Mike Mann admits to having a checkered past: he was an army officer, a design engineer, a corporate general counsel, and an entrepreneur who started and ran a law firm for twelve years before merging that firm into Nexsen Pruet. All of these experiences come together for him as its senior intellectual property attorney.
Mike is comfortable with a wide range of technology and has a service-oriented, corporate counsel perspective when advising clients. He answers his own phone and returns calls and email, often outside of the normal work day.
He is also intent upon increasing the intellectual property of Nexsen Pruet and others by frequently speaking on intellectual property topics and developing new ways of looking at intellectual property issues.
• Legal Elite of the Midlands - Intellectual Property, 2012-2015
•Listed in Managing Intellectual Property magazine's IP Stars
Speaking & Writing
•14 Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Named to Legal Elite of the Midlands
October 16, 2013
•2015 Legal Elite of the Midlands
October 14, 2015
• PDS partners with MIT consortium to bring new products to market
March 1, 2016
•2014 In-House Counsel Ethics Seminar
October 31, 2014
•The America Invents Act: The Big Lesson Learned in the First Year
January 15, 2013
•The U.S. Patent and Trademark Branch Office Near You
January 15, 2013
•Privacy Law - Why Compliance is Crucial to Your Business
September 1, 2013
Mike is a frequent guest speaker. This year he addressed the National IP Task Force Annual Meeting, the Professional MBA class at the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, and the entrepreneur class of the South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Math.
On April 30, 2015, Mike moderated a panel discussion on Global Intellectual Property Harmonization at the IP Summit at Wild Dunes Resort, which was sponsored by USC's Moore School of Business and Midlands Technical College.
On January 16, 2014, Mike lectured Dr. Dirk Brown's executive MBA class at the University of South Carolina's Moore School of Business. He discussed Intellectual Property and the America Invents Act and its Impact on Patent Law Harmonization.
Outside Nexsen Pruet
Outside the office, Mike spends time with his family and is also an avid reader and fitness buff.