Michael Neustel

U.S. Patent Attorney

Michael Neustel is a U.S. Patent Attorney who focuses his patent law practice on patent searches, patent application preparation and prosecution and patent infringement due diligence. Michael also counsels inventors and small-businesses on how best to protect their inventions and trademarks.


North Dakota State University, B.S. Electrical & Electronics Engineering (1994)
University of South Dakota, J.D. (1997)

Bar Admissions

North Dakota State Bar
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Past Speaking Engagements

North Dakota State Bar Association
2014 SBDC Knowledge Exchange Program (KEP) Conference
Cass County Bar Association
Minnesota Inventors Congress (MIC)
Wisconsin Innovation Service Center (WISC) Ideas to Profits Conference
National Inventor Summit
Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Inventors Association of Manhattan
Certified Patent Valuation Analyst (CPVA)
Twin Ports Inventors & Entrepreneurs
Northern Plains Inventors Congress (Founder)
Marketplace of Ideas
Marketplace for Kids
Enterprise Minnesota
The Power of Angel Investing (Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation)
Center for Innovation
North Dakota State University (NDSU)
University of North Dakota (UND)
University of Mary


National Inventor Fraud Center, Inc.
Northern Plains Inventors Congress

Boards/Committees Served Upon

Member of Industrial Advisory Board for the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at North Dakota State University (NDSU)
Participant in U.S. Senator Conrad’s Summit on Entrepreneurship
Advisory Leadership Team, Marketplace for Kids

Published Articles

IEEE – USA Today’s Engineer Online
Inventors Digest

Interviews and/or Used as a Source

Wall Street Journal
The New York Times
Forbes ASAP
Inventors’ Digest
Sarasota Herald-Tribune (Quoting Neustel.com Website in 8/13/12 Article).