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 a major agricultural chemical and metal coatings company, followed by a multinational chemical corporation 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 and eventually as General Counsel and IP Counsel to one of their major subsidiaries.

Branching Out

I subsequently started my law firm with another IP attorney, a boutique Intellectual Property law firm. Clients ranged from large multinational corporations to independent inventors. During my tenure at the firm I was council to ASICS America Corporation, the North American subsidiary to ASICS Corporation (Japan) and then moved on to become their Vice President, General Counsel and IP Counsel to ASICS. 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.