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Zakary S. McLennan

Phone: (616) 988-4133
Fax: (616) 975-5505

Zak specializes in the procurement and protection of intellectual property rights. He is a registered Patent Attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is admitted to State and Federal Courts in Michigan. His previous experience as an engineer in the field of thermoelectric technology has led Zak to be named as an inventor on multiple patents, and has provided him with expertise in mechanical, electro-mechanical, and thermal engineering technology. During his legal studies, Zak served as Managing Editor on the Michigan State Law Review where he led a group of his peers, implemented and established a new system of feedback methodology for training, and has been published on the international implications of patent law in outer space.

Educational Profile

Michigan State University Law School

  • East Lansing, Michigan
  • J.D., 2020, Cum Laude

Michigan State University

  • East Lansing, Michigan
  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, 2013

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association


  • The Big Bang or a Black Hole? The Nexus Between Outer Space Patent Law and Commercial Investment in Outer Space, Published in both the Michigan State Law Review (2019 Mich. St. L. Rev. 833 (2019)) and the IPLS Proceedings (31.1 IPLS PROC. 18 (2020))