During his 20-plus years as an attorney providing intellectual property consultation and litigation counsel, Mike has represented clients in a number of industries and technologies, including biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, agricultural and construction equipment, building materials, consumer products, and electronics and telecommunication systems. Mike leads the firm's Animal Health & Pharmaceuticals team, and the bulk of his work in this area relates to licensing disputes, allegations of patent validity and infringement and false advertising claims. Industry clients that Mike has served include:
Mike’s other agribusiness engagements have included Luxco Inc., a leading manufacturer of distilled spirits; one of the world's largest beer producers; Bunzl Distribution U.S.A., a leading supplier of food packaging and disposable supplies; TricorBraun Inc., a bottle/container manufacturer; and PFI (formerly Paul Flum Industries), a manufacturer of beverage display units for retail operations.
Through intellectual property consultation and litigation, Mike protects critical intellectual assets and business information for clients across the country, including fast track or “rocket docket” action in these U.S. District Courts: Eastern District of Virginia, Eastern District of Texas and the Western District of Wisconsin. He primarily focuses on defending and prosecuting instances of patent infringement and patent validity issues in the civil courts and post grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of The United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). He also represents clients in cases involving trademark and service mark infringement, unfair competition, false advertising and trademark dilution. Mike also has substantial experience before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the PTO in opposition, cancellation and contested concurrent-use proceedings. He also has experience with alcohol beverage labeling regulations through the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau of the U.S. Department of Treasury.