Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
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.