As a patent agent in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group, Michael VanEngelen brings nearly a decade of laboratory and research experience to his work. With a background in analytical chemistry and molecular microbiology, and the ability to perform advanced statistical analysis, Michael works collaboratively with attorneys across the Intellectual Property practice and provides a comprehensive yet focused approach to help clients achieve their objectives. Michael works on patentability searches, US and foreign prosecution, application drafting, and republication checking in various areas.


  • Montana State University  (Ph.D., 2009)
    • Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Washington State University  (M.S., 2005)
    • Chemical Engineering
  • Whitworth College  (B.A.)
    • Chemistry; Physics
    • Philosophy minor

Charitable and Civic Involvement

  • St. Louis Rowing Club (Member)


Prior to joining Armstrong Teasdale, Michael taught chemistry at Gonzaga University and directed the establishment of a regulatory testing lab built in response to the legalization of recreational cannabis use in Washington state.