Michael is an intellectual property trial lawyer, with an emphasis on patent litigation. He is recognized for being “superb at working up cases and delivering them in the right key for district court, Federal Circuit and PTAB judges” (IAM Patent 1000, 2020). Michael has extensive experience across a wide-array of technologies and is also recognized for his patent litigation work by Chambers USA 2022, The Legal 500 US 2018 and has been named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for intellectual property litigation since 2015.
Michael Bittner is a partner in the firm’s Dallas office. He is experienced in all aspects of patent litigation (for both plaintiffs and defendants), including performing pre-filing investigations, handling complex discovery, preparing for and presenting at Markman hearings, working with fact and expert witnesses, preparing and presenting the case for dispositive motions and trial, and through appeal. He represents clients in a wide variety of technologies, including telecommunications, networking, financial services, and data management. Michael has also recently focused on cases adjudicating whether royalties for standard essential patent portfolios complied with FRAND/RAND obligations. Michael has been recognized in the area of Intellectual Property Texas in Chambers USA 2022 and as a Chambers USA Up and Coming Practitioner (2019, 2021). He is listed as a Key Lawyer in The Legal 500 in the area of Patent Litigation (2021), recognized in the IAM Patent 1000 (2019-2022), named to Benchmark Litigation’s "Under 40 Hot List" in Intellectual Property (2017 - 2020), and named as a “Rising Star” in Intellectual Property Litigation for Texas Super Lawyers (2015-2020).
Michael also has extensive experience representing clients in other intellectual property disputes, including trademark, trade dress, and trade secret litigation in Texas and across the nation. He has represented both Fortune 500 and small-to-medium sized business in disputes ranging from fixed fee brand enforcement actions and multi-million dollar “bet the business” cases.
Prior to joining Winston, Michael served as a principal in the Dallas office of another Am Law 100 firm.
Winston & Strawn LLP
Fish & Richardson P. C.
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