Michael Krawzsenek

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

United States
T:+1 512 536 3020
United States
T:+1 512 536 3020
Michael Krawzsenek

Michael Krawzsenek


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Michael Krawzsenek's technical experience includes the areas of biochemistry, polymer chemistry, and organic chemistry. His intellectual property practice includes: (1) preparing opinions (e.g., freedom-to-operate, patent landscape, invalidity and non-infringement opinions); (2) prosecuting patent applications relating to cosmetic and pharmaceutical grade topical skin formulations, chemical compounds used in the pharmaceutical, plastic, and petroleum industries, and carbon nanotube technology; (3) patent licensing; and (4) performing due diligence for clients looking to acquire or sell intellectual property.

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JD, Wake Forest University, 2001
BS, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, University of California, San Diego, 1997

Michael was admitted to practice law in Texas in 2001 and registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2002.

  • Texas State Bar
  • US Patent & Trademark Attorney

Representative examples of Michael's experience include:

  • Preparing invalidity, non-infringement and freedom-to-operate opinions
  • Preparing patent applications, responses to office actions, appeal briefs, examiner interviews and a variety of other related prosecution matters
  • Formulating strategies for the prosecution of foreign patent applications in Eastern and Western Europe, Asia and Latin America
  • Managing a team of attorneys for due diligence projects for clients looking to acquire or sell intellectual property
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2015 - 2021
  • IAM Patent 1000, Prosecution, Law Business Research, Ltd., 2020
  • "Intellectual Property and the Eleventh Amendment," Newsletter for the Association of University Technology Managers, Winter 2005
  • "Making Sense of Therasense: Past, Present and Future Inequitable Conduct," Fulbright Web Seminar, July 12, 2011
  • "Intellectual Property From an Attorney's Perspective and a Paralegal's Perspective," Texas Association of Legal Professionals Conference, Austin, Texas, February 19, 2011
  • "Patent Strategy Considerations for Medical Diagnostic and Treatment Claims," Fulbright Web Seminar, July 14, 2009
  • "How to Protect In Vitro Diagnostic Inventions in Light of In re Bilski," 2009 Spring Meeting, Licensing Executives Society, Montreal, Canada, May 2009
  • "Sourcing and Manufacturing in Hong Kong and China: Protecting Your IP," Hong Kong, A Fulcrum for Business Success, Austin, Texas, 2007
  • "Intellectual Property Rights in China," Free Trade Alliance, San Antonio, Texas, March 20, 2006
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
  • Austin Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (FICPI)
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Travis County Bar Association
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Pro bono services to Catholic legal aid organization