Patrick T. Michael

Patrick Michael is a trial lawyer with extensive experience litigating patent, copyright, and trade secret cases in District Courts throughout the United States. He has served as lead counsel on behalf of both defendants and plaintiffs, representing some of the country’s largest technology companies in high-stakes intellectual property litigation.

His patent cases have involved a wide range of technologies, including integrated circuits, electronic design automation, semiconductor fabrication processes/tools, software, computer networking, and medical devices. Patrick has also handled numerous trade secret cases, including his role as lead trial lawyer in a three-week jury trial where he obtained a unanimous defense verdict for the client. His copyright experience is focused on software, and includes a $30.4 million plaintiff verdict in 2016 for one of the world's largest software companies where he was lead counsel in a three-week jury trial in the Northern District of California. [1]