical Engineering Degree, I worked as an R & D Engineer, specializing in air and water pollution. Feeling the “call of the law” and business, I obtained my JD Degree and MBA Degree. My engineering background funneled me into a career in Intellectual Property, i.e., patent law, trademarks, unfair competition and copyrights.

Professional Experience

I started my legal career as Patent and Trademark attorney with Amchem Products, a major agricultural chemical and metal coatings company. After Amchem was acquired by Union Carbide, I moved on to Stauffer Chemical Corp. as Patent and Trademark Counsel, working on a broad spectrum of chemical and chemical process technologies. Greener pastures called, and I moved on to AMF, Inc. as Senior Patent and Trademark Counsel, specializing not only in leisure products (bowling, tennis, ski), but in high tech filtration, chromatography and biotech(Cuno Division). After AMF was restructured, I continued with Cuno, Inc. as General Counsel and IP Counsel .

Branching Out

In 1988 I started my law firm, Weingram & Zall (1988-1996), a boutique Intellectual Property law firm. Clients ranged from large multinational corporations to independent inventors. During my tenure at the firm I counseled ASICS Tiger Corporation (now ASICS America Corporation) and then moved on to become their Vice President, General Counsel and IP Counsel (1996 to 2010). ASICS is a major global branded athletic footwear and apparel designer, manufacturer and distributor.

Focused Practice

After leaving ASICS (2010), I decided to again open my own “shop” not only for assisting large corporations with their IP issues, but focusing on the special IP needs of small businesses, entrepreneurs, and independent inventors.

Throughout my legal career I have counseled private clients. My goal has always been to provide each of them with affordable, quality legal services that add value to their business.