Miles & Stockbridge is a leading law firm with offices throughout the mid-Atlantic region, including Baltimore, Easton, Frederick, Rockville and Towson in Maryland, as well as Tysons Corner, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Our more than 230 lawyers help global, national, local and emerging business clients preserve and create value by helping them solve their most challenging problems.
As a firm, our premier focus areas include corporate, government contracts, intellectual property, products liability and real estate law. A more robust assemblage of our service areas can be found on our website at milesstockbridge.com.
Founded in 1932 by Baltimore lawyers Clarence Miles and Seymour O’Brien—who later merged with a firm founded by Enos Stockbridge, creating the modern-day Miles & Stockbridge—the firm has played a significant role in shaping businesses and communities along the East Coast.
Miles & Stockbridge is proud of the distinguished lawyers in our past who built the foundation for the success we enjoy today. We carry forward their timeless core values of excellence, integrity, respect, compassion, diversity and teamwork.
Michael A. Messina is a patent attorney and a principal in the law firm of Miles & Stockbridge P.C., resident in the firm’s Tysons Corner, Virginia office.
His practice includes counseling clients and prosecuting patent applications in diverse mechanical and electrical fields, such as automotive diagnostics and service, advanced medical devices, semiconductor device manufacturing, computer hardware and software, and telecommunications. He also has substantial experience conducting enforcement procedures including infringement litigation and post-grant review proceedings such as AIA procedures, CAFC appeals, preparing reexamination requests, and defending patents undergoing reexamination. Michael also represents practitioners in disciplinary matters before the USPTO Office of Enrollment and Discipline.
Before becoming a patent attorney, Michael worked as a development engineer at AT&T Technologies in the integrated circuit manufacturing operation. He received his J.D. from The Cornell Law School and his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree, magna cum laude, from Pratt Institute.