Michael Pohl

Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Austin
United States
T:+1 512 536 3113
Austin
United States
T:+1 512 536 3113
Michael Pohl

Michael Pohl

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Biography

Michael's practice includes challenging and defending the validity of patents in various jurisdictions, with a focus on post-grant proceedings before the US Patent & Trademark Office such as inter partes reviews and ex parte reexaminations, where he has achieved successes for both challengers and patent owners.

Michael also prepares and prosecutes patent applications in a number of jurisdictions.  The applications he has prepared and prosecuted cover a wide range of technologies, including deep sea drilling equipment, composite structures, personal hygiene products, pulp and paper, and medical devices.  He has prior experience working at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, which gives him a unique perspective in these patent-prosecution-related matters.

Michael also has experience in transactional matters, including drafting licensing agreements and performing freedom-to-operate analyses.


Professional experience

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JD, summa cum laude, Duke University School of Law, 2017
BS, Aerospace Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013

In law school, Michael was active in the Duke Law Journal. He is a member of the Order of the Coif.

  • Texas State Bar
  • US Patent & Trademark Attorney