Dr. Michael Sartori is a partner in the firm's intellectual property group. As a registered patent attorney, he focuses his practice on patent prosecution, patent portfolio counseling, and patent litigation.
For patent prosecution and counseling, Michael provides a comprehensive, business-goal-orientated approach to developing and managing his client's patent portfolios. Keeping his client's business objectives in mind, Michael crafts and implements cost-effective strategies to assist his client's goals for their patent portfolio, whether U.S. only or worldwide.
For patent litigation and counseling, Michael provides guidance prior to and during patent litigation. He often serves as part of a cohesive and tactical litigation team that is driven to assist with the client's litigation goals. He has also provided opinions leading up to litigation, including infringement, validity and enforceability opinions.
Michael has provided patent guidance to various U.S., Asian, and European clients in a wide variety of fields, including semiconductors, consumer electronics, electro-optics, video processing, Internet telephony, software, e-commerce, mobile apps, defense systems, industrial manufacturing, medical devices, consumer products, and industrial designs. He has worked with large multi-national corporations, U.S. companies, start-ups, and individual inventors.
Michael's experience as a researcher and as a Patent Examiner provides a unique perspective to the U.S. patent system. Prior to becoming a patent attorney, he conducted research in the areas of artificial intelligence, neural networks, multi-dimensional signal processing, and underwater acoustic signal processing and was granted several patents for his inventions. While serving as a Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Michael examined patent applications for computer speech processing, including recognition, processing and synthesis of speech, and received the Patent Academy's Distinguished Graduate Award.