IP Development & Defense

Michael built up his expertise in intellectual property, particularly for patentable user interfaces in both the US and Europe, through his work with the founders and inventors at Tegic Communications; in his role as Program Director of IP Portfolio and Strategy, including coordinating litigation discovery and technical defense strategy; and eventually helping evaluate and transition Tegic’s IP assets to Nuance Communications.

Legal agreements prevent disclosure of any details from 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