Michael Golenson’s litigation and dispute resolution practice is focused on intellectual property, particularly patent claims in federal courts and at the United States International Trade Commission (ITC). He is experienced in all phases of the litigation process, including trial and appellate work, motion practice, fact and expert discovery, claim construction, development of case strategies and defenses and pleadings. Michael has successfully worked on claims with values that range from millions to a half a billion dollars at stake.
In addition to his litigation practice, Michael routinely counsels clients regarding freedom-to-operate and patentability of inventions, as well as various other IP and litigation issues. Michael is a registered Patent Attorney and has experience in handling AIA post-grant proceedings at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as part of an overall litigation strategy. He also has experience drafting license agreements and conducting settlement negotiations. Michael is appreciated by clients for his objective analysis of the matter at hand, as well as for his ability to clearly communicate the pros, cons and viable paths to resolution.
Michael has been involved in legal matters that represent a broad range of technologies. His experience includes automotive vision-based driver assistance systems, banking products and systems, consumer and commercial printers, digital cameras, image processing, cellular telephones, telecommunications, mechanical devices, baking and food processing systems, gaming devices, medical devices, liquid crystal displays, stem cell therapies, home building products and drug testing devices.
Prior to joining Masuda Funai, Michael spent more than seven years practicing intellectual property law with a major international law firm and a large national law firm. Prior to his law firm experience, Michael clerked for the Honorable Edward A. Bobrick (Ret.), Special Master to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and arbitrator/mediator with JAMS Arbitration, Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Services. He also served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Ronald A. Guzman of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.