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Michelle M. Umberger

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

Perkins Coie LLP

Michelle Umberger is a partner in the Patent Litigation and Intellectual
Property Litigation practices.  A registered patent attorney, she has focused
her practice exclusively on intellectual property litigation for more than a
decade. Michelle manages complex, high-stakes cases involving a wide range of
technologies, including patents relating to microprocessors, medical devices,
antibody libraries, genetically-engineered plants and mechanical devices.  She
represents both established international companies and startups in patent
infringement, false patent marking, trademark, trade dress and unfair
competition litigation.  Michelle is also trusted to represent university
technology transfer offices in their most significant patent infringement cases.

Case History

  • Other Court Admissions
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin Wisconsin State Court
    • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Listed in Wisconsin Super Lawyers, (Rising Star - Intellectual Property Litigation), 2006 and 2007
  • Received the "Women in the Law" award from the Wisconsin Law Journal, 2012

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One East Main Street, Suite 201
Madison, WI 53703-5118
Firm Phone: 608-663-7460

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent

Lawyer of the Year


  • University of Wisconsin (BS)
  • University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D.)

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • The District of Columbia Bar

Organizations & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association — Member
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association — Member
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association — Member
  • Wisconsin Bar Association — Member
  • American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association — Member