Michael A. Schade, J.D., CLP

Michael A. Schade, J.D., CLP

Senior Counsel and Licensing and Transactional Practice Group Leader


Michael A. Schade practices in all areas of intellectual property law including patent, trademark, copyright, technology, and e-commerce, and assists clients with intellectual property matters requiring litigation, licensing, technology counseling, and complex transactions.

Michael recently re-joined Dunlap Codding after serving for several years as the Senior Director of Intellectual Property and Staff Attorney at the University of Oklahoma.  In that role, he was responsible for the oversight and management of the University's patent portfolio in order to maximize the economic impact of such assets to increase revenue for the University and the State of Oklahoma.  He also provided substantive intellectual property input to the State of Oklahoma's federal legislators regarding the impact of federal patent legislation.

Michael is a Certified Licensing Professional.

Michael is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He particularly enjoys working with clients to complete the process of acquiring and/or commercializing intellectual property assets as well as portfolio management, licensing and transactional matters.

Michael’s scientific background has focused on all areas of biotechnology and life sciences (including molecular biology, cell biology, glycobiology, biochemistry, developmental biology, immunology, microbiology, virology, and genetics; pharmaceutical compositions; molecular diagnostics and techniques; medical devices and equipment) as well as chemistry including organic and polymeric chemistry (natural and synthetic compounds), surfactant based chemical technologies, and rheological/additive based chemistries. He has significant experience in providing strategic and tactical intellectual property counsel to individual clients, universities, large pharmaceutical and manufacturing companies, and start-up biotechnology companies. 

He is currently an Adjunct Professor and Lecturer of Law at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, teaching Applied Intellectual Property and Patent Drafting and Prosecution classes.  In Spring 2017, Michael will co-teach Entrepreneurial Law in the Michael F. Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma.

Prior Work Experience

  • University of Oklahoma, Senior Director of Intellectual Property and Staff Attorney
  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, Adjunct Professor and Lecturer of Law
  • Dunlap Codding P.C., Attorney
  • University of Oklahoma Office of Technology Development, Patent Intern
  • United States Attorney’s Office, Western District of Oklahoma, Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force, Student Intern
  • Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals, The Honorable Judge Arlene Johnson, Student Law Clerk
  • Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Associate Research Assistant
  • University of Oklahoma, Advanced Center for Genomic Technology, Senior Student Research Assistant/Trainer
Bar Admissions 
  • Oklahoma
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, J.D.
  • University of Oklahoma, B.S., Biochemistry, magna cum laude
  • University of Oklahoma, Office of Research Services of the Vice President of Research, Outstanding and Distinguished Service Award
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • University of Oklahoma Price College of Business, Dean’s Excellence Award for Community Outreach
Classes Taught 
  • Applied Intellectual Property, University of Oklahoma College of Law
  • Patent Drafting and Prosecution, University of Oklahoma College of Law
  • Entrepreneurial Law, Michael F. Price College of Business, University of Oklahoma 
  • "Nuts and Bolts of Contract Drafting," Primerus Young Lawyers, November 1, 2016
  • Copyright Law in Academia:  Impacts and Pitfalls," University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, September 15, 2015
  • How to Prepare for Life After the Patent Reform Act of 2011 and Other Recent Development in Patent Law” hosted by OKBio and i2E
  • IP in Academia” Lecture Series, University of Oklahoma, Office of Technology Development
Activities / Interests 
  • Fishing
  • Traveling
  • Chasing his eight year old daughter wherever she drags him