With over 16 years of experience as a registered patent agent and attorney, Mike Parsons focuses his practice on post-grant proceedings and related Federal Circuit appeals. Mike regularly represents clients in inter partes reviews (IPRs) and post-grant reviews (PGRs) before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
Mike has extensive experience representing petitioners such as Apple, Google, and Cisco in successfully invalidating over 50 patents in IPR proceedings at the PTAB and related appeals at the Federal Circuit. He was recognized by Patexia in 2022 as one of the top 100 most effective petitioner attorneys in the last five years with a 75% success rate. Technologies that Mike has litigated in these proceedings include miniature lens design, 2k and 4k video compression, body sensors and data analysis algorithms, wireless standards, secure financial payment systems, layer 2 and layer 3 networking devices and standards, and various mobile-device-related features.
Mike also has extensive experience in domestic and foreign patent acquisition personally drafting and prosecuting patent applications for companies like Salesforce, Google, NetApp, and several start-ups. Technologies that Mike has covered include wireless and wired telecommunications, artificial intelligence, cloud storage, geolocation-based mapping features, and various other mobile-device-related matters.
Mike’s prior experience at a global Am Law 100 law firm includes serving as team lead overseeing a cutting-edge artificial intelligence patent portfolio and supervising a team of attorneys and agents in all aspects of patent application drafting and domestic and foreign prosecution.
Mike’s experience in both patent acquisition and invalidation proceedings gives him a unique perspective on drafting defensible patents while avoiding issues commonly attacked in litigation like claim construction, patent eligibility under § 101, and indefiniteness under § 112.
Prior to law school, Mike was a software engineer developing mathematics software for mobile devices and other platforms. During law school, Mike served as Managing Editor for the Pierce Law Review and interned for Chief Judge Steven J. McAuliffe at the US District Court for the District of New Hampshire.
- Patexia: Top 100 most effective petitioner attorneys in the last five years with a 75% success rate (2022)
In his personal time, Mike enjoys keeping abreast of developing technology, raising his two teenage girls, and volunteering with the Allen High School Marching Band (the biggest in the country) where his oldest is a very loud and proud sousaphone.