MICHAEL MAURIEL, during his 20+ year career, has prepared and prosecuted patent applications; represented clients in high-stakes patent negotiations, litigations, and UPSTO post-grant proceedings including reexamination and inter partes review; counseled clients regarding patent infringement and validity; written patent opinions including high-stakes freedom-to-operate opinions; and helped clients manage and monetize large patent portfolios. His experience spans various technology industries including integrated circuit design, mobile devices, interactive media, medical information management, medical imaging, computer vision, telephony, networking, microwave guides, digital displays, photonic devices, alternative energy, and biological analysis instruments.
Distinguishing himself in legal scholarship, Mike has published articles and given speeches about patent matters in and outside the U.S. He has been a regular contributor to “Electronic and Software Patents, Law and Practice,” a treatise published and updated by the Bureau of National Affairs. His primary contribution addresses major issues in interpreting patent claims in the U.S.
Mike established an independent patent practice in 2003 after working five years in the Electronics, Software and Telecommunications patent group of Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco. He co-founded Mauriel Kapouytian Woods LLP in 2007. Mike began his career as a law clerk to the Hon. Daniel M. Friedman at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington D.C.