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Debunking the “Poor Man’s Patent Myth”

Myth: If I write down my invention and mail it to myself through the USPS, I will receive some level of patent protection on my […]

Mar 19, 2020  •  Continue reading >

Attorneys Celebrate May in Indy

On Thursday, May 30, 2019, Firm attorneys celebrate May in Indy racing at Speedway Indoor Karting.

Jun 3, 2019  •  Continue reading >

U.S. Supreme Court Decision and the Importance of Registering Copyright Works Early

On March 4, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision regarding the requirement for copyright registration prior to filing a lawsuit for copyright infringement. […]

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Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, McNett & Henry LLP Promotes Two to Partnership

Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, McNett & Henry LLP is proud to announce that Jeremy Gustrowsky and Michael Morris have been named to the firm’s partnership, which […]

Jan 3, 2018  •  Continue reading >

USPTO Increasing Patent Fees for 2018

The USPTO has issued a final rule, “Setting and Adjusting Patent Fees during Fiscal Year 2017” to set or adjust certain patent fees. Notably, the […]

Nov 16, 2017  •  Continue reading >

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Michael M. Morris


As an inventor of an issued U.S. Patent obtained during Mike’s time in engineering, Mike understands a client`s perspective in dealing with intellectual property matters. His practice encompasses all areas of intellectual property law, including identifying, procuring, and enforcing patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Specifically, 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 intellectual property.

Prior to joining the Firm, Mike spent time at a number of medical device companies developing and managing their IP portfolios and monitoring competitors. He 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 working in the medical field, Mike gained valuable experience performing materials science research on cutting edge shape memory alloys at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and implementing lean manufacturing techniques as a production engineer at Cinak in Louisville, KY.

Mike is actively involved with Traders Point Christian Church and volunteers as a coach and practice judge for the IU Maurer School of Law`s national IP moot court teams.


  • 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 and Trademark Office, 2012

Professional Affiliations

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
    Corporate Practice Committee
    Vice-Chair, Patent Law IDS Subcommittee
  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law
    Coach and Practice Judge, IU Maurer School of Law IP Moot Court Teams
    Volunteer Recruiter, Indiana University Maurer School of Law 2011
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
    Bar Leader Series, Class XIII
  • International Trademark Association
  • The Indianapolis Intellectual Property American Inn of Court
  • Speaking Engagements

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

    Community Involvement

  • Fox Hollow Neighborhood Association, Board of Directors
  • Indianapolis Zoo
    Logistics Chair, 2012 Elegant Vintages International Wine Auction
  • Traders Point Christian Church
    Drummer, 2013-present