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Admitted to Practice

  • Washington
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Michael J. Donohue

Mike Donohue focuses on patents, with an emphasis on telecommunications, electrical, computer hardware and software, nanotechnology, mechanical, and biomedical patent matters. He counsels clients in portfolio analysis and strategic planning, and in patentability, and provides validity and infringement opinions. Mike regularly assists clients in patent and technology licensing and acquisitions, and is a frequent lecturer on patents, trade secrets, and other intellectual property subjects.

Practice Highlights
  • Works with clients to develop a custom-tailored strategic patent development plan
  • Assists a variety of clients in conducting IP due diligence evaluation for financing and acquisitions
  • Represents clients in the development of corporate patent programs
  • Assists clients in assessing potential infringement risks by new client products

Representative Experience

Patent services for Clearwire Corporation

Preparing and prosecuting patent applications related to wireless computer networks, and support intellectual property due diligence efforts in connection with corporate financing and business transactions. (Ongoing)

Patent services for Magna Force, Inc.

Preparing and prosecuting international patent portfolio related to magnetic propulsion and transportation technologies. (Ongoing)

Patent services for Microsoft

Licensing services and infringement analysis. (Ongoing) Previously prepared and prosecuted software and hardware patent applications.

Patent services for Mobilitie LLC

Preparing and prosecuting U.S. and international patent portfolio related to computer networks and wireless communication. (Ongoing)

Patent services for Opanga Networks, Inc.

Preparing and prosecuting U.S. and international patent portfolio related to network flow control mechanisms. (Ongoing)

Patent services for Thales Group

Assisting foreign client in filing and prosecuting U.S. applications related to aeronautical measurement, control, and communication technologies. (Ongoing)

Patent services for xSides Corp.

Preparing and prosecuting patent applications in computer security technology. (Ongoing)

Kistler Aerospace Corp.

Represented client in intellectual property matters, including patent prosecution for various rocket-related technologies, including reusable launch vehicles, satellite deployment technologies, interchangeable orbital vehicles, and materials testing on orbital vehicles. (2014)

Sale of business for Mobiata, LLC

Represented Mobiata, LLC, a wireless travel application developer and provider, in a sale to Expedia, Inc., structured as a reverse triangular merger. (2010) 

Patent services for AT&T Corp.

Prepared and prosecuted patent applications for AT&T regarding telecommunications technologies. (2009)

Patent services for Confirma, Inc.

Patent prosecution and strategic portfolio management services for technology related to medical imaging and analysis using multiple imaging modalities, including MRI. IP due diligence relating to financing and sale of company. (2009)

Sale of business for Confirma

Represented Confirma in its $22 million merger with Merge Healthcare Inc. Confirma is the creator of Cadstream, a medical device software system that automates the processing of breast magnetic resonance imaging studies. (2009)

ICO Services Limited

Represented commercial satellite communications company in patent prosecution for deployment of communications satellites. (2007)

Patent services for ICO Global Communications

Prepared and prosecuted international patent portfolio for satellite and terrestrial communications technology. (2005)

Patent services for Qualcomm

Prepared patent applications for CDMA and wireless telecommunications. (2003)

Teledesic LLC

Represented satellite company in patent prosecution for planned commercial broadband high-speed satellite array deployed in low-earth orbit. (2002)

Patent services for Cellular Technical Services Co.

Prepared and prosecuted patent applications regarding cell phone fraud detection. (2000)

Additional Qualifications

  • Partner, SEED Intellectual Property Law Group and predecessor Seed and Berry
  • Research and development positions with the Communication Sciences Division of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Purdue University Department of Audiology & Speech Sciences, and the University of Washington School of Medicine

Professional & Community Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Washington State Patent Law Association
  • Licensing Executives Society