Overview

Michael Ellenberger is a graduate of Northwestern-Pritzker School of Law, with a focus on patent and intellectual property law and a background in medicinal neurochemistry and molecular pharmacology. He has authored and been published in medical chemistry and molecular pharmacology journals, as well as the Northwestern Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property. He is qualified to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a Patent Attorney.

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Thought Leadership

Publications

"The Waiting is the Hardest Part: Does Longer Patent Pendency Mean More Valuable Patents?" 16 NW. J. TECH. & INTELL. PROP. 189 (2019).

Co-Author, “Novel Bivalent Ligands Based on the Sumanirole Pharmacophore Reveal Dopamine D2- Receptor D2-Biased Agonist,” Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (February 2017).

Co-Author, “Synthesis and Pharmacological Characterization of Novel trans- Cyclopropylmethyl-Linked Bivalent Ligands That Exhibit Selectivity and Allosteric Pharmacology at the Dopamine D3 Receptor (D3R),” Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (February 2017).

Co-Author, “Toward Understanding the Structural Basis of Partial Agonism at the Dopamine D3 Receptor,” Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (January 2017).

Co-Author, “Novel and High Affinity 2- [(Diphenylmethyl)sulfinyl]acetamide (Modafinil) Analogues as Atypical Dopamine Transporter Inhibitors,” Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (December 2016).

Co-Author, “Highly selective dopamine D3 (D3R) receptor antagonists and partial agonists based on eticlopride and the D3R crystal structure: new leads for opioid dependence treatment,” Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (August 2016).

Co-Author, “Evidence for Non-Canonical Neurotransmitter Activation: Norepinephrine as a Dopamine D2-like Receptor Agonist,” Molecular Pharmacology (April 2016).

Memberships & Affiliations

Richard Linn Inn of Court

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2019, Illinois
  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Courts

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Education

  • Northwestern Pritzker School of LawJ.D.cum laude2019

    Dean’s List

    Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property

  • Washington University in St. LouisB.A., Chemistry-Biochemistry2014

    Dean’s List

    Academic All-UAA