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Background

Michael Florey is a Principal in the Twin Cities office of Fish & Richardson. A member of the award-winning intellectual property litigation group , his practice emphasizes complex intellectual property litigation.  He has substantial trial experience including jury and bench trials, Markman and Preliminary Injunction hearings with live witnesses, and trial before the American Arbitration Association. Mr. Florey is a leading national expert in the area of patent damages.  He has extensive experience in intellectual property and product liability cases involving products regulated by FDA.  Mr. Florey is highly skilled at cases that rest in large part on expert analyses, testing, and testimony.

Mr. Florey was named a 2016 “IP Client Service All-Star” in BTI Consulting Group’s survey of general counsel from the world’s largest corporations.  He was one of only 30 intellectual property (IP) attorneys selected nationwide for the Client Service All-Star list, which highlights lawyers who deliver superior dedication to client service.  Mr. Florey was selected for inclusion in 2015 and 2016 editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers of Business as a leader in his practice area and has been named to the 2010-2018 lists of Best Lawyers® in America.  He was selected as a Minnesota Lawyer “Attorney of the Year” in 2013.

Mr. Florey is active in efforts to promote diversity in the legal profession.  He is a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee and is the firm’s Member Representative for Twin Cities Diversity In Practice.  Mr. Florey represented Fish & Richardson at the inaugural Women In Law Hackathon competition sponsored by Diversity Lab, Stanford Law School, and Bloomberg Law. He was a member of “Team 4,” whose proposal was awarded second place in this national competition designed to bring forward innovative solutions to increase retention and promotion of women in large law firms.

Education

J.D., University of Illinois College of Law 1988
magna cum laude


B.A., Carleton College 1985
Economics
cum laude

Admissions

  • Minnesota 1990
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

Clerkships

United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, The Honorable Robert G. Renner, 1988 - 1990

Other Distinctions

Named to the 2010-2016 lists of Best Lawyers®​ in America.

Selected for inclusion in 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers of Business as a leader in his practice area.

Graduate of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy Intensive Trial Skills Program (1994).

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June 8, 2016
Fish Receives Top “Band 1” National Rankings for Intellectual Property and ITC Practices in Chambers USA 2016
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May 19, 2015
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February 19th, 2014
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Taming the Wild West of Patent Damages: Is There a New Sheriff in Town?
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