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Michael Tobin

Michael (“Mike”) Tobin is a counsel in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone. Mike assists clients in building patent portfolios through preparation and prosecution of high quality patent applications.

He focuses on protecting innovations in the chemical arts and related fields. His experience covers wide-ranging technologies such as inorganic and organic chemistry, medical devices, automotive and consumer electronics, and semiconductors. Some of his inorganic patent work includes ceramics, catalysts, batteries, glass, alloys, metal organic frameworks, and coordination chemistry, and his organic patent work includes polymers, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, rubbers, inks, adhesives, and cosmetics. Mike’s practice also includes inter partes reviews before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, design patent applications, and general IP counseling including clearance and freedom-to-operate evaluations and opinions.

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  • Included in the "Ones to Watch" category of The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., Intellectual Property Law, 2021-2024; Patent Law, 2024
  • “The Essential Case Law Guide to PTAB Trials,” co-author, American Bar Association Section on Intellectual Property Law, 2018.
  • “Invalidating Patent Claims Under Reasonable Certainty Standard,” co-author, Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal, Volume 28 (12), 9-14, 2016.
  • “Supreme Court to Review Barriers for Willful Infringement,” co-author, Financier Worldwide, January 2016.


J.D., George Mason University School of Law, 2014

B.A., Chemistry and Mathematics, University of Virginia, 2011


District of Columbia


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Press Release
Haynes Boone Promotes Eight Associates to Counsel
April 10, 2023

Haynes and Boone, LLP has promoted to counsel eight lawyers from the firm’s Dallas, Fort Worth, London, New York, and San Antonio offices. The new counsel are Carlos Carrasco, Caroline Fox, Zach Halbur, Chelsea Leitch, Jonathan Morton, Bailey Ross, Eitan Stavsky, and Mike Tobin. “These lawyers have distinguished themselves by their strong leadership skills and client-first approach,” said Managing [...]