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Michael E. Noe

Michael E. Noe is a Member in Dickinson Wright's intellectual property group. Michael’s practice focuses on many aspects of intellectual property law, including the preparation and prosecution of patents, trademarks and copyrights.

Michael’s reputation for enthusiastically and intuitively helping people understand and exploit intellectual property, whether offensively and defensively, makes raving fans of his legal work. With MBA, engineering and JD degrees, he has strong business, technical and legal acumen to listen to and advise clients to strategically navigate the issues they face.

Michael brings over 25 years of legal experience, preparing and prosecuting thousands of U.S. and foreign patents.  He has represented clients in a wide spectrum of different technologies, including electric motors, building products, automotive, aviation, aerospace, roofing, siding, drywall, insulation, ceilings, trim, decking, fencing, solar systems, performance plastics, abrasives, technical fabrics, ceramic materials, disk drives, pipe systems, renewable energy systems, tools and software for hydrocarbon exploration and production, geothermal energy, fluid dynamics, materials science, medical, surgical and dental devices, therapeutic rehabilitation and fitness systems, industrial machinery, nanotechnology, agriculture, irrigation systems, kitchen and entertainment products, consumer products, pet products and many others.

Michael also has a strong track record of taking patent applications on appeal before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences. He is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and he is a member of the State Bar of Texas. 


Education & Credentials


Texas Tech University

M.B.A., 1993

The University of Texas at Austin

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1988

University of Houston Law Center

J.D., 1996

Bar Admission

  • Texas1996

Prominent Assignments

Starting with a solo inventor of disruptive motor technology, helped grow a start-up into a currently pre-IPO company over several years by acting as outside legal counsel to strategically develop, apply for and obtain a global patent and trademark portfolio to secure funding and form very significant barriers to competition.

Developed patent strategy and significant international patent assets for a therapeutic rehabilitation company.

Told by the chief IP counsel of a Fortune 500 building products company, “You are my go-to guy for all things IP.”  Responsible for counsel, strategy and execution of the company’s large intellectual property portfolio.

A pro bono inventor, a single mother, and communications equipment installer, invented a tool.  Prepared and prosecuted her patent, and licensed the patent to one of the largest tool manufacturers to obtain a patent royalty stream to help her raise her daughter.

Worked with R&D PhD scientists for one of the largest aerospace companies to enhance and maintain their patent portfolio.

Acting as IP outside counsel for a mid-sized subsidiary of a publicly-traded industrial conglomerate, the conglomerate’s C-level leadership was so impressed with Michael’s work that they replaced their existing IP law firms for their various subsidiaries with him and our firm.

Professional Involvement

  • State Bar of Texas

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
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