P. Michael Walker is vice president, assistant general counsel and chief intellectual property counsel in DuPont Legal. He began his legal career in a private law firm in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1986 and joined DuPont in October 1990.
Since joining DuPont, Mr. Walker has served as patent counsel to several DuPont businesses. From 1997 to 2000 he worked at the DuPont European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, where he was the intellectual property leader for Europe.
He returned to the United States in September 2000 and in April 2001 was named associate general counsel – Intellectual Property. He was named chief intellectual property counsel in January 2003. He was named to his current position in July 2008.
As chief intellectual property counsel, Mr. Walker has responsibility for legal policy matters related to DuPont patents, trademarks and other intellectual property. He also has responsibility for the DuPont Legal Patent and Trademark Groups, as well as the attorneys supporting the Agriculture & Nutrition business.
Born in Darby, Pa., Mr. Walker received a bachelor of science degree in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University and his J.D. degree from Notre Dame Law School. He is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Mr. Walker serves on the board of directors of the Intellectual Property Owners organization, the Intellectual Property Owners’ Education Foundation, and is a member of the executive committee of the Association of Corporate Patent Counsel.
Mr. Walker also is active in community affairs and is a member of the board of the Alzheimer’s Association – Delaware Valley Chapter.