Education

Lafayette College

B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1992

Villanova University

J.D., 1999

Bar Admission

District of Columbia

Pennsylvania

Christian C. Michel

Member

Overview

Christian C. Michel specializes in litigation and the preparation and prosecution of patents, specifically in the electrical and mechanical arts. He has written and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications in a range of technologies including 3G and 4G cellular telecommunications; networking, ground fault and arc fault circuit interrupters; satellite communications; consumer electronics software and business methods; ink-jet and laser printing; biomedical devices; and election systems. His clients include many of the world’s leading telecommunications and electronics companies.

Mr. Michel has extensive knowledge and experience in counseling clients and providing opinions ranging from patent novelty to complex infringement and validity opinions. He is adept at getting to know his client’s business as well as their competitors’, devising IP strategies, and performing product clearance and even product redesigns when necessary.

Prominent Assignments

MIT v. Lockheed Martin – patent infringement - Successfully defended Lockheed Martin against an allegation of patent infringement by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Obtained a favorable Markman ruling followed by summary judgment in our client's favor. This case was reported to be the first time MIT was defeated in a patent infringement case.

Managed the filing and prosecution of over 2,500 patents for one of the leading consumer electronics companies in the world.

Professional Involvement

• Member, American Bar Association
• Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
• Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association