Michael Pate

Practice Areas

Patent Procurement
IP counseling, portfolio analysis, and strategic planning
Due Diligence Studies and IP Audits

Relevant Experience

Senior litigation counsel.
Represented clients in procuring U.S. and foreign patents in a variety of technologies including computer hardware and software, Internet-related technology, printing devices, network-related hardware and software, interactive and high-definition television technology, financial management systems, and various types of business methods.
Assisted clients with evaluating and developing intellectual property portfolios.
Advised clients on various intellectual property issues, including identifying key areas for patent protection.
Prepared and negotiated contracts and license agreements.
Prepared infringement opinions and validity opinions.
Performed due diligence studies.

Prior Professional Experience

Pate, Pierce & Baird, P.C.


MSEE, University of Utah, 2014
BSEE, University of Utah, 2012

Juris Doctorate, Brigham Young University, 2005
BSME, Brigham Young University, 2002


State Bar of Utah
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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