Michael Hilton

Harness Dickey & Pierce plc
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Mike specializes in helping businesses solve their global patent challenges. He has prosecuted hundreds of U.S. and foreign-originated mechanical, electromechanical, and chemical patent applications in a broad range of technologies, including consumer products, automobiles, power tools, medical devices, grain and animal farming, manufacturing equipment, control systems, fuel cells, global positioning systems (GPS), electroluminescent (EL) displays (including fluorescent substances), and light emitting diodes (LED).

Mike has vast experience in helping businesses manage intellectual property related risks. He routinely prepares freedom to operate, validity, and infringement opinions, and handles USPTO reexamination and foreign opposition proceedings. When partnering is the solution, he has negotiated hundreds of intellectual property related agreements, including licenses, joint development agreements, acquisitions, and divestitures with and for Fortune 100 companies, universities, start-ups, and the government. When disputes are unavoidable, he brings experience in litigation, arbitration, and mediation (and is a trained mediator).

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