Michael P. Chu focuses his practice on all aspects of patent law relating to mechanical, digital electronics and electro-mechanical arts, including litigation, opinions and prosecution.
In his litigation practice, Michael handles patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright matters, including trials, Markman hearings and all aspects of discovery and settlement negotiations. His experience also includes complex patent cases, design patent cases, International Trade Commission (ITC) investigations and a strong appellate practice before the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Michael also has extensive experience working with clients on litigation, licensing, regulation and import/export issues in Asia (including China, Japan and the Philippines) and Europe.
Michael also maintains a strong domestic and international licensing and enforcement practice, and has extensive experience with issues relating to overseas outsourcing. Michael has also counseled his clients regarding the infringement and validity of patents. Leveraging his litigation and enforcement experience, Michael advises his clients on tactical and strategic management of intellectual property (IP) portfolios, including audits, competitive analyses, prosecution oversight, foreign filing planning and post-grant proceedings to maximize the growth and value of his client's IP assets.