MIKE FRANZINGER is a trial and appellate lawyer for clients in patent, trade secret and other technically-oriented litigation and administrative proceedings. His practice focuses on Section 337 investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). As a member of Sidley’s IP Litigation group, Mike routinely handles technical issues ranging from electronics and software to chemistry and materials science, and has taken on leading roles at trial, including first-chair counsel. He has also litigated petitions for inter partes review before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
Mike has been a principal contributor to numerous Sidley IP litigation successes, including:
- Eight ITC investigation wins in the past decade.
- Defeating a summary judgment motion seeking dismissal of the client’s antitrust claims in standard-essential patent / FRAND licensing litigation.
- A jury verdict of noninfringement in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, thwarting plaintiff’s claim for damages in the high nine figures.
- Persuading a Court-appointed neutral expert witness in a semiconductor case to opine in our client’s favor on both noninfringement and invalidity.