Heim, Payne & Chorush co-founder 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 technologies. 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 verdicts and settlements for his clients.
Mr. Heim has expertise in evaluating patent portfolios and developing strategies to enforce and license those portfolios. With formidable legal instincts and technical acumen, 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 successfully litigated class action antitrust lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies that abuse patent laws to maintain a competitive advantage.
Mr. Heim has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering 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. His numerous professional accolades include recognition by Chambers USA, the IAM Patent 1000 and Texas Super Lawyers, as well as being named an IP Trailblazer by the National Law Journal.