The George Washington School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1986
University of Missouri, B.S. in Electrical Engineering, 1983
Languages Spoken: English
Houston Intellectual Property Law Association (Past President)
State Bar of Texas Intellectual Property Law Association (Past President)
American Intellectual Property Law Association
American Bar Association (Intellectual Property Section)
Houston Bar Association
Michael Heim is the founding partner and managing director of Heim Payne & Chorush. He possesses a unique breadth of experience in the patent industry with more than 25 years of litigation experience, experience examining and prosecuting patents at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and a scientific background. Mike’s principal focus is intellectual property litigation, and he is known in the industry as a skilled litigator of patent cases. He has led litigation teams from complaint to judgment in federal district courts in the Eastern District of Texas and across the country, winning favorable settlements and judgments for his clients.
Mike has a degree in electrical engineering, and early in his career, served three years as a Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office where he specialized in electrical communications and computer software and hardware. He often litigates cases involving technology related to his expertise in the electronics field, including computer hardware and software and wireless communications. Particularly, he has handled cases in fields ranging from microprocessors to antenna technology to on-line gaming systems to wireless LAN.
Mr. Heim has also litigated class action antitrust lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies misusing intellectual property laws to maintain exclusive rights to brand-name drugs in order to keep generic products from entering the market.
Key IP Areas:
- Filing & Prosecution
- Strategy & Advisory
- Appeals to the Federal Circuit
- IPR Proceedings at the USPTAB
- Defence incl. Aerospace Security / Unmanned Aerial Systems
- Financial Services + E-Commerce
- Information Science inc Technology + Communications
- Medical Devices
- Pharmaceuticals inc Biotechnology + Life Sciences
- Space Technology
Last updated 12th April 2018