Michael Parsons

Practices

Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center), 2008, cum laude, Managing Editor, Pierce Law Review

B.S., Computer Science, Pacific University, 2001

  • Student Clerk to Chief Judge Steven J. McAuliffe, U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire, January-April 2008

Admissions

New York

Texas

California

District of Columbia

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Profile

Whether it’s sorting through complex technical and legal issues, defending against allegations of patent infringement, or developing valuable patent portfolios, clients rely on Michael Parsons.

Mike is a registered patent attorney who has experience in many aspects of patent law including post grant proceeding before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. and foreign patent acquisition, and patent litigation. Mike defends some of the largest technology companies in the world against allegations of patent infringement using the post grant review process offered by the USPTO.

Mike’s work in post grant proceedings has ended in successful outcomes that either invalidated the asserted patents or resulted settlement for substantially less than what was originally sought. Mike also works with client in developing patent portfolios covering their most important technologies. Mike’s experience includes working with both U.S. and foreign patent offices and foreign counsel to obtain patents worldwide. Most of Mike’s patent portfolio development work involves assisting startup clients in acquiring their first and often most important patents.

Prior to law school, Mike was a software engineer for a startup company in Portland, Oregon. Mike’s software experience was focused on mobile device technology and client server systems. While in law school Mike served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Steven J. McAuliffe of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire. Mike also served as the Managing Editor of the Pierce Law Review (now the UNH Law Review).

Mike co-authored an article in Law360 entitled "Rackspace Gets 'Troll's' Graphics Patent Nixed By PTAB."

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