Michael’s practice focuses on complex litigation, licensing and business transactions relating to intellectual property rights.
Over his more than three decades of practicing law, Michael has represented and acted as an advisor to numerous multinational technology companies in industries ranging from medical devices to wind power systems. In transactional matters, Michael acts as both legal counsel and as a strategic advisor to his clients, and he has negotiated numerous agreements relating to the acquisition, licensing and monetization of intellectual property. He has appeared as trial counsel in more than 100 patent infringement, trade secret, licensing and patent-antitrust lawsuits in the United States federal district courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, representing, among other clients, Aladdin Knowledge Systems, Ltd.; Boston Scientific Corporation; Daimler AG; Hewlett Packard; Intel Corp.; Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC; Siemens AG; and the Robert Bosch Group and Volkswagen Group companies.
Michael is the author of many articles on the subject of intellectual property licensing and litigation and the development and implementation of IP strategies, and the treatise Drafting Technology Patent License Agreements published by Wolters Kluwer. He is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and the Licensing Executives Society, among others.