Michael Milz is co-chair of Brinks, Gilson & Lione's International Patent Group, and counsels clients in obtaining or avoiding U.S. and foreign patents. To date, he has prepared and/or prosecuted hundreds of U.S. patents in mechanical and related technologies including heavy industrial construction equipment, medical devices, electro-mechanical devices, harvesting machinery, electric and gas fireplaces, office furniture and machinery for the printing/converting industry.
Clients value Michael’s insights early in the patent process, and often call on him at the outset of product development to help steer a path through crowded technology spaces. He brings to bear a unique perspective based on more than a decade of patent infringement and related litigation, enabling him to think forward to how courts and administrative judges will view a patent or product.
Michael has a particular focus in the field of medical devices, and frequently collaborates with doctors and engineers who are working to develop successful new products or improve on existing ones. He has a deep knowledge of their competitive landscape and prior art, and is a valued counselor on the best options to manage risk and obtain protection.