IP Development & Defense


Michael’s work with the founders and inventors at Tegic Communications, and later in his role as Program Director of IP Portfolio and Strategy, including helping evaluate and transition Tegic’s IP assets to Nuance Communications, built up his expertise in intellectual property for software user interfaces in the US and around the world.

Legal agreements prevent disclosure of any details of the patent infringement lawsuits; but, in brief, Designer Software was retained for Michael to serve as a technical consultant and/or expert witness based on his deep knowledge of the invention space, key people, and competitors for multi-modal text input and mobile instant messaging. He has collaborated with multiple law firms to successfully defend three major mobile phone manufacturers against patent infringement claims.

  • Patent Litigation
  • IP Strategy and Valuation
  • IP Asset Development