Michael Hussey
Shareholder
Overview

“My business and technical background helps me better understand and address my clients’ needs.”

Michael Hussey applies his extensive technology and business experience to help his clients leverage and navigate the complex world of intellectual property law.  His clients range from Fortune 500 companies to startups and individuals.

Michael has prosecuted nearly a 1000 patent applications filed in the United States and throughout the world. He handles all stages of the patent process, from drafting applications to patent issuance.  His practice also includes opinion counseling, trademark prosecution, licensing, and copyright matters.

His practice involves technologies related to his background in software and electrical engineering.  Additional technologies include jet engines, medical devices, Internet of Things, data storage, security, computer networking,  databases, mobile devices, image processing, telecommunications, voice-over-IP, lighting control systems, web applications, open source software integration, business methods, and other technologies.

Using his more than a decade of business experience, Michael understands his clients' need for business-focused legal solutions. Before beginning his legal career, Michael worked in various management positions and as a developer for software companies on the leading edge of technology in Silicon Valley and the Midwest. He was a senior software development manager at Oracle Corporation, where he was responsible for database development on Windows and Apple operating systems. At Made2Manage, he was a director of product development responsible for the development of ERP software for manufacturers. At Saba Corporation, he was a software architect who designed and wrote web-based enterprise applications in Java using XML and J2EE technologies.

Education
  • J.D.,
    Indiana University School of Law, 2007
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, with highest distinction
    Purdue University, 1990
  • B.A., German, with highest distinction
    Purdue University, 1990
Bar Admissions
  • Indiana
  • U.S. Dist. Court, N.D. Indiana
  • U.S. Dist. Court, S.D. Indiana
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Area of Focus
Technical Background
  • Analog
  • Business Methods
  • Digital
  • Software
Languages
  • German
Experience | Overview
  • Managed patent portfolios for a Fortune Global 2000 company, small companies, and startups
  • Handled all aspects of patent prosecution including post grant proceedings
  • Prepared and advised clients on contracts including licensing agreements, non-disclosure agreements, asset transfers and others
  • Prosecuted trademarks in the US and elsewhere
  • Advised clients on copyright issues
  • Performed litigation and pre-litigation work including opinions and motion practice
  • Founder of ImmediateIP.com which provides fast and easy access to patent documents throughout the world, and simplifies sharing of links to patent documents
Experience | Legal Experience

Brinks Gilson & Lione, Indianapolis, Indiana
2007-Present, Intellectual Property Attorney

Bingham McHale, Indianapolis, Indiana
2006, Summer Associate

Maginot, Moore, and Beck, Indianapolis, Indiana
2005, Summer Associate

Experience | Non-Legal Experience

Saba Corporation, Carmel, Indiana
August 2000-August 2004

Made2Manage, Indianapolis, Indiana
February 1999-July 2000

Oracle Corporation, Redwood Shores, California
August 1991-January 1999

Experience | Teaching Experience
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana
Adjunct Professor for C++ Programming, 2002
Forward Thinking
alert
March 22, 2017

On March 21, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States held in SCA Hygiene Products Aktiebolag v. First Quality Baby Products, LLC that laches cannot be used as a defense against damages for patent infringement where the infringement occurred within the six year period prescribed by 35 U.S.C. § 286...

in the media
January 12, 2017
On January 12, 2017, various media outlets published the announcement regarding the newly elected shareholders in 2017.  Please visit here and here and here to read more.
alert
May 13, 2016

On May 12, 2016, in Enfish, LLC v. Microsoft Corp., et al., the Federal Circuit ruled that a patent claim relating to...

publication
November 12, 2015

On November 3, 2015 Michael Hussey's article, "Copyright Captures APIs: A New Caution For ...

in the media
October 09, 2014
On October 9, 2014, Linda Nattler was mentioned in MLive in the “Ann Arbor Area Business Briefs” section, regarding a presentation entitled, 'Damages and Invalidity Proceedings in the USA and Experiences with Proceedings before the ...
Presentations
  • "The CEO just called with an Intellectual Property issue – so now what?," ACC-Indiana Chapter, Indianapolis, Indiana, August 27, 2015
  • "Damages and Invalidity Proceedings in the USA and Experiences with Proceedings before the US Patent Office," Fall 2014 conference of the German organization of patent professionals, VPP, October 24, 2014, Würzburg, Germany
  • "War Stories and Practical Applications of Intellectual Property," ACC-Indiana Chapter, Indianapolis, Indiana, September 10, 2014
  • "What is Patentable?" Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Technology Management Council, Chicago, February 2012
Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
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