Michael Heim specializes exclusively in intellectual property litigation and antitrust lawsuits involving intellectual property. Mr. Heim represents plaintiffs and defendants throughout the United States in patent litigation in a wide range of technologies including microprocessors, computer architecture, memory control systems, cellular telephone systems, data transmission systems, on-line gaming systems, database caching software, logging-while drilling systems, and a host of other high-tech technologies. Mr. Heim possesses a unique breadth of experience in the patent industry with 25 years of litigation experience, experience examining and prosecuting patents at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and has a scientific background. He has led litigation teams from complaint to judgment in federal district courts in the Eastern District of Texas and across the country, winning favorable settlements and judgments for his clients.
Mr. Heim has expertise in evaluating patent portfolios and developing strategies to enforce and license those portfolios. A skilled litigator, he is able to understand and communicate highly complex technical and legal issues to both judges and jurors allowing him to help protect countless innovative ideas on behalf of his clients. Mr. Heim has also litigated class action antitrust lawsuits focusing on the manner in which companies use their intellectual property to maintain exclusive rights to their products.
Mr. Heim has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering received from the University of Missouri with numerous academic honors. He received his J.D. degree from The George Washington University Law School, also with honors. While in law school, he served three years as a Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, with his primary work focusing on electrical communications and computer software and hardware.