Mike T. Lines
Mr. Lines has experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications in a number of different technology areas, including heat exchanger design, heat exchanger components and control, refrigeration, heating and cooling system design and controls, ventilation and air quality control systems, commercial field support system, polymer manufacturing systems, design, and controls, application of polymers in automotive and commercial products, polymer composite manufacturing methods, 3D printing, metal alloy compositions and manufacturing methods, material systems, and sterilization systems. Mr. Lines also has significant experience conducting and preparing patentability, freedom to operate, and invalidity searches and analysis.
Upon receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Florida State University, Mr. Lines worked for a Fortune 50 company researching, designing, manufacturing, and testing fuel cell systems including proton exchange membrane, phosphoric acid electrolyte, and solid oxide electrolyte fuel cell technologies. During this time, he led a cross functional engineering team in the design and development of a first of its kind 400 kW capable natural gas fuel processing module designed to deliver high quality, hydrogen rich, reformate to an advanced phosphoric acid fuel cell. He has also led system modeling, testing, and on-site customer support activities in support of residential, commercial, and automotive fuel cell applications.
Following his fuel cell work, Mr. Lines worked as a patent agent at a top tier IP firm in Hartford, Connecticut (CT) preparing and prosecuting US and foreign patent applications before working as a senior patent agent in-house at Otis Elevator Company and Carrier Corporation. In-house Mr. Lines managed the invention review process for both Otis and Carrier, managed the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, and provided IP support to both businesses.
Mr. Lines has a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Connecticut, a law degree (J.D.) and Intellectual Property Law Certificate from the University of New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce School of Law. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and is a candidate for admission to the Connecticut Bar.
Mr. Lines is also an avid snowboarder, mountain biker, guitarist, and singer.
Mr. Lines is also an inventor having individually or jointly contributed to several patented inventions and several more pending patent applications.