Michael applies his background in computer and software engineering to support his practice and advise on patent prosecution in the computer and electrical arts, including emerging technology areas such as machine learning and augmented reality. Michael utilizes an analytics based approach to patent prosecution and portfolio management to provide compact and efficient prosecution to clients. In addition, Michael assists clients with standards targeting as well as reviewing patent portfolios for standards applicability.
Michael helps clients build strategic patent portfolios around a wide array of industry standards, including long-term evolution (LTE), 802.11x, and Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA). His practice also involves matters relating to inter partes review, due diligence for licensing transactions and acquisitions, and preparation of invalidity, noninfringement, and freedom-to-operate opinions in the aforementioned technology areas.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Michael was a partner at another global law firm. Prior to attending law school, he worked as a software engineer developing interactive voice response systems, communication protocols, and corporate risk management client/server applications.
University of Illinois College of Law, 2006, J.D.
University of Notre Dame, 1999, B.S., Computer Science Engineering, Eta Kappa Nu
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
US Patent and Trademark Office
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Intellectual Property, Law360 (2019)
Member, Litigation Department of the Year–Intellectual Property, The American Lawyer (2019)
Next Generation Lawyer, Intellectual Property: Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings), The Legal 500 US (2017–2020)
Recommended, Intellectual property: Patents: licensing, The Legal 500 US (2019)