Utilizing his background in electrical and computer engineering, Michael advises clients in the areas of consumer electronics, industrial machines, food processing machinery, power distribution systems, data centers, wireless networks, semiconductors, video and audio technology, and automotive/vehicle systems, as well as many other technologies. He is a registered patent attorney before the US Patent Office and regularly argues before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board as lead counsel.
Michael has deep experience leading high-profile patent and technology disputes, including those involving competitors and strategically significant technologies. He has a proven record of success in scores of patent litigations and scores of Patent Office proceedings. He has also won six major patent rulings in the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. Michael also has experience with matters involving trade secret, non-disclosure agreement, contract, antitrust, privacy, and trademark issues, among others.
Michael is the pro bono coordinator for the Chicago office and is strongly committed to the firm’s nationally recognized pro bono practice. He won a verdict of not guilty as lead trial attorney for a client falsely accused of attempted murder in Chicago. He also has argued a direct criminal appeal before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and has represented clients in multiple federal civil rights and prisoner rights matters.