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Chicago Board Options Exchange v. International Securities Exchange (N.D. Ill.):  Representing the Chicago Board against ISE in a litigation concerning a patent on a fully computerized exchange.  ISE consented to judgment in CBOE’s favor right before opening statements were to begin. Judgment of non-infringement was affirmed by the Federal Circuit.

Realtime Data v. Chicago Board Options Exchange (S.D.N.Y.):  Represented the Chicago Board against Realtime Data in a litigation concerning patents on data compression, particularly regarding financial data.

C2 Options Exchange v. International Securities Exchange (N.D. Ill.):  Represented the C2 Exchange in a litigation concerning a patent on a fully computerized exchange.

Layne Christensen v. The Purolite Company (D. Kan.):  Represented water purification company in litigation involving allegations of patent infringement and breach of contract.

Certain Disc Drives, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (USITC 337-TA-516): Represented hard disk drive manufacturer in investigation involving servo technology, magnetic media, and mechanical structures contained in micro-disc drives.

Seagate Technology LLC v. Cornice, Inc. – (D. Del.):  Represented hard disk drive manufacturer in investigation involving servo technology, magnetic media, and mechanical structures contained in micro-disc drives

Represented a semiconductor manufacturer in multiple litigations concerning doping of wide band gap semiconductors, commonly used in light emitting diodes and laser diodes.

Represented a DRAM manufacturer in litigation concerning patents directed to increasing bandwidth.

Represented a national insurance company in a patent litigation concerning the pricing of annuity contracts.

Currently representing a national bank and insurance company in multiple patent and trade secret litigations concerning processing of financial instruments and other related computer systems.

In addition to litigation, Michael has counseled national exchanges, insurance companies, and banks concerning their intellectual property portfolios. For example, Michael has been brought in to oversee the prosecution of key patent applications as well as to guide portfolio development and monetization.