Michelle protects intellectual property and defends against claims of infringement on behalf of energy and high-tech companies. She has handled a number of high-stakes cases between competitors. She also represents companies in technology transactions.
Michelle has litigated patent and trade secret cases on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants, which affords her an ability to anticipate issues and think creatively. In one recent jury trial on behalf of an energy company, she led the technical side of the case and examined the lead technical witness at trial. Michelle's cases have involved a variety of technologies, including various oilfield-related technologies, telecommunications systems, data and video compression systems, and computer hardware and software technologies.
Michelle also handles various types of technology transactions. She regularly advises clients on the transfer of intellectual property in the context of various mergers, acquisitions, joint development and licensing arrangements.
Michelle is also licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Michelle has also conducted a number of proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.