Michael Powell handles patent litigations in a variety of technology areas, including wireless telecommunications, medical devices, cloud computing, and computer hardware and software. In addition to representing clients in patent infringement suits filed in U.S. district courts-notably, the Eastern District of Texas, the Northern District of California, and the District of Delaware-Michael counsels clients with respect to IP licensing and transactions, offensive and defensive patent analyses, standards essential patents, and invalidity and noninfringement opinions.
Prior to law school, Michael attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he majored in molecular and cell biology, with an emphasis in neurobiology.
Michael earned his J.D., cum laude, from New York University School of Law. During law school, he interned for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and also served as notes editor for the NYU Environmental Law Journal. He is admitted to practice in New York, as well as before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. He is also a member of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association.
•C. R. Bard, Inc. v. AngioDynamics, Inc., (D. Del. 2015): Defending AngioDynamics against allegations of patent infringement related to vascular access port medical devices.
•Dynamic Hosting Co. LLC v. Brother Int'l Corp., (E.D. Tex. 2014): Representing Brother in a patent infringement action concerning cloud printing technology.
•Adaptix Inc. v. AT&T Mobility LLC, (N.D. Cal. 2012): Successfully defended AT&T Mobility against allegations of patent infringement related to 4G/LTE wireless networks. District court granted summary judgment of non-infringement of all seven asserted patent claims from the two patents-in-suit on January 20, 2015, and, further, invalidated four of those seven patent claims in a separate opinion on January 23, 2015.
•ParkerVision, Inc. v. Qualcomm, Inc., (N.D. Fla. 2011): Represented Qualcomm in multi-patent infringement case related to RF receivers and baseband processing.
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U.S. Federal Courts
• Supreme Court Rules that a Naturally Occurring DNA Segment Is Not Patent Eligible, But cDNA May Be Patent Eligible Jul 09, 2013