Brian R. Michalek Joins Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr's Intellectual Property Litigation Practice
Brian R. Michalek has joined Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr as a partner in the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice, resident in the Chicago office.
Mr. Michalek helps companies protect their technological innovations, advances, and brand reputation through his intellectual property law practice. As a patent litigator, he has advised clients on a variety of disputes involving software-based technologies, wireless transactions and communications, medical devices, and plastic extrusion technology.
Mr. Michalek also assists clients in patent transactions and licensing, patent prosecution, and opinion matters. More specifically, he drafts, negotiates, and executes patent, trade secret, and trademark purchase and technology transfer license agreements. Mr. Michalek also drafts patent applications and prosecutes patents before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He also develops and structures patent licensing programs and negotiates licensing deals.
"We are thrilled to welcome Brian to Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr," said Jason St. John, chair of the Firm's Litigation Department. "Brian brings a broad skill set in intellectual property law that will complement the firm's practices in litigation as well as in corporate law, particularly in the areas of patents and technology licensing."
Mr. Michalek earned his J.D. from University of San Diego School of Law. He also has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Notre Dame.
About Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
The 400-plus attorneys of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr are dedicated to providing client-centric counsel to businesses throughout the United States and internationally from 16 offices stretching down the East Coast from Boston to Miami and extending into the Midwest by way of Chicago and Minneapolis. We work with well-known corporations, exciting start-ups and an array of closely held and privately held companies, as well as institutions of higher education, nonprofits and governmental entities. As a full-service law firm, we handle matters involving bankruptcy, business and finance, estates and trusts, litigation and real estate services. We also advise on intellectual property, immigration and foreign investment services. Energy, higher education, insurance and life sciences are among our core industries of focus.