Mike received a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the Texas A&M University (1989), and a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Houston School of Law (1999). Mike began his legal career at the international law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, where he worked for close to fifteen years. Mike became a partner at Fulbright & Jaworski in 2008. He decided to leave big law firm practice in 2016, when he joined with Alberto to form Amatong McCoy LLC. Prior to law school, Mike worked for Lockheed Martin Tactical Aircraft Systems in Fort Worth.
Mike has experience and expertise in all aspects of Intellectual Property Law, with emphasis on technology-based litigation matters involving patents, copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks and unfair competition; counseling clients on a wide range of intellectual property issues such as securing, managing and maximizing profit from intellectual property; evaluating liability exposure associated with intellectual property rights of competitors; reviewing and revising internal controls for intellectual property such as employment, confidentiality and non-compete agreements; and providing due diligence support for mergers and acquisitions involving intellectual property; and patent and trademark prosecution.
Some of Mike’s recent representative experience includes representing a drilling contractor in a patent infringement suit related to deep water drilling technology; advising a client in a worldwide patent enforcement strategy; assisting clients in protecting intellectual assets, including providing organizational framework for managing new ideas, analyzing patent strategies of competitors, and training employees on important aspects intellectual property; and drafting and prosecuting numerous patent and trademark applications.