J.D., Northwestern University School of Law (2011)
M.S., Computer Science, Computer
Networking, University of Southern
B.S., Summa Cum Laude, Electrical
Engineering and Computer Science,
North Carolina Agricultural & Technical
State University, 2004
● Tau Beta Pi
● Eta Kappa Nu
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Michael Flanigan is an associate in the Silicon Valley office of Reichman Jorgensen. Michael focuses his practice on complex civil and high-stakes intellectual property/high technology litigation in both state and federal courts. Michael also has experience in Section 337 proceedings before the International Trade Commission (ITC). Michael’s practice centers around intellectual property litigation, including pre-trial strategy, patent enforcement, patent defense, patent consulting, and patent portfolio analysis.
Michael utilizes his background in electrical engineering and computer science to advise tech companies in cloud technology, consumer electronics, telecommunications, software, computer architecture, medical devices, and other technical fields. Michael’s practice also encompasses complex civil disputes such as contracts and business; real property or land disputes; misappropriation of trade secrets, copyright and trademark disputes.
Through his career, he has prepared Markman briefs and conducted Markman Hearings; led and managed fact and infringement discovery; supported inter partes proceedings before the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB); and worked with consulting and testifying experts in complicated technologies areas about infringement and invalidity.
Michael also devotes his time to pro bono matters. He assists clients in Landlord-Tenant/housing litigation in California. Outside the office, you can find Michael running half-marathons all over the country, playing golf or softball, attending jazz events or paddling a dragon boat. Prior to joining the firm, Michael was an IP litigation Associate at McKool Smith P.C.