Michael F. Guzzano is a student associate in Sterne Kessler’s Biotechnology & Chemical Practice Group, where he assists with the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications. Michael also provides assistance with patentability, validity, infringement, and freedom-to-operate analyses. His technical areas of expertise include: organic chemistry, chemical synthesis, synthetic proteins, genetically modified bacteria, infectious diseases, genetic disorders, HPLC, and LC-MS/MS.

Michael received his B.S. from The College of William & Mary where he studied Chemistry and Biology. At the College, Michael worked in a biochemical laboratory that studied the incorporation of non-canonical amino acids into proteins, using proteins as therapeutic agents, optimizing protein expression in bacteria, and developing small molecule libraries via Glaser-Hay coupling. During his studies at the College, Michael also obtained a Minor in Finance from The Raymond A. Mason School of Business. Prior to joining Sterne Kessler Michael worked as a Medical Technologist where he gained significant exposure to HPLC and LC-MS/MS instruments as they are used to quantitate analyte levels in human serum for diagnostic purposes.

Michael is a student of The George Washington University Law School where he serves as a Senator on the Student Bar Association and as a Staff Editor for the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal. During the summer of 2022, Michael served as a Judicial Intern at the United States Court of Federal Claims.

  • J.D., Candidate (2024), The George Washington University Law School, Thurgood Marshall Scholar
  • B.S., Chemistry, College of William and Mary, magna cum laude

  • United States Patent & Trademark Office