Michael V. O'Shaughnessy focuses his practice on patent litigation and appeals. He has handled numerous matters in a variety of technologies, including the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical, chemical and automotive fields. He has broad experience in all aspects of patent litigation, including conducting pre-litigation investigation and evaluation, drafting claim construction and summary judgment motions, examining and cross-examining fact and expert witnesses, and managing day-to-day litigation activities. He has handled cases before juries, judges and arbitrators.
Michael advises clients on a wide variety of patent matters such as licensing, due diligence, and mergers and acquisitions. He has also drafted opinions of counsel and assisted clients in settling disputes.
Michael dedicates a portion of his time to pro bono matters. He has represented pro bono defendants in proceedings before federal district and appellate courts, and in licensing negotiations and settlement discussions. In addition, he teaches a course on licensing and intellectual property at the George Mason University Law School and lectures on similar subject matters to practicing patent attorneys and business professionals as a faculty member for the Patent Resources Group. Michael is also a frequent lecturer at meetings of the Licensing Executives Society.