Michael J. Incorvia
Senior Patent Agent
(303) 863-2966

1560 Broadway
Suite #1200
Denver, CO 80202

Dr. Incorvia is a patent agent with patent prosecution experience primarily in the areas of chemistry and physical science, including mechanical engineering.

His practice includes all aspects of patent prosecution in a variety of areas including organic and inorganic chemistry, polymers, biochemistry, textile science, nanotechnology, surface science, electrochemistry, colloids, pyro-and hydrometallurgy, medical and other mechanical devices, fuel cells, ultracapacitors.

Dr. Incorvia's clients include mining companies, sporting equipment and apparel manufacturers, for profit research facilities, metal refining companies, domestic and foreign universities, water processing companies, textile manufactures, food processing companies, and petroleum service companies.

Prior to joining Sheridan Ross, Dr. Incorvia was a Director of Research in the areas of petroleum exploration and production, surface science, and physical chemistry.

Patent Prosecution
Chemistry
Green Technology
Mechanical Engineering

University of California, Los Angeles (Ph.D., 1977)

University of California, Riverside (B.S. with honors, Phi Beta Kappa, 1972)

United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2006

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

American Oil Chemists’ Society

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Best paper award in area of Surfactants and Detergents, presented by American Oil Chemists’ Society.

New Jersey Council of County Vocation and Technical Schools award as an outstanding business partner for mentoring high school students.

Phi Beta Kappa

Speaker: "How to Read a Patent," American Chemical Society National Conference, Denver, Colorado, 2015. 

Co-chair of Controlled Release Society Consumer and Diversified Products seminar sessions. Organizing committee for Front End of Innovation Conferences cosponsored by the Institute for International Research and the Product Development and Management Association.

Chaired National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) Task Group T-11-2, an advocacy group within NACE on the technological advantages of corrosion inhibitive admixtures.

“Adsorption of Aroma Chemicals on Cotton Fabric in Different Aqueous Environments.” S. Kay Obendorf, H. Liu, K. Tan, M. J. Leonard, T. J. Young, and M. J. Incorvia, J. Surfactants and Detergents 2009 12, 43.

“Effects of Aroma Chemical Vapor Pressure and Fiber Morphology on Retention of Aroma Chemicals on Cotton and Poly(ethylene terephthalate) Fabrics.” S. K. Obendorf, H. Liu, M. J. Leonard, T. J. Young, and M. J. Incorvia; J. Applied Polymer Science 2006, 99, 1720.

“Adsorption of Aroma Chemicals on Cotton Fabric from Aqueous Systems.” H. Liu, S. K. Obendorf, M. J. Leonard, T. J. Young, M. J. Incorvia; J. Surfactants and Detergents 2005 8, 311.

“Distribution of Aroma Chemicals on Textile Fibers.” H. Liu, S. K. Obendorf, M. J. Leonard, T. J. Young and M. J. Incorvia; Perfumer & Flavorist March/April 2005.

“Microscopic Analysis of Aroma Chemical Distribution on Fibers. I. cis-3-Hexenyl Salicylate.” L. Haiqing, S. K. Obendorf, T. J. Young and M. J. Incorvia; J. Applied Polymer Science 2004, 91, 3557.

“Fragrance on Fibers.” S. K. Obendorf, L. Haiqing, M. J. Leonard, T. J. Young and M. J. Incorvia; Household & Personal Care Today Supplement to Chimica Oggi/Chemistry Today 2004 51.

“Improving Fragrance Performance Using Intensity Plots (iPlots™).” M. J. Incorvia, T. Young, C. Mussinan, N. Godinot; Perfumer & Flavorist 2002, 27, 38.

“Providing Clarity and a Common Language to the Fuzzy Front End of Innovation.” P. Koen, G. Ajamian, R. Burkart, A. Clamen, J. Davidson, R. D’Amore, C. Elkins, K. Hearld, M. Incorvia, A. Johnson, R. Karol, R. Seiber, A. Slavejkov, and K. Wagner; Research-Technology Management March-April, 46, 2001.

“Corrosion Inhibitive Admixtures for Concrete.” M. J. Incorvia; Reviews on Corrosion Inhibitor Science and Technology, Volume 2; eds. A. Raman and P. Labine; NACE, 1996.

“Spectroscopy of the Metal/Inhibitor Interface.” M. J. Incorvia; Reviews on Corrosion Inhibitor Science and Technology; eds. A. Raman and P. Labine; NACE, 1993.

“X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopic Studies of Metal/Inhibitor Systems: Structure and Bonding at the Iron/Amine Interface.” M. J. Incorvia and S. Contarini; J. Electrochem. Soc. 1989, 136, 2493.

“Internal Reflection Infrared Spectroscopy of the Metal/Inhibitor Interface.” M. J. Incorvia and W. C. Haltmar; Proc. Electrochem. Soc. 1986, 86-7, 41.

“Stereochemistry in Corrosion Inhibition.” M. J. Incorvia; 6th European Symposium on Corrosion Inhibitors; Ann. Univ. Ferrara, Sez.1985, 5: Suppl. n 8, 81.

“Ligand Substitution Processes in Tetranuclear Carbonyl Clusters. 3. Molecular Structures of Co4 (CO) 8 (m-CO)3[P(C6 H5)3] and Co4(CO)7(m- CO)3[P(OCH3)3]2.” D. J. Darensbourg and M. J.Incorvia; Inorg. Chem.1981, 20, 1911.

“Ligand Substitution Processes in Tetranuclear Metal Carbonyl Clusters. 2. Tris(m-carbonyl)-nonacarbonyltetracobalt Derivatives.” D. J. Darensbourg and M. J.

“Ligand Substitution Processes in Tetranuclear Metal Carbonyl Clusters. I. Co4(CO)9(m-CO)3Derivatives.” D. J. Darensbourg and M. J. Incorvia; J. Organomet. Chem. 1979, 171, 89.

“Solution Photochemistry of Anionic Metal Carbonyl Hydride Derivatives. Substitution and Dimer Disruption Process inm-H[M(CO)5]2- (M=Cr and W).” D. J. Darensbourg and M. J.Incorvia;Inorg. Chem.1979, 18, 18.

“Oxygen-Exchange and Ligand Substitution Reactions in Chromium Hexacarbonyl and m-Hydrobis(chromium pentacarbonyl) (-1), and the Water Gas Shift Reaction.” D. J. Darensbourg, M. Y. Darensbourg, R. R. Burch, Jr., J. A. Froelich and M. J. Incorvia; Adv. Chem. Ser. 1979, 173, 106.

“Comparative Photochemistry of Carbon Monoxide Labilization from Macrocyclic Iron(II) Complexes.” M. J. Incorvia and J. I. Zink; Inorg. Chem. 1978, 17, 2250.

“Photolabilization of Ligands Including Carbon Monoxide from Low-Spin d 6 Iron(II) Macrocyclic Complexes.” M. J. Incorvia and J. I. Zink; Inorg. Chem. 1977,16, 3161.

“Solvent Control of Selective Ligand Labilization in Transition Metal Photochemistry.” J. I. Zink and M. J. Incorvia; J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Comm. 1977, 730.

“Ligand Field Interpretation of the Quantum Yields of Photosolvation of d 6 Complexes.” M. J. Incorvia and J. I. Zink; Inorg. Chem. 1974, 13, 2489.

“Paramagnetic 1:1 Adduct of Triphenylphosphine and Bis(diethyl dithiophosphato)nickel (II).” N. Yoon, M. J. Incorvia and J. I. Zink; J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Comm. 1972, 499.

“Apparatus and Process for Effecting Controlled Distribution of Fragrance Accords.” T. J. Young, M. J. Incorvia, E. J. Apacible and A. van Walsum; U.S. Patent Application 20040024496.

“Process for the Production of a Flavor or Fragrance Formulation as well as an Electronic Data Processing Software Program.” T. J. Young and M. J. Incorvia; U.S. Patent 6,514,933.

“Anti-Static Composition and Process for Making Same.” M. J. Incorvia and S. A. Fischer; U.S. Patent 6,187,856.

“Anti-Static Lubricant Composition and Method of Making Same.” M. S. Wiggins, M. J. Incoriva and S. A. Fischer; U. S. Patent 6,123,990.

“Corrosion Inhibitors for Cement Compositions.” M. J. Incorvia; U.S. Patent 6,071,436.

“Corrosion Inhibitors for Cement Compositions.” M. J. Incorvia, R. W. Chobin and T. Hegge; U.S. Patent 5,891,364

“Anti-Static Composition and Process for Making Same.” M. J. Incorvia and S. A. Fischer; U.S. Patent 5,773,507.

“Corrosion Inhibition System Featuring the Reaction Product of a Polythioether Polyol and Fatty Acid.” M. J. Incorvia; U.S. Patent 5,573,725.

“Composition and Method for Treating Substrates to Reduce Electrostatic Charge and Resultant Article.” M. J. Incorvia and S. A. Fischer; U.S. Patent 5,534,192.

“Anti-Static Composition and Method of Making the Same.” M. J. Incorvia and S. A. Fischer; U. S. Patent 5,525,261.

“Composition and Method for Treating Substrates to Reduce Electrostatic Charge and Resultant Article.” M. J. Incorvia; U. S. Patent 5,508,099.

“Composition and Method for Treating Substrates to Reduce Electrostatic Charge and Resultant Article.” M. J. Incorvia; U.S. Patent 5,478,486.

“Polythioether Corrosion Inhibition System.” M. J. Incorvia; U.S. Patent 4,759,908.

“Thiol Ester Corrosion Inhibition System.” M. J. Incorvia; U.S. Patent 4,744,948.

“Reaction Product of Hydrogen Sulfide with the Reaction Product of a Dione and a Primary Polyamine.” M. J. Incorvia; U.S. Patent 4,663,124.