Michael A. Dorfman is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice. He has represented numerous high technology plaintiff and defendant companies in a variety of intellectual property litigation, licensing and counseling matters relating to patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, and contract disputes. He has litigated significant actions in federal courts around the country, including in major federal dockets such as the Eastern District of Texas, the Northern District of California, the District of Delaware, and the Northern District of Illinois.
Mr. Dorfman has proficiency in the electrical, computer and mechanical fields, and has handled litigation and licensing matters involving diverse technical areas including: liquid crystal displays, digital still cameras, cellular telephones, LCD projectors, interactive whiteboards, high speed cooking devices, coronary stents, insurance valuation software, microprocessor-controlled vehicle engine analyzers, high frequency battery chargers, programmable logic controllers, Internet trading systems for securities, and video processing and synchronization circuitry. His prior litigation experience includes all aspects of litigation, from pre-filing investigation and counseling through trial or settlement.
Further, Mr. Dorfman has prepared legal opinions regarding patent infringement and validity, and regularly counsels clients with respect to allegations of infringement. He also has substantial familiarity with issues that arise in connection with software and other technology-related licenses, and regularly assists clients in resolving related disputes.
Mr. Dorfman received a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a JD from the DePaul University College of Law. He is admitted to practice in Illinois and before the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the US District Court for the Western District of Michigan and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.