Michael F. Carr represents clients in patent, copyright, trade dress, and trade secret misappropriation actions. With a focus on patent litigation, he also partners with clients in antitrust and complex commercial cases. When it comes to preventative practice, Michael counsels clients on prelitigation strategy and intellectual property (IP) licensing issues. He has worked with clients in the smartphone, optoelectronic transceiver, video-on-demand (VOD) technology, video game hardware, satellite communications, semiconductor manufacturing, and image sensor technology industries.
Michael has helped secure favorable results for defendants in several patent infringement cases, in one case obtaining an order enforcing a settlement agreement reached after extensive litigation in US federal and state courts and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He also helped secure a $250 million recovery in a patent infringement action involving VOD technology.
Michael previously served as a law clerk for Judge J.P. Stadtmueller of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
Represented ActiveVideo Networks in a patent infringement case involving video-on-demand technology with a total recovery for ActiveVideo, including post-trial rulings, in excess of $250 million.
Represented a supplier of optical communication components in multiple patent infringement cases involving optoelectronic transceivers.
Represented a multinational developer of digital imaging solutions in a patent infringement case involving image sensor technology.
Santa Clara University, 1996, B.A.
University of Wisconsin Law School, 2005, J.D., Cum Laude
U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Central Districts of California
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Clerkship to Judge Joseph Stadtmueller of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin (2006 - 2008)