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 litigation practice, Michael has represented plaintiffs and defendants in patent cases involving a wide range of technologies, including vehicle diagnostic monitoring systems, GPS tracking systems, imaging systems, environmental remediation processes, polymers, medical and dental equipment, archery products, and ornamental product designs. In addition to many patent infringement actions, Michael has litigated a wide variety of other intellectual property-related claims, including trademark and copyright infringement, unfair competition, trade secret misappropriation, violation of consumer protection laws, and contract-related claims.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Top Attorney||CityView Magazine||2015|
|Top Attorney||CityView Magazine||2014|
|Top Attorney||CityView Magazine||2013|
|Top Attorney||CityView Magazine||2012|
|Top Attorney||CityView Magazine||2011|
|Top Attorney||CityView Magazine||2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Hamilton Burnett American Inn of Court||N/A||2012 - Present|
|Knoxville Bar Association||N/A||2003 - Present|
|Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association||N/A||N/A|
|University of Tennessee College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Clemson University||BS - Bachelor of Science||2000|