Michael Hemes focuses his practice on patent infringement litigation and inter partes review proceedings involving a broad range of technologies, including representing clients in disputes related to telecommunication technologies and computer application products. Michael’s practice also includes counseling clients on issues related to patentability, validity and infringement of patents.
With regard to transactional IP matters, Michael has experience in the transfer of university-based research to licensees for the development of new products and services. Additionally, he has experience with drafting IP license agreements and reviewing IP license agreements for corporate transactions.
Michael has also been involved in various trademark matters. He counsels clients on various trademark issues, including trademark availability, counterfeiting, fair use and opposition proceedings.
During law school, Michael served in a leadership role for the Student Intellectual Property Law Association (SIPLA), including making presentations on various IP topics and opportunities. He also received a certificate for completing the Intellectual Property and Technology concentration at the University of Minnesota Law School.
While earning his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering, Michael performed software verification and validation functions in the engineering department of a healthcare company.