IP Due Diligence
Patent & Trade Secret Litigation
Trademark & Copyright Protection
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
New York University School of Law - J.D., 2012, cum laude
University of California - Berkeley - B.A., 2009
Michael Powell handles patent litigation in a variety of technology areas, including medical devices, wireless telecommunications, consumer products, and computer hardware and software. He represents clients in patent infringement lawsuits filed in U.S. district courts, including the District of Delaware, Eastern District of Texas and Northern District of California, as well as in the United States International Trade Commission. Michael also represents clients in appeals to the Federal Circuit and other appellate courts.
Michael is experienced in all stages of litigation, including pre-suit investigations, fact and expert discovery, dispositive motion practice and trial. Michael also 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): Defended AngioDynamics from the pleading stage through trial against allegations of patent infringement relating to vascular access port medical devices. At trial, Plaintiff Bard sought upwards of $200m in damages but suffered a complete defense victory on all grounds. Following a successful Rule 50(a) motion, the Court issued judgment of noninfringement, invalidity, patent-ineligibility, and no willful infringement.
- C. R. Bard, Inc. v. AngioDynamics, Inc., (D. Utah 2012): Defending AngioDynamics against similar charges of patent infringement in an earlier litigation filed by Bard in Utah.
- Certain Beverage Dispensing Systems and Components Thereof (U.S.I.T.C. 2018): Defending Anheuser-Busch InBev in the ITC against allegations of patent infringement relating to beer dispensing devices.
- Brother Int’l Corp (Various Districts): Representing Brother in numerous litigations filed in E.D. Texas, D. Delaware, and C.D. California concerning printer, scanner, and computer products.
- Convolve, Inc. v. Compaq Computer Corp (S.D.N.Y 2000): Representing Plaintiff Convolve in long-running patent infringement litigation concerning disc drive technology. Case spawned the now-overturned Seagate standard for willful infringement and two further appeals to the Federal Circuit, which most recently overturned a grant of summary judgment in favor of defendants.
- Orca Health, Inc. v. 3D4Medical Ltd. (D. Utah 2017): Defended 3D4Medical against multiple claims, including patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation. After filing a Rule 12(b)(6) motion on patent-ineligibility grounds, Plaintiff Orca dropped one of its two patents. Concurrently filed one of the first transfer motions predicated on TC Heartland. Case settled favorably during the pleading stage.
- Adaptix Inc. v. AT&T Mobility LLC, (N.D. Cal. 2012): 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.