Michael R. Casey is a patent attorney with more than 15 years of experience in patent law including experience in patent prosecution, patent interferences and patent litigation. Dr. Casey’s practice focuses on all aspects of computer hardware and software, as well as circuit design and telecommunications.
Dr. Casey has experience representing and counseling telecommunications, electronics and computer-technology clients- both foreign and domestic- on intellectual property law and related issues, including procurement, valuation, licensing and enforcement of intellectual property. His representations include intellectual property strategies; drafting patent opinions relating to invalidity, non-infringement, and product clearances; patent preparation and prosecution (U.S. and foreign); patent interferences; and patent litigation and trial practice, including appellate work before the Federal Circuit.
Dr. Casey’s technical background covers a variety of software, algorithms and computer-related technologies, including compilers, databases, computer architectures, encryption software and applications (including digital rights management (DRM) and PKI), computer networking software, hardware and algorithms, electronic commerce, computer graphics and animation, communications algorithms and hardware, programming languages and methodologies, and microprocessor and field programmable circuit design.
Prior to joining Davidson Berquist, Dr. Casey was a partner with a large law firm specializing in intellectual property protection. In addition to more than fifteen years of legal experience in the intellectual property field, Dr. Casey also earned advanced degrees based on his research in the fields of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Casey is a co-author on numerous papers in the areas of operating system design, heterogeneous and distributed computing systems, and mobile computing.
J.D., 1999, George Washington University
Ph.D. (Computer Science and Engineering), 1995, University of Notre Dame
M.S. Elec. Eng., University of Notre Dame
B.S. Elec. and Comp. Eng., 1990, University of Notre Dame
Dr. Casey is admitted to practice in Virginia and Maryland. He is also registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Eastern District of Virginia and the District Court for the District of Maryland. Dr. Casey is a member of the American Bar Association, the IEEE and the ACM.