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  1. Litigation: 30%
    37 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Trademark Infringement: 25%
    20 years, 10 cases
  3. Patent Infringement: 25%
    30 years, 60 cases
  4. International Law: 10%
    20 years, 10 cases
  5. Antitrust & Trade Law: 10%
    37 years, 50 cases



Hourly ($500-700/hour), contingent (20-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Pro bono (10%)

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  • Robert Anthony Hartsoe

    Mike has a mind well suited to mapping out all the moves before they happen and plotting a course for a client that has the best chance at a positive outcome. Top notch.


    Robert Hartsoe Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

One West Fourth St.
Winston Salem, NC, 27101


SCGood Standing197803/07/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who in American Law2014
Who's Who in the SoutheastMarquis Who's Who2014
Best Lawyers - Intellectual Property & Commercial LitigationBest Lawyers in America2014
Legal EliteBusiness North Carolina Magazine2014
Who's Who in AmericaMarquis Who's Who2014
Top Lawyers Commercial LitigationAmerican Lawyer/Corporate Counsel2011
William F. Womble Award for Service to the BarWomble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC2006
Distinguished Service AwardLex Mundi, Inc.1999
Distinguished Service AwardFederal Circuit Bar Association1997
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1982
Editor in ChiefSouth Carolina Law Review1977
Algernon Sydney Sullivan AwardFurman University1972
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberWomble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC1986 - Present
AssociateWomble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC1978 - 1986
Research Assistant, Prof. William McAninchUniversity of South Carolina School of Law1976 - 1977
Law Clerk, University CounselUniversity of South Carolina1975 - 1976
Office ManagerWyche Burgess Freeman & Parham, P.A.1973 - 1975
PresidentLiberty Legal Service, Inc.1969 - 1972
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lex Mundi Pro Bono FoundationBoard of Directors and Secretary2011 - Present
Winston-Salem State UniversityBoard of Advisors, International Studies2010 - Present
Wake Forest University School of LawBoard of Advisors, Wake Forest Intellectual Property Law Journal2007 - 2012
Licensing Executives SocietyMember2000 - 2005
Lex Mundi, Inc.Chair, Board of Directors1998 - 1999
Piedmont Opera Theatre, Inc.Board of Directors1996 - 1998
Furman University Alumni AssociationBoard of Directors1995 - 2000
Lex Mundi, Inc.Board of Directors1995 - 2000
International Bar AssociationMember1994 - 2006
Federal Circuit Bar AssociationBoard of Governors1994 - 1997
Federal Circuit Bar AssociationMember1990 - 2013
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember1987 - 2012
National Association of Law PlacementMember1986 - 1988
National Association of College and University AttorneysEditorial Board, Journal of College and University Law1984 - 1986
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Fidelity and Surety Law CommitteeMember1980 - 1986
North Carolina Association of Defense AttorneysMember1978 - 1986
American Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
Forsyth County Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
South Carolina Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
Association of Legal AdministratorsMember1973 - 1975
South Carolina Manpower Planning CouncilMember1971 - 1972
South Carolina Student Body Presidents AssociationChair1971 - 1972
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
American ORT v. ORT IsraelPreliminary Injunction granted against defendant
American ORT v. ORT IsraelRefused to modify preliminary injunction
Robert Yale v. National IndemnityAffirmed summary judgment
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Publication nameTitleDate
Advokaatti (Publication of Finnish Bar Society)Tietotekniikkaa Kaytettava Harkiten Oikeudenkaynnissa2000
The Brief (publication of NC Trial Lawyers' Association)Duties in the Corporate Context1998
The American Lawyer's Corporate Counsel MagazineWhither Patent Disputes1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Furman UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Noerr Litigation Conference 2011Litigation: Rethinking Value2011
In-House Counsel Global SymposiumLawyers Reaching Out Internationally2011
Womble UniversityPatent Lawsuits in the U.S. Federal Courts2008
Lex Mundi 2008 Annual and Latin America/Caribbean Regional ConferenceThe Global Financial Crisis: Government Intervention and What It Means for Lawyers and Their Clients2008
Levick Roundtable on Multi-Disciplinary PracticesAustralian-American MDP Confab Shows US Lawyers in No Hurry to Turn Hybrid2000
LES Scandinavia Annual MeetingUsing Technology to Manage IPR Disputes2000
Legal Times Round-TableThe State of Patent Litigation: A Round-table Discussion1997
Annual MeetingNorth Carolina Business TortsN/A