Jonathan T. McMichael

Associate, Litigation  

Seattle 206.389.4583


Jonathan (Jon) McMichael focuses his practice on litigation and patent litigation matters for life sciences and technology-based clients. He also has experience drafting and submitting patent applications to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Prior to joining Fenwick & West, Jon served as a Law Clerk for Chief Judge Leonard Davis for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

While in law school, Jon was Article​s Editor for Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science and Technology. He also served as a legal extern for the Honorable Jon W. Thompson of the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division I and to the Life Sciences Division of Arizona State University’s technology transfer office.


  • Co-author, Intellectual Property Bulletin - Summer 2017, Fenwick & West LLP
  • Producing Valuable Patents: The USPTO’s Missed Opportunity in Biotechnology, 54 Jurimetrics Journal 179-200 (2014).
  • Co-author, Structural and Functional Consequences of Cardiac Troponin C L57Q and 161Q Ca2+-Desensitizing Variants, 535 Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 68-75 (2013).
  • Co-author, Calcium Binding Kinetics of Troponin C Strongly Modulate Cooperative Activation and Tension Kinetics in Cardiac Muscle, 50 Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology 165-174 (2011).