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
•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 to business executives, law students, MBA students, and high school students. His primary topic is intellectual property generally but he also speaks about international intellectual property law, and the America Invents Act. He has moderated panel discussions at the IP Innovation and Business Summit on topics such as globalization of IP law and best practices in managing IP.
Outside Nexsen Pruet
Outside the office, Mike spends time with his wife and extended family. He likes to travel to distant lands but also enjoys the family beach vacation. He is also an avid reader and fitness buff. He has been known to make wickedly good ice cream, cinnamon rolls, and pad Thai. The family pets follow him around the house.