Michael R. Casey, Ph.D., is a Partner in the firm's Electrical/Mechanical and Litigation/Post-Grant practice group. With more than 20 years of experience in patent law including experience in patent prosecution, post grant proceedings, patent litigation, and patent interferences, Dr. Casey’s practice focuses on all aspects of computer hardware and software, as well as circuit design and telecommunications.

Dr. Casey has 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. His representations include intellectual property strategies; drafting patent opinions relating to invalidity, non-infringement, and product clearances; patent preparation and prosecution (U.S. and foreign); patent interferences; and patent litigation and trial practice, including appellate work before the Federal Circuit.

Dr. Casey also earned advanced degrees based on his research in the fields of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Casey is a co-author on numerous papers in the areas of operating system design, heterogeneous and distributed computing systems, and mobile computing.

Dr. Casey’s technical background also covers a variety of software, algorithms and computer-related technologies, including compilers, databases, computer architectures, encryption software and applications (including blockchain, 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.


  • George Washington University (J.D.)
  • University of Notre Dame (Ph.D.)
    • Based on research in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • University of Notre Dame (M.S.E.E.)
  • University of Notre Dame (B.S.E.C.E)


  • Virginia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • District Court for the District of Maryland


  • English
  • French

Professional Affiliations

  • IEEE