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Background

​Michael Autuoro is a principal in Fish & Richardson’s New York office, where he has practiced patent litigation and provided patent due diligence counseling for over ten years.   Michael’s background in systems engineering allows his practice to span diverse subject matters, including medical device systems, enterprise software systems, financial systems, GPS navigation systems and semiconductor fabrication systems.  He prides himself on working closely with clients to understand their needs and develop effective strategies, and in giving practical advice to clients in clear and understandable terms. 

Michael has substantial experience in all phases of patent litigation.  Most recently, Michael was trial counsel in a successful Texas arbitration proceeding concerning breach and reformation of an IP contract.   He has successfully briefed and argued Markman disputes and summary judgment motions for clients, paving the way to favorable resolution.   He was on the Fish trial team that achieved a rare post-Therasense finding of inequitable conduct, which the Federal Circuit affirmed, resulting in a final judgment of no liability for a client on what began as a fifteen-patent infringement assertion.  

In addition to patent litigation, Michael devotes a substantial part of his practice to providing patent due diligence services, including patent risk analysis and other advice to support business decisions on licensing and monetization.   He has led Fish teams on numerous large-scale patent due diligence reviews (sometimes encompassing more than 5,000 patents), and structures his teams so they can deliver meaningful advice in the short time frame usually required for such projects.

Michael also serves as a member of the firm’s Diversity and Pro Bono committees.   A Brooklyn native, Michael attended Regis High School in Manhattan, earned his undergraduate degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia, and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.  Michael lives in Larchmont NY with his wife and two children.   ​

Education

J.D., University of Virginia School of Law 2004


B.S., University of Virginia 2000
Systems Engineering
with high distinction, Tau Beta Pi

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2015
  • New York 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Memberships & Affiliations

​Member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA)

Other Distinctions

Accolades 
Named Super Lawyers “Rising Star”, 2014-2015​

Publications
Co-Author with David Francescani, Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place, N.Y.L.J., June 20, 2005 regarding the issue of selective waiver of the attorney – client privilege to a regulatory body.

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