J.D., New York University, 2015
B.S. Cum Laude, University of Florida, 2012
U.S. District Court, S.D. New York
Michael Matulewicz-Crowley is a trial attorney in Reichman Jorgensen Lehman & Feldberg’s (RJLF) New York office. He wields his wide-ranging technical experience—including in aerospace engineering, biologics, medical devices, voice-over-IP telephony, and web and mobile application technology—and his experience before federal district courts, the Federal Circuit, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to reach creative victories that best achieve his client's goals. In addition to his patent litigation experience, Michael litigates trade secret and unfair competition claims and advises clients regarding pre-suit patent matters.
Michael’s experience also includes managing technical teams at RJLF in both patent and trade secrets cases, as well as taking and defending over a dozen fact and expert depositions, drafting Daubert, summary judgment, and pretrial motions, and successfully briefing and arguing a case dispositive motion for summary judgment of no infringement.
Recently, Michael played an integral role in securing a $15 million patent infringement verdict on behalf of Droplets, Inc. against tech giant Yahoo, Inc. Michael took point on the technical infringement case, including preparing and conducting the direct examinations of Droplets’ technical expert witness and arguing infringement-related trial motions. Following a three-week jury trial and seven hours of deliberation, the jury found that Yahoo infringed Droplets' patent, which covers pioneering technology for interactive websites.
In his active pro bono practice, Michael has represented a refugee in their application for asylum based on the persecution they suffered due to their sexual orientation, an incarcerated plaintiff in an Eighth Amendment prisoner’s rights litigation, and an aggrieved employee in a workplace discrimination and harassment lawsuit.
Prior to joining the firm, Michael was an attorney at Desmarais LLP where he played a pivotal role in IBM’s successful trial win during its first trial as a patentee in decades, helping to secure a $82.5 million jury verdict on behalf of IBM. Leading up to trial, he was generally responsible for two of the four patents-in-suit, and worked on a wide-range of issues concerning both the invalidity and infringement of those patents. In particular, Michael briefed and argued a motion for summary judgment of no invalidity regarding one of Defendant’s invalidity grounds.
During law school, Michael was an active member of NYU Law’s Journal of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law (JIPEL), where he served on the executive committee and, in that role, reviewed, selected, and edited submitted articles for publication. As the Administrative Editor of JIPEL, he organized the Journal’s inaugural symposium, “Innovation without Regulation: How Necessary is Intellectual Property Law?”.
Michael is a member of The National LGBTQ+ Bar Association and The LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York (LeGaL), organizations committed to advancing LGBTQ+ justice in and through the legal profession.