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Dr. Michael Sartori is a partner in the firm's Intellectual Property Department. As a registered patent attorney, he focuses his practice on patent prosecution, patent portfolio counseling, and patent litigation. Prior to joining Baker Botts, Dr. Sartori served for over a decade as Chair of the Patent Prosecution and Counseling Group at another AMLaw 100 firm.
For patent prosecution and counseling, Dr. Sartori is a recognized thought leader in using Examiner analytics and provides a comprehensive, business-goal-orientated, data-driven approach to developing and managing his client's patent portfolios. Keeping his client's business objectives in mind, Dr. Sartori crafts and implements cost-effective strategies to assist his client's goals for their patent portfolio, whether U.S. only or worldwide.
For patent litigation and counseling, Dr. Sartori provides guidance prior to and during patent litigation, whether in an inter partes review (IPR), at a U.S. district court, or at the Federal Circuit. He often serves as part of a cohesive and tactical litigation team that is driven to assist with the client's litigation goals. He has also provided opinions leading up to litigation, including infringement, validity and enforceability opinions, as well as freedom-to-operate opinions.
Dr. Sartori has provided patent guidance to various U.S., Asian, and European clients in a wide variety of fields, including semiconductors, consumer electronics, electro-optics, video processing, Internet communications, software, e-commerce, mobile apps, defense systems, industrial manufacturing, medical devices, consumer products, and industrial designs. He has worked with large multinational corporations, U.S. companies, start-ups, and individual inventors.
Dr. Sartori's experience as a researcher and as a Patent Examiner provides a skilled perspective to the U.S. patent system. Prior to becoming a patent attorney, he conducted research in the areas of artificial intelligence, neural networks, multi-dimensional signal processing, and underwater acoustic signal processing and was granted several patents for his inventions. While serving as a Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Dr. Sartori examined patent applications for computer speech processing, including recognition, processing and synthesis of speech, and received the Patent Academy's Distinguished Graduate Award.
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