Michael T. Hawkins is a principal in the Twin Cities office of Fish & Richardson P.C. His practice emphasizes post-grant proceedings, pre-suit investigations, U.S. and foreign patent portfolio strategy and management, patentability analysis, clearance investigations, intellectual property licensing and agreements, and due diligence investigations. Mr. Hawkins is a specialist in inter partes reviews/post-grant proceedings, representing both patent owners and third party challengers in numerous proceedings, including serving as lead counsel for Google, ResMed, Huawei, Samsung, Microsoft, and Arctic Cat in various post-grant proceedings. He develops strategic, cost-effective solutions for these clients to achieve their business goals and/or litigation objectives/settlements. Not only does Mr. Hawkins represent a number of Fortune 100 companies, but his work also focuses on strategic counseling for emerging companies to develop a comprehensive approach to intellectual property, such as conducting freedom to operate studies, obtaining patent protection in the U.S. and abroad, and planning defensive and offensive strategies. In addition to his victories in his field, Mr. Hawkins was recognized in "The World's Leading Patent Practitioners" by IAM Patent 1000, where he was singled out nationally as a leading attorney for post-grant proceedings (2020). He has also been recognized as an "Up & Coming" lawyer by Minnesota Lawyer, and as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine (Minnesota 2016).
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