Michael’s practice centers on trade secret and patent litigation, with a strong emphasis on pharmaceutical patents. Trained in microbiology and human genetics, he previously worked at Yale University School of Medicine as a laboratory supervisor at the DNA Diagnostics Laboratory.

Michael has substantial experience in Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) litigation and inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trials and Appeals Board.

He is also experienced in:

  • Due diligence projects, evaluating freedom-to-operate, patent strength and value
  • Analysis of patent validity and infringement including drafting opinions
  • Prosecuting patent applications to allowance

Before Fox Rothschild

Prior to joining Fox, Michael was an attorney at an IP boutique law firm based in New York. Before that, he worked as a legal intern at the same firm while he was attending law school.

Before law school, Michael worked at Yale University School of Medicine in the DNA Diagnostics Laboratory, designing new diagnostic tests, including tests for Canavan disease, Tay-Sachs disease and predisposition to breast cancer.

While earning his doctoral degree at the University of Michigan, Michael received a number of honors and recognitions, including the Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship and the James V. Neel Fellowship for Academic Excellence as well as a Genetics Training Grant. He was also honored with the Award for Outstanding Clinical Educator for his efforts in establishing a program in which undergraduate students in laboratory medicine completed a three-month rotation in the DNA Diagnostics Laboratory at the Yale University School of Medicine to gain experience with molecular genetics techniques.

Honors & Awards

  • Included in a list of Rising Stars by "Super Lawyers" in New York Metro (2015-2016)