Michael J. Pape is a Principal in the Twin Cities office of Fish & Richardson P.C. His practice emphasizes intellectual property litigation involving patents, trade secrets, trademarks and copyrights. Mr. Pape represents clients in a variety of technology fields including medical devices, electronics, telecommunications, software, gaming and mechanical designs. He is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and advises clients on licensing, portfolio management, due diligence and intellectual property related issues. Mr. Pape is the Recruiting Principal for the Twin Cities Office. His previous experience includes work at another law firm in Minneapolis (1995-2006), Electrical Engineer with FMC Naval Systems Division (1992-1993), and service with the U.S. Army (1988-1991).
Certain Flash Memory Controllers, Drives, Memory Cards And Media Players And Products Containing Same – (flash memory controllers and devices) Defense of patent infringement allegations in a multi-patent ITC investigation. Case pending.
1st Technology v. Giga Media, et al. – (network transmission of multimedia information) Counsel to multiple defendants in patent infringement suit brought in Federal District Court for District of Nevada. Case successfully settled.
Telematics v. UPS, et al. – (vehicle tracking and positioning systems) Counsel to defendant in multi-patent and multi-defendant case in Federal District Court for Northern District of Georgia. Case successfully settled.
CSAV v. Rhino Mounts – (mounting systems for flat panel displays) Lead counsel to CSAV in asserting design patents in Federal District Court for District of Minnesota. Summary judgment of infringement and permanent injunction granted by the Court.
ATI v. TRW – (vehicle air bag construction) Counsel for TRW in patent infringement suit in Federal District Court for Eastern District of Michigan. Case settled favorably.
Emergis Technologies v. South Carolina Public Service Authority – (electronic billing system) Counsel for South Carolina Public Service Authority in patent case in Federal District Court for District of South Carolina. Case settled successfully.
Louis M. Kohus v. Regalo International, LLC – (structural design of baby swings) Lead counsel for Regalo in patent case in Federal District Court for the District of Ohio. Case successfully settled.
Elliptipar v. Winona Lighting – (lighting fixtures) Lead counsel for Winona Lighting in case involving claims of unfair competition, false advertising, trade dress infringement and violation of Conn. Unfair Trade Practices Act in Federal District Court for the District of Connecticut. Case settled favorably.
3D Systems v. Stratasys Inc. & Objet Geometries, Inc. – (3-dimensional modeling machines) Counsel to Stratasys in multi-patent case originally brought in Federal District Court for the District of New Jersey and successfully transferred to the District of Minnesota. Case settled favorably.
Dane Inds., Inc. v. Ameritek Inds. LLC – (electric cart movers) Counsel for Ameritek in multi-patent case in Federal District Court for the District of Minnesota. Case successfully settled after summary judgment of non-infringement on one of the patents upheld on appeal.
The Ho-Chunk Nation v. Alliance Gaming Corporation – (TTAB proceeding regarding the mark “RAINBOW”) Lead Counsel for the Ho-Chunk Nation in proceeding regarding rights to the mark RAINBOW. Successfully resolved acquisition and licensing program to resolve dispute.
Curtis Holdings, LLC, Artemis Licensing & Heeling Sports Limited – Lead counsel for Curtis Holdings in successful acquisition of global intellectual property portfolio of SOAP shoes technology from Artemis Licensing and transfer of portfolio to Heeling Sports Limited.
K2 Corporation v. First Team Sports, Inc. – (in-line skates) Lead counsel for First Team Sports in multi-patent case in Federal District Court for the Western District of Washington. Case successfully settled.
Horton, Inc. v. KitMasters, Inc. – (fan clutches) Counsel for Horton in multi-patent case in Federal District Court for the District of Minnesota. Case settled favorably.
Suburban Taxi v. Aspen Taxi – (trademark infringement involving mark SUBURBAN) Counsel to Suburban Taxi in trademark infringement case in Federal District Court for the District of Minnesota. Case favorably settled.
Corning Corporation v. Zellen Corp. & Eric S. Berry – (cell growth chambers) Counsel to Berry in contract dispute involving patent issues in case in Federal District Court for the District of New Hampshire. Case successfully settled.
Decade Industries, d/b/a Sanus Systems v. Wood Technology, Inc. – (stereo furniture design) Counsel to Decade Industries in design patent case in Federal District Court for the District of Minnesota. Obtained preliminary injunction and finding of contempt against original design and that redesign infringed and was subject to preliminary injunction. Case favorably settled.
Lodgenet Entertainment Corp. v. On Command Video Corp. – (in-room movie delivery system) Counsel to Lodgenet Entertainment in multi-patent cases in Federal District Court for the District of Northern California and the District of South Dakota. Case successfully settled.