MICHAEL HATCHER focuses his practice on patent and trade secret litigation at both the trial and appellate levels, with an emphasis on electronics and telecommunications cases, as well as drug and biologic patents cases, including pursuant to the Hatch-Waxman Act. He has extensive experience counseling clients on intellectual property issues, and also litigates trademark, breach of contract, and Internet domain name disputes. Mike has represented companies in patent, trade secret, and intellectual property matters spanning a variety of technologies, including semiconductors, power converters, telecommunications (including cellular and WiFi aspects), resin-impregnated paper manufacturing, contact lenses, pharmaceuticals, biologics, food products, oil field equipment, and diapers.
Mike holds a B.S. in electrical engineering and physics. Before attending Georgetown Law School, Mike flew jets for the U.S. Air Force, and then worked for a defense contractor as a systems engineer designing military flight simulators. After graduation, he clerked for Chief Judge Edmondson on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.