I am a patent litigator with the Nashville, Tennessee office of Stites & Harbison,... more
I am a patent litigator with the Nashville, Tennessee office of Stites & Harbison, PLLC. I also have extensive experience litigating intellectual property disputes involving trademarks and copyrights. In addition to litigation, I advise clients on the selection, registration, and protection of trademarks. I co-founded the Trademarkology blog (www.trademarkologist.com) to provide insights on tra... view profile
Michael is licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee and before the United... more
Michael is licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Michael is currently a shareholder with the intellectual property firm Luedeka Neely Group, P.C. in Knoxville, Tennessee. Michael’s practice includes intellectual property litigation, trademark prosecution, and patent prosecution in the mechanical practice area. In his ... view profile
Why I Became An Attorney All the blessings this country enjoys derive from the rule... more
Why I Became An Attorney All the blessings this country enjoys derive from the rule of law established in our Constitution. The system of law we inherited allows individuals to pursue their dreams, knowing their life and liberty cannot be taken without due process. This has lead to unprecedented prosperity in the history of human civilizations. As an attorney, I strive to help my clients ... view profile
Patent infringement attorneys deal with people who steal legally protected patented inventions. Examples of patent infringement include using someone else's patented medical formula to create your own cheaper cold medicine, or copying someone's patented software program so that you can build your own. If you have filed a patent and feel that someone is using your invention in an improper way, you need the services of a patent infringement attorney. Patent infringement attorneys know which options and procedures will get the desired outcome for your case (whether it's destroying the competing product, stopping the continued misuse of your invention, or compensation for the improper use of your patented invention). Patent infringement attorneys can also defend your use of materials if someone claims you have infringed on their patented invention.