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Background

Michael J. Ballanco is an Associate in the litigation group in Fish & Richardson’s Washington, D.C. office. Mike’s practice focuses on all aspects of patent infringement matters at the trial and appellate level. Mike has argued motions before the federal district courts and appeals at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mike has also been heavily involved in drafting successful summary judgment, Daubert, and other dispositive motions and appeals on patent and damages issues. Representative technologies Mike has worked on include network devices, semiconductor and memory devices, embedded automotive systems, and robotics. Mike was previously a Summer Associate of the firm.

From 2015 through 2017, Mike served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Kara F. Stoll of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Before attending law school, Mike worked as a software and infrastructure security consultant for Accenture.

Education

George Mason University School of Law 2014
J.D.
Editor-in-Chief, George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal
Recipient, Law School Service Award
magna cum laude


Lehigh University 2008
Computer Science & Business, B.S.
cum laude

Admissions

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia

Clerkships

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, The Honorable Kara F. Stoll, 2015 - 2017

Memberships & Affiliations

Giles Rich Inn of Court

Other Distinctions

Publications 
Searching for the First Amendment: An Inquisitive Free Speech Approach to Search Engine Rankings, 24 GEO. MASON U. C.R. L.J. 89 (Fall 2013).

Presentations
“Federal Circuit and Supreme Court Yearly Review” co-speaker, Fish Litigation Webinar (October 4, 2018).

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