Michael Collins has twenty-nine years of experience litigating patent, trade secret, unfair competition and other technology-related matters. In recent years, his practice has concentrated on patent litigation, representing both patent owners and defendants in federal district courts throughout the country. He has also represented clients in post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, Section 337 investigations before the International Trade Commission and appeals before the Federal Circuit. In addition to patent litigation, Michael has substantial experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in trade secret matters in the state courts of both Texas and Florida. He was named a “Texas Super Lawyer” in the area of Intellectual Property Litigation in each of the years from 2013 through 2018.
Michael has handled cases involving a wide range of technologies, including semiconductors, oil and gas production, materials science, software, consumer electronics, wireless telecommunications systems, LED display panels, vehicle location tracking, optics, building structures, medical devices, food processing, transportation, conventional and nuclear power, petrochemicals, industrial valves, combined cycle gas turbines, petrochemical catalyst handling methods, corrugated packaging, and flywheel energy storage systems.
- University of Houston Law Center, J.D. (Cum Laude)
- Rice University, Master of Mechanical Engineering
- Rice University, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
- State Bar of Texas
- United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas
- Registered Patent Attorney - United States Patent and Trademark Office
- Registered Professional Engineer, Texas (Inactive Status)
- Texas Bar Foundation – Fellow
- Houston Bar Foundation – Fellow
- Houston Intellectual Property Law Association