Michelle Walters Klancnik


klancnik@youngbasile.com / vCard

3001 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 624
Troy, MI 48084

P: 248-649-3333
F: 248-649-3338

Practice Areas


  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2002
  • Cornell University, B.S. and M.Eng. in Chemical Engineering, 1999


  • Virginia Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Federal Circuit Bar
  • Supreme Court Bar
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Ms. Klancnik focuses her practice on patent preparation and prosecution for domestic and international clients with a focus on chemicals, materials and life sciences.

Prior to joining Young Basile, Ms. Klancnik served as the acting assistant general counsel and attorney-advisor in the Office of the General Counsel of the United States International Trade Commission. Ms. Klancnik also practiced as an associate at Foley & Lardner and was a clerk for the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Industry Experience

While pursuing her degrees in chemical engineering, Ms. Klancnik worked in the Bounty Papermaking division of Proctor & Gamble and in the Formulation Science Division of Exxon Chemical.


  • M. Walters, De Minimis Use and Experimental Use Exceptions to Patent Infringement: A Comment on the Embrex Concurrence, 29 AIPLAQJ 509 (2001).