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Michael Wolfe

Associate, Litigation Department


Michael Wolfe is an associate in the Intellectual Property practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. His practice includes all aspects of patent-related work, including litigation before U.S. district courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission, post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and client counseling.


  • Legal Lion, Law360 (Feb. 2019)
  • Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition: National winning team and best oral argument (2016)
  • Semifinalist at the United States Swimming Olympic Team Trials (2008)


Mr. Wolfe received his law degree from The George Washington University Law School. While in law school, Mr. Wolfe worked as a judicial intern for the Honorable Susan G. Braden at the United States Court of Federal Claims and the Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. Wolfe earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Mr. Wolfe is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia.


  • Samsung Electronics: Defending at the Federal Circuit an appeal from a successful IPR that effectively terminated related district court patent infringement litigation involving semiconductor technology; in a separate matter, pursuing six, parallel inter-party reviews on five patents involving instant-messaging technology that were asserted by a patent assertion entity in district court, resulting in unpatentability for all challenged claims.
  • Walgreens: Defending at the Federal Circuit multiple, successful Covered Business Method Reviews on patent claims directed to bar code and coupon technology asserted in district court.
  • Chevron Oronite: Defending against patent-infringement assertions in district court regarding claims directed to lubricating oil compositions and pursuing parallel review at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, resulting in all challenged claims being found unpatentable.

Engagement & Publications

  • Coauthor, The APA in PTAB Proceedings: Notice and an Opportunity to Be Heard, Landslide® magazine, ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law, Volume 10, Issue 3, Jan./Feb. 2018.
  • Coauthor, PTAB Section 315(b) Time-Bar Determinations Reviewable at the Federal Circuit, Lexology, Jan. 10, 2018.
  • Coauthor, Prosecution History Disclaimer Extends to IPR Proceedings, Lexology, May 16, 2017.


  • Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court
  • PTAB Bar Association

Practice Areas

Appellate Litigation


Intellectual Property

IP Transactions and Licensing

Patent Office

Patent Litigation


Chinese (Mandarin)



District of Columbia Bar

United States Patent & Trademark Office


The George Washington University Law School, J.D. 2016

University of Hawaii at Manoa, M.S. 2010

University of Tennessee, B.S. 2008

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