Michael R. Casey, Ph.D., is a partner in the firm's Electrical/Mechanical and Litigation/Post-Grant practice groups. With more than 25 years of experience in patent law including patent litigation, patent prosecution, post grant proceedings, and patent interferences, his practice focuses on all aspects of computer hardware and software, as well as circuit design and telecommunications.
Dr. Casey is experienced representing and counseling 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 patent litigations before a number of Federal District Courts; appellate arguments before the Federal Circuit; International Arbitrations; post-grant proceedings (including IPRs and CBMs); preparation of patent opinions relating to invalidity, non-infringement, and product clearances; patent preparation and prosecution (U.S. and foreign); and patent interferences.
Dr. Casey earned advanced degrees based on his research in Electrical and/or Computer Engineering, and is a co-author on numerous papers in the areas of distributed, heterogeneous, and mobile computing systems and operating system designs.
Dr. Casey’s technical background covers a variety computer-related technologies and medical device equipment. In the computer field, Dr. Casey’s experience includes circuit design (including parallel processing architectures and field programmable gate arrays); computational intelligence systems (including artificial intelligence (AI), neural networks, bioinformatics, and fuzzy logic), 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, and programming languages and methodologies. In the medical device field, Dr. Casey has represented clients in the fields of IV pumps and catheters for guidewires.
- George Washington University (J.D.)
University of Notre Dame
- 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)
- 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
- Best Lawyers in America - Patent Law (2021)
- PTAB Proceedings
- U.S. Patent Procurement (Application Drafting & Prosecution)
- IP Transactions
- Counseling & Strategic Advice