Michael E. Fogarty - McDermott Will & Emery


Michael E. Fogarty focuses his practice on patent procurement and intellectual property portfolio management in numerous areas of technology, including semiconductor electronics and manufacturing, computer software and hardware, microprocessor design, radio-frequency (RF) and microwave components and systems, network and telecommunication systems, and internet and business method-related inventions. Michael also has far-reaching experience performing patent infringement and validity analysis, as well as counseling clients on how to avoid infringement of patents, and formulating strategies and policies for generating a patent portfolio.

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  • Counsels domestic and foreign corporations with regard to patent procurement and protection for various technologies, including semiconductors, computer hardware and software, telecommunications, batteries, fuel cells and home appliances
  • Won numerous “in-house” client awards for obtaining significant patents in various technology areas on behalf of a Fortune 100 company


  • The Legal 500 US 2021
  • IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, 2013 to 2023


St. John’s University School of Law, JD, 1992
Polytechnic University, MSEE, 1988
New York Institute of Technology, BS, Electrical Engineering, 1984

District of Columbia

Courts / Agencies
US Patent and Trademark Office