Michael J. Lyons


Patent litigator Michael Lyons leads the Silicon Valley litigation practice and brings more than 25 years of experience to his intellectual property (IP) rights practice. In 2018, he obtained a $268 million verdict in California on behalf of the Alfred E. Mann Foundation in a patent infringement action against Cochlear. This judgement reinstated a $134 million jury verdict from 2014 and then doubled the damages for willful infringement, ranking it among the largest patent damages awards in 2018. Michael’s patent, copyright, trade secret, and other technology-focused litigation involves tools that range from video streaming and consumer electronics’ circuit architecture to medical devices.


6/25/2019 - Morgan Lewis Earns Global Recognitions in IAM Patent 1000

4/18/2019 - Daily Journal Names Two Morgan Lewis Partners as Top IP Lawyers in California

4/2/2019 - Morgan Lewis Earns Top Rankings in Patexia Patent Prosecution Analysis

11/9/2018 - Morgan Lewis Secures $268 Million Award in Hearing Implant Patent Infringement Victory

6/13/2018 - IAM 2018 Patent 1000 Guide Recognizes Morgan Lewis Partners, Practices

March 2018 - Morgan Lewis Among Juristat Top 100 Patent Firms in 2018

April 2017 - Morgan Lewis Recognized as a Top Patent Firm by Juristat

March 2016 - Morgan Lewis Ranked as one of Juristat's Top 100 Patent Firms

2/18/2015 - Daily Journal, Law360 Recognize Alfred E. Mann Foundation Verdict as One of 2014’s Largest

7/14/2014 - Top California Verdicts Of 2014 — And the Firms that Won Them, Law360

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