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Zachary H. Shear*

Patent Engineer

*Names that appear with an asterisk indicate a Michael Best professional not admitted to practice law.


Zachary assists Michael Best’s attorneys with patent preparation and prosecution for mechanical innovations. He has experience with a variety of technologies, including tools, automotive components, pumps and valves, and medical imaging.

While pursuing his degree, Zachary gained valuable experience as an EDGE Intern with Michael Best. He helped prepare patent applications and responses to U.S. Patent and Trademark Office actions, and assisted with patentability, invalidity, and clearance searches.

He also completed several internships that focused on product design and development, including roles with Coca-Cola’s Equipment Engineering Research and Development department, and Baxter Healthcare’s Surgical Tools and Dry Goods division. Zachary also worked as a design engineer for FUSMobile, a start-up medical-device company developing high-intensity focused ultrasound technology, and in a similar capacity at Tab and Slot, a metal fabrication company that specializes in custom fixturing and product development for the automotive, powersports, and medical industries




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