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 involves patent infringement litigation in district courts, post-grant validity challenges before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He also teaches a course on Federal Circuit Practice and Procedure at The George Washington University Law School.
Mr. Wolfe previously served as a law clerk for the Honorable Kara F. Stoll at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and served as Court Law Clerk at the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. During law school, he interned for the Honorable Susan G. Braden at the United States Court of Federal Claims and the Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna at the Federal Circuit.
Before law school, Mr. Wolfe was a practicing engineer in Shanghai, China. As an engineer, he designed and developed eco-friendly disinfection technologies and intelligent factory-automation systems.
- 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)
- The George Washington University Law School, J.D., with Honors
- University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
- The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, magna cum laude
- 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.
- A Divided Supreme Court Upholds Inter Partes Review’s Constitutionality but Constrains the Patent Office’s Authority - April 25th, 2018
- PTAB Section 315(b) Time-Bar Determinations Reviewable at the Federal Circuit - January 10th, 2018
- Prosecution History Disclaimer Extends to IPR Proceedings - May 16th, 2017
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