Senniger Powers LLP
100 N. Broadway, 17th Floor
St. Louis, Missouri 63102
Michael E. Godar has been actively engaged in the prosecution, licensing, and enforcement of U.S. and international patents for more than thirty years. He oversees the patent portfolio of various companies handling all aspects of their intellectual property needs, including asset licensing, patent prosecution, asset acquisition, clearance, and portfolio assessment and analysis. Mr. Godar has extensive experience in managing IP portfolios and helps a wide range of companies create strategies to develop more robust portfolios aligned with their business objectives.
Mr. Godar's particular emphasis is in the mechanical arts, including such technologies as combinatorial reactor systems, flow control systems, weighing machines, sports and recreational equipment, cutting and welding apparatus, packaging machines, and others. He is also extensively involved in the prosecution, enforcement, and licensing of trademarks.
Mr. Godar has conducted numerous client seminars on topics relating to the acquisition, licensing, and enforcement of intellectual property. He has spoken on various topics relating to intellectual property at functions sponsored by the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL), the Missouri Bar Association, Small Business Center at the University of Missouri-Rolla, National Innovation Workshop, and the American Intellectual Property Law Association.
Mr. Godar received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1972 from the University of Missouri-Rolla. In 1975 he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he contributed to the Missouri Law Review. He is a member of the Missouri Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Mr. Godar is also a member of BAMSL and a Past President of the Patent and Trademark Section.