Michael P. Chu is the local Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group leader in McDermott's Chicago office as of January 1, 2018 and focuses his practice on all aspects of patent law, including complex litigation, opinions and prosecution. Mike is also currently co-chair of the Firm’s Racial & Ethnic Diversity Committee.
In his litigation practice, Michael handles patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright matters, including trials, hearings, post-grant proceedings (including IPRs and PGRs) and mediation. 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, Korea and the Philippines) and in Europe.
Michael maintains a strong domestic and international licensing and enforcement practice, and has extensive experience with issues relating to overseas outsourcing, particularly with respect to consumer products, electronics, software and medical devices. Michael has also counseled his clients regarding the infringement and validity of patents. Leveraging his litigation and enforcement experience in combination with his two decades of experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications, Michael advises his clients on strategic growth and management of worldwide intellectual property (IP) portfolios, including audits, competitive analyses, and prosecution to maximize the value of his client’s IP assets. His technical experience extends to housewares, chemical processes, food production, packaging, medical devices (including drug delivery systems, infusion devices, test equipment, subcutaneous devices and software), cancer immunotherapies, papermaking, manufacturing methods, software, displays and automotive components.
Michael earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois.