Michael P. Chu focuses his practice on all aspects of patent law, including complex litigation, opinions and prosecution. He serves as the Local IP Litigation Practice Group Leader in McDermott’s Chicago office. Mike is also the Chair of the Firm’s Racial & Ethnic Diversity Committee.

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  • Representing hospital and researchers relating to immunotherapeutic treatments and medical devices (Immunomedics, Inc. v. Roger Williams Medical Center et al., Civ. Action No. 2:15-cv-04526 (D.N.J. 2015-present))
  • Obtained an award of attorney fees and dismissal in client’s favor in patent infringement lawsuit relating to papermaking processes (Nalco Co. v. Solenis LLC, Civ. Action No. 1:15-cv-008913 (N.D. Ill. 2015-2017))
  • Represented defendant in lawsuit brought by supplier and obtained stay in favor of international arbitration (Key Tronic Corporation v. SMART Technologies ULC Civ. Action No. 2:16-cv-00028-TOR (E.D. Wa. 2016-2017))

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  • IAM Patent 1000, 2021
  • Chambers USA 2021
  • Minority Corporate Counsel Association, 2019 Rainmaker
  • Crain’s Chicago, Most Influential Minority Lawyers, 2017
  • Chinese American Bar Association Liu Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, 2017

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  • American Bar Association
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), president, 2003
  • NAPABA Law Foundation, president, 2009 to 2012

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College of William and Mary School of Law, JD, 1992
University of Illinois, BS, Mechanical Engineering, 1989


Courts/ Agencies
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
US Patent and Trademark Office
Illinois Supreme Court

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Michael P. Chu

Insights & Events / Media

Chicago, Illinois / Speaking Engagements / September 5, 2019

Palo Alto, California / Speaking Engagements / May 10, 2017

Publications / September 2016