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Michael M. Morris

Associate

Mike practices in all areas of intellectual property, providing services for identifying, procuring, and enforcing intellectual property rights. In particular, Mike has significant experience in preparing and prosecuting medical device and mechanical patent applications in the U.S. and abroad; providing freedom-to-operate, infringement/non-infringement, and invalidity/validity opinions; and monitoring competitor IP.

Prior to joining the firm, Mike spent time at a number of medical device companies developing and managing their IP portfolios and monitoring competitors. Mike also designed strategies and methods to identify competitors’ infringing products and worked with engineers and researchers to design and patent around competitors’ patents.

Prior to earning his law degree, Mike gained experience in a wide range of engineering positions and disciplines. From performing materials science research on cutting edge shape memory alloys at a national laboratory to implementing lean manufacturing techniques as a production engineer at a manufacturing plant, Mike has worked and participated in IP development in a number of areas. Mike also has first-hand experience, from a client’s perspective, in dealing with intellectual property matters, as he is also an inventor of an issued U.S. Patent.

Mike received his Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, in 2008 from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology with a major in mechanical engineering, a minor in economics, and certificates in consulting engineering and management studies. He received his J.D. degree in 2011 from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.

Mike is actively involved with Traders Point Christian Church, volunteers as a coach and practice judge for the IU Maurer School of Law’s national IP moot court teams, and enjoys participating in shooting competitions with friends and family.

Education

  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
    B.S. Mechanical Engineering, magna cum laude, 2008
  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law
    J.D., 2011

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana , 2011
  • U.S. Patent Bar, 2012

Awards/Honors

National Finalist, Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition 2011

Federal Communications Law Journal Volunteer Award 2009-2010

Ben Wilson Consulting Engineering Award 2008

Triangle Fraternity Career Achievement Award 2008

World Champion Scholastic Indoor Percussion 2001, 2000 Runner-Up

Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leader Series

Eagle Scout

Presentations

Trade Secret and Copyright Law Update, 2011 Midwest Intellectual Property Summit

Community Involvement

Coach and Practice Judge, IU Maurer School of Law IP Moot Court Teams 2011-present

Logistics Chair, 2012 Elegant Vintages Int’l Wine Auction benefiting the Indianapolis Zoo

Volunteer Recruiter, Indiana University Maurer School of Law 2011

Chair Elect, Christian Legal Society 2009-2011

Vice President Elect and Treasurer, Intellectual Property Association, Bloomington, Indiana 2009-2011

Drummer, Trader's Point Christian Church 2013-present