Michael A. Mann: Lawyer with Nexsen Pruet, LLC

Michael A. Mann

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Columbia,  SC  U.S.A.
Phone803.253.8282

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Practice Areas

  • Privacy
  • Employees and Technology
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Start-ups
  • Litigation
  • International Law and Services
  • E-Commerce
  • Data & Intellectual Assets
  • Energy
  • Alternative Energy
 
University Pennsylvania State University, B.S., 1969; Pennsylvania State University, M.S., 1974; Additional courses in various technologies including computer engineering and nanotechnology, and in alternative dispute resolution techniques
 
Law SchoolDuquesne University, J.D., 1979
 
Admitted1979, Pennsylvania (inactive); 1980, South Carolina; U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
 
Memberships 

Civic & Professional MembershipsSouth Carolina Technical College System, State Board Member
•South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Math, Foundation Board Member
•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
•Named Legal Elite of the Midlands for Intellectual Property, 2012
•South Carolina Bar

 
Biography

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.

Recognitions

• Legal Elite of the Midlands - Intellectual Property, 2013
•Listed in Managing Intellectual Property magazine's IP Stars

Speaking & Writing

Related News

14 Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Named to Legal Elite of the Midlands
October 16, 2013

Related Events

2014 In-House Counsel Ethics Seminar
October 31, 2014

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September 1, 2013

Overview

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 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. To view these presentations

Outside Nexsen Pruet

Outside the office, Mike spends time with his family and is also an avid reader and fitness buff.

 
Reported CasesNotable: Mike has personally registered over 800 trademarks and 600 US Patents, and supervised other attorneys in many more. He also recently defended a patent he wrote in an intra partes reexamination with all claims confirmed.
 
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Office Information

Michael A. Mann

1230 Main Street, Suite 700
ColumbiaSC 29201




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