Michael Karson

Shareholder at Winstead PC
Ranked in Legal, Licensing, Technology transfer, Valuation
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“Among the most skilled and experienced litigators in the United States, Michael Karson handles complex cases and issues extremely well and puts in top-notch performances at trial.”

Michael Karson's Profile

Michael Karson is an experienced trial lawyer who helps his clients monetise their patent portfolios and protect their intellectual property rights in federal courts and before the United States International Trade Commission.

With a master’s degree in electrical engineering, Mr Karson is adept in distilling and explaining complex technical issues in straightforward terms for judges and juries. It is this skill that contributes to his teams’ successes, including when representing innovative meter pioneers, including in the smart electricity meter, data storage, and telecommunications industries. He was also a member of the team that won a trial verdict against Facebook involving virtual reality technology and associated intellectual property.

Mr Karson has a depth of technical knowledge in areas such as accelerated erasure coding for data storage in distributed computing systems, 3G, 4G and now 5G cellular communications technology and equipment, mobile device management, wireless smart electricity metering, industrial cooling equipment, a myriad of data communications technologies, and medical devices, among others.

Mr Karson’s preparation, attention to detail, and courtroom experience allows him to skillfully prepare cases for successful outcomes, argue at Markman hearings, and question both friendly and hostile fact and expert witnesses at trial.

Winstead’s unique and nimble model reduces client conflicts and affords Mr Karson, and his team, the opportunity to develop innovative fee arrangements, making him a true partner with his clients.

Mr Karson is the father to three daughters and in what little spare time he has, he enjoys woodworking.

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