Michael V. O'Shaughnessy focuses his practice on patent litigation and appeals, as well as proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeals Board. He has handled numerous matters in a variety of technologies, including the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical, chemical and automotive fields. He has broad experience in all aspects of patent litigation, including everything from conducting pre-trial investigations to serving as a first chair litigator in federal court or lead attorney in PTAB proceedings. He has handled matters before juries, judges, panels, and arbitrators.
Michael also advises clients on a wide variety of patent matters such as licensing, due diligence, and mergers and acquisitions. He has also drafted opinions of counsel and assisted clients in settling disputes.
Michael dedicates a portion of his time to pro bono matters. He has represented pro bono defendants in proceedings before federal district and appellate courts, in licensing negotiations and settlement discussions, and in immigration matters.
In addition, he teaches a course on licensing and intellectual property at the George Mason University Law School and has lectured on similar subject matters to practicing patent attorneys and business professionals through CLE programs and as a faculty member for the Patent Resources Group.