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About Michael

Michael Hamlin, a principal in the Boston office of Fish & Richardson P.C., is a member of the firm’s strategic medical device industry group. His practice emphasizes patent prosecution, freedom to operate studies, opinions, due diligence investigations, and licensing. He has experience working with clients whose businesses focus on a wide range of technologies, including medical devices, sporting goods, consumer products, machine tools, and automotive design and manufacturing.

Mr. Hamlin has extensive experience conducting freedom to operate studies and drafting noninfringement/invalidity opinions that help his clients to assess and manage risk associated with launching new products. Additionally, Mr. Hamlin has conducted a large number of intellectual property due diligence investigations to assist clients with determining the value of intellectual property to be acquired in connection with mergers and acquisitions. His portfolio management experience has enabled his clients to develop robust portfolios that deliver value back to the business and protect their intellectual property. Additionally, Mr. Hamlin has experience negotiating and drafting license agreements for his clients.

Somewhat uniquely, Mr. Hamlin is also frequently involved in patent litigation matters, which has provided him with valuable experience to better advise his clients in all areas of his practice.

“Freedom to Operate,” Fish IP Law Essentials (January 1, 2019)

  • “Pro Bono Honor Roll,” Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (2021-2022)
  • Recognized as a “Leading Patent Professional” in IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals (2019-2022)
  • Selected as a 2015 “Boston Rising Star” by The National Law Journal and Connecticut Law Tribune
  • Selected as a 2014 “40 Under 40″ honoree by the Boston Business Journal. The award recognizes 40 business and civic leaders, all under the age of 40, “who already are making a major impact in their respective fields and the civic life of the Boston area.”
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Education

J.D., University of Michigan Law School (2003) Member, Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review


B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Alabama at Huntsville (2000)

Admissions
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2003
  • Massachusetts 2003
Memberships & Affiliations

Board of Trustees of the NALP Foundation (2015-Present)

National Advisory Board of the NALP Foundation (2012-2015)

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Boston Patent Law Association

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October 27, 2022
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Names 15 Fish Attorneys to Pro Bono Honor Roll
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September 8, 2022
Fish & Richardson Receives Top Rankings in 2022 Edition of IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals
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July 7, 2021
Fish & Richardson Receives Top Rankings in 2021 Edition of IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals
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August 12, 2020
Fish & Richardson Receives Top “Gold” Ranking from IAM Patent 1000 for National Litigation Practice; National Rankings in the Plaintiff Firm and Prosecution Firm Categories
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June 20, 2019
Fish & Richardson Receives Top “Gold” Ranking from IAM Patent 1000 for National Patent Litigation Practice
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January 1, 2019
Freedom to Operate
Author: Michael R. Hamlin
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April 12, 2016
Fish's Michael Hamlin Quoted in Law 360 Article, "The Biggest Mistakes First-Years Make"
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November 19, 2015
Fish & Richardson Principal Michael Hamlin Named a National Law Journal "Boston Rising Star"
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April 10th, 2012
Association of Corporate Counsel, Northeast Chapter meeting
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September 10, 2014
Fish & Richardson Principal Michael Hamlin Named 2014 “40 Under 40” Honoree by the Boston Business Journal
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September 1, 2012
Patent Pending - Medical Product Outsourcing
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