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Former Partner Michael Casey Returns to Oblon

October 5, 2018 – Firm News

Alexandria, VA  Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP, is pleased to announce that Michael Casey has rejoined the Firm as a Partner in the Electrical/Mechanical and Litigation/Post-Grant Practice Groups.

Michael is a seasoned patent attorney with more than 20 years of experience in patent prosecution, inter partes reviews, covered business method proceedings, patent interferences and patent litigation, with a focus on all aspects of computer hardware and software, as well as circuit design and telecommunications.  He previously was a Partner at Davidson, Berquist, Jackson & Gowdey, LLP and has extensive experience representing and counseling telecommunications, electronics and computer-technology clients – both foreign and domestic – on intellectual property law and related issues, including procurement, valuation, licensing and enforcement of intellectual property.

Michael’s technical background covers a variety of software, algorithms and computer-related technologies, including compilers, databases, computer architectures, encryption software and applications (including digital rights management (DRM) and PKI), computer networking software, hardware and algorithms, electronic commerce, computer graphics and animation, communications algorithms and hardware, programming languages and methodologies, and microprocessor and field programmable circuit design.

Michael earned his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame based on his research in the areas of electrical and computer engineering.  He subsequently received his J.D. from George Washington University.  Michael began his career at Oblon as a Technical Advisor in 1994, became a patent agent in 1996 and rose to partnership in 1999. 

"We are delighted to welcome Michael back to the Firm. His past experience with Oblon will aid the transition process, as he knows our attorneys, culture, staff and most importantly our clients" said Philippe Signore, Managing Partner.