Michael Knierim is a seasoned patent litigator who has represented both plaintiffs and defendants throughout all stages of patent disputes brought before district courts, the International Trade Commission, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. With his background in physics, Mr. Knierim maintains a diverse practice spanning a broad range of technological fields, including media and telecommunications, optics, electronics, medical devices, imaging, as well as software and business methods, where he leverages his proficiency in writing and reading source code. Clients and colleagues have recognized Mr. Knierim for his deep technical strength across numerous areas, as well as his skill leveraging that strength in the courtroom to effectively cross-examine expert witnesses at trial. He also has experience arguing before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in multiple inter partes reviews. In addition to patent litigation, Mr. Knierim also counsels clients on patent portfolio development and strategies, patent validity and infringement, and clearance in connection with due diligence matters. He has also advised clients on a variety of standard essential patent (SEP) and standards-related issues, including patent pool formation and participation, prosecution of essential patents, and litigation involving SEPs. He has experience with numerous standard setting organizations and technical standards, including IEEE 802.11, Bluetooth, MPEG-4, AVC, MVC, HEVC, ATSC, Blu-ray, MPEG-DASH, and LTO.