- Vehicle Diagnostic Monitoring Systems
- GPS Tracking Systems
- Imaging Systems
- Environmental Remediation
- Medical Devices
- Archery Products
- Marine Products
Michael’s practice includes intellectual property litigation, trademark prosecution, and patent prosecution in the mechanical practice area. Michael also counsels clients regarding management of intellectual property portfolios and assists clients seeking to monetize their intellectual property rights.
In his litigation practice, Michael has represented plaintiffs and defendants in patent cases involving a wide range of technologies, including vehicle diagnostic monitoring systems, GPS tracking systems, imaging systems, environmental remediation processes, catalysts, polymers, medical and dental equipment, archery products, and ornamental product designs. In addition to many patent infringement actions, Michael has litigated a wide variety of other intellectual property-related claims, including trademark and copyright infringement, unfair competition, trade secret misappropriation, violation of consumer protection laws, and contract-related claims. He has represented his clients in courts throughout Tennessee and around the nation, including Alabama, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia and before the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board. Michael has also represented clients in numerous inter partes review (IPR) and reexamination proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
Michael joined LuedekaNeely as a law clerk in 2001. He became an associate of the firm in 2003 and a shareholder in 2008.
Michael is a member of the state bar of Tennessee and is admitted to practice in several federal district courts and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Sixth Circuit. He is also registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
- Licensed in Tennessee
- Numerous U.S. District Courts
- U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Sixth Circuit
- United States Patent and Trademark Office (Registered Patent Attorney)
- Knoxville Bar Association
- Tennessee Bar Association (Intellectual Property Law Section)
- Hamilton Burnett Chapter of the American Inns of Court