DePaul University College of Law,
J.D., Dean's Scholar, 1993
Illinois USDC, Northern District
Michigan USDC, Eastern District
Texas USDC, Eastern District
Wisconsin USDC, Eastern District
US Ct Appeals, 7th Circuit (Covers IL, IN, WI)
US Ct Appeals, 9th Circuit (AZ, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, WA, Guam, M. Isles)
US Ct Appeals, Federal Circuit
US Patent and Trademark Office
Thompson Coburn LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
January 2006 - September 2009
Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property/Interactive
October 2000 - January 2006
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
September 1993 - October 2000
President's Council, Museum of Science & Industry
Board Member, Equip for Equality, Inc.
Michael counsels clients on patent and trademark issues and represents them in federal courts across the United States.
He has significant experience litigating patents in a wide variety of technical disciplines, and has successfully handled matters related to the litigation of complex electrical engineering and software based technologies such as mobile computing, cellular communications, global positioning, and interactive television applications.
He has litigated patents in numerous federal courts, including the Eastern District of Texas, District of Delaware and Northern District of Illinois.
Michael also has significant experience with patent reexaminations and with counseling clients on proposed technologies. On the trademark side, Michael's experience includes trademark clearance, as well as representing clients in trademark litigation and in adversarial proceedings within the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Michael also has significant copyright and right of publicity experience, both on the litigation and counseling side.
Intellectual property and other legal priorities during COVID-19
Participate in standard-setting bodies? The enforceability of your patents could be affected
"Litigation Amid a Cloud of Crisis: Aligning Legal Strategy with Reputation Management";
Association of Corporate Counsel Chicago, December 2015
Summary judgment win for Canadian Standards Association
Michael Parks and Diona Rogers participate on panels at the 2023 Midwest BLSA 55th Annual Regional convention
Thompson Coburn again named best copyright firm in the nation
New Thompson Coburn blog In Focus covers photo copyright cases
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