Michael is a widely acknowledged expert in the field of Intellectual Property, especially in relation to complex, high-value, multi-country patent disputes. He also works closely with our patent attorney team to help clients develop their patent strategies.
Michael is a partner in the IP Group. He advises a diverse range of businesses on maximising the protection, enforcement and extraction of value from their intellectual property rights. His principal area of expertise is patents especially multijurisdictional disputes. Michael has represented clients in numerous reported cases, in a diverse range of technologies from pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and medical devices through to electronics, software and communications. He has particular experience in relation to medical devices and Standard Essential Patents and FRAND licensing disputes.
Clients also rely on Michael’s considerable experience for advice on risk analysis and freedom to operate opinions and on due diligence for investment, acquisition and licensing transactions. He has extensive experience of assisting clients with their IP strategy and budgets and establishing best practice for the management of their IP portfolio and IP risk.
Michael is the elected Chairman of the UK Intellectual Property Lawyers Association (IPLA), secretary of the UK IP Court Users’ Committee and is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents.