Mike Benoit

Senior Technical Advisor

Professional Profile

Mike Benoit is a registered patent agent with a technical background in aerospace engineering and biotechnology. Mike’s patent experience includes drafting and prosecuting patent applications, and assisting with invalidity and infringement analyses and inter-parties review (IPR) proceedings, mainly related to electro-mechanical devices, control systems, robotics, composite materials, and applied optics.

Mike previously worked as a product development engineer at LightDeck Diagnostics developing disposable fluidic devices for point-of-care diagnostics applications. Prior to that, he worked at Codexis developing biocatalysts for generating biofuels and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

As a postdoc at Stanford University, he developed high-throughput microfluidics devices, MRI contrast-agents, and studied bacterial antibiotic resistance mechanisms. As a graduate student at the University of Colorado, he helped design, build, test, and integrate three science payloads that flew onboard the International Space Station. As an intern at Ball Aerospace, he worked on laser communications technology.

  • Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
  • B.S., Microbiology, University of New Hampshire
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office