Michael's practice focuses on patent litigation in the areas of technology and communication networks. He has significant experience in transactional matters including patent drafting and prosecution, managing and analyzing patent portfolios, and license negotiation.
Michael has worked in all areas of patent litigation in matters regarding cellular and landline telephone systems, fiber optic systems, liquid crystal display technology, Internet and search engine technology, and on-demand video content. He also has particular experience in cases involving electrical systems, solid state devices, optical systems, semiconductor fabrication, computers, software, and communication networks.
Prior to joining the firm, Michael practiced with a national law firm and an international law firm. Additionally, he has designed call center systems for AT&T as a telephone systems consultant before he attended law school.
Federal District Courts
•Virnetx v. Mitel Networks Corp., et al (E.D. Tex. - 6:11cv18) - Defended our client, the US division of a Germany-based global manufacturing concern, in a patent infringement action relating to secure network communications. Filed in January 2011, favorable settlement was achieved for our client in February 2013. Virnetx had previously scored a $368 million verdict against Apple and a $105 million verdict against Microsoft (Microsoft later settled with Virnetx for $200 million).
•Enterasys Networks, Inc., v. Foundry Networks, LLC, et al (D. Mass. - 1:05cv11298) - Represented plaintiff asserting four patents relating to networking technology (switches, LAN networking). Filed in 2005, action settled favorably in 2013 after Markman hearing and prior to trial.
•Vtrax Technologies Licensing, Inc. v. Siemens Communications, Inc., et al (S.D. Fl.- 9:10cv80369) - Successfully defended our client, the US division of a Germany-based global manufacturing concern, an insurance carrier and a large national bank, in a patent infringement action relating to unified communications and related technologies. Case filed in March 2010 against various enterprise systems, obtained dismissal of case for our clients in June 2011.
•Cisco Systems, Inc. v. Teles AG (D. Del.- 1:09cv224) Represented Cisco Systems, Inc. in multiple cases and reexaminations concerning VoIP patents; won summary judgment
•Mayfair Wireless, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc.( D. Del - 1:10cv1102) Represented a defendant in a dispute involving telephony; won motion to dismiss for lack of standing
•JDSU Corporation and Emcore Corp. v. Optium Corp., now Finisar Corp. (W. D. Pa. - 2:07cv326) Overall responsibility for management of a patent dispute involving optic transmission equipment; case went to trial and is currently subject to arbitration
•Consumers Interstate Corporation v. W.B. Mason Co., Inc. (D. Conn. -3:06cv174) - Overall responsibility for management of a patent dispute involving web technology
•Freedom Wireless, Inc. v. AT&T, Alltel Wireless, Inc., Cricket Comm. Inc. (E. D. Tex. -2:06cv504) Represented the plaintiff in a patent dispute involving prepaid wireless technology
•Ericsson Inc, et al v. Freedom Wireless, Inc / Freedom Wireless v. AT&T (D. Ariz. - 2:06cv1935) Represented an appellant in an appeal to Federal Circuit; settled on positive terms after completion of briefing
•Overture Services, Inc. v. FindWhat.com, Inc. (C. D. Cal. - 8:03cv685) Represented a defendant through a hung jury verdict and eventual settlement
• Mintz Levin Helps Client Achieve Significant ITC Patent Victory, (09.04.2014)
•Featured in Mintz Levin Boosts Patent Practice with Pepper Hamilton Trio, Law360 (07.26.2012)
• Mintz Levin Expands International IP Litigation Practice, (07.25.2012)
•Co-author, Inter Partes Review Initial Filings of Paramount Importance: What Is Clear After Two Years of Inter Partes Review Under the AIA, Intellectual Property Advisory (10.21.2014)
• Speaker, IP Considerations, Legal Start-Up Workshop, Soaring Start-Up Circle, Boston, MA (06.22.2015)