Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP is pleased to announce that Mike Etienne has joined its Indianapolis office as a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) practice group.


As a registered patent attorney, Etienne focuses his practice on patent preparation and prosecution. With his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering and professional experience as a field engineer in the oil and gas industry, he brings a wealth of knowledge to Taft in biomedical, mechanical and aerospace technologies. Serving clients in these industries, he has extensive experience in preparing and prosecuting patents related to orthopedic prosthetics, instruments and other devices.


The addition of Etienne reaffirms Taft’s continued growth in its IP practice, with 65 IP attorneys across nine offices throughout the Midwest. Etienne marks the twelfth attorney to join Taft’s IP practice—an 18% increase in the practice group as a whole, since the beginning of 2018.


Prior to joining Taft, Etienne was an associate at a national business law firm in Indianapolis. As an associate, he helped clients in matters involving U.S. patent law and international Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications and foreign patent applications. Etienne earned his Juris Doctor degree from Indiana University Maurer School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University.


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