Michael Hawes


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Michael Hawes is an intellectual property partner. Clients rely on Michael to assist them in disputes and protect them from future disputes. He handles negotiations and cases dealing with patent and copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, antitrust violations and violation of the intellectual property provisions of employment agreements.

His intellectual property litigation experience started as a law clerk to the Honorable William C. Bryson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. and then grew into a practice including all phases of litigation planning, discovery strategy, and preparation and execution of trial. He has argued several cases before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, including appeals from both the Patent Office and District Courts.

Quarterly Index of Federal Circuit Cases

Since serving as a Federal Circuit clerk, Mr. Hawes has monitored that court's precedential opinions and prepares a deeply outlined index by subject matter (invalidity, infringement, claim construction, etc.) of relevant legal points - in order to assist clients seeking to identify recent law relevant to a particular problem. The links below provide the most recent documents

First Quarter 2018 Federal Circuit Law

Second Quarter 2018 Federal Circuit Law