Michael Turner focuses a significant amount of his practice handling reexaminations, inter partes review, covered business method review, and post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board at the United States Patent and Trademark, particularly as they relate to ongoing litigation. He has successfully helped firm clients navigate their strategic options during litigation. Mr. Turner also has an active litigation practice, handling litigation and Patent Office matters for clients in a variety of technical fields.
Mr. Turner focuses his litigation and patent practice work in the electrical, mechanical, telecommunications, and software technologies. He has worked across a broad spectrum of technologies, including automotive navigation, communication, braking, lighting, and collision avoidance systems, multimedia devices, and measurement and control systems for high-precision machine tools, as well as on behalf of software developers of mobile applications and electronic software licensing systems.
Mr. Turner also has an active patent prosecution practice, and has represented industry leaders before the United States Patent and Trademark Office in diverse fields, such as automotive navigation, display, and sensor systems, surgical devices, alternative energy systems including solar cells and wind turbines, and systems for structuring and operating financial markets and auctions, among others.