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Levy.Michael_4705.LRMichael K. Levy
Partner, Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP

Michael has nearly 20 years’ experience advising companies in the pharmaceutical, drug delivery, biologic, medical device and industrial chemical fields in all areas of patent law. An experienced litigator, he appears in cases before federal district courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. A registered patent attorney, Michael also has experience before the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in post grant proceedings such as inter partes reviews (IPRs) and reexaminations. Michael also prosecutes patent applications in the chemical and life sciences areas, counsels inventors and patent owners on the scope and validity of their intellectual properties, and advises clients as to any potential for infringement of the patent rights of others. Michael earned his J.D. in 1995 from the University of Maryland School of Law. He received his M.S. (Chemical Engineering) in 1992 from the University of Virginia and his B.S. (Chemistry) from Franklin & Marshall College in 1990.

Mudge, Brian Brian S. Mudge
Partner, Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP

Brian assists clients with a broad variety of intellectual property litigation, acquisition and counseling matters concerning patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. He has provided opinions regarding the scope and validity of patents and trademarks, has defended against claims of infringement of intellectual property rights, and has assisted clients in evaluating, acquiring and enforcing patent portfolios. He has prosecuted patent applications and has handled patent post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including inter partes review and reexamination cases. He has counseled clients in trademark selection, assisted clients in protecting works of authorship and assisted in the protection and licensing of proprietary technology. Brian earned his J.D. in 1991, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He received his M.S.  in Systems Engineering in 1984 and his B.S., magna cum laude, in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979.

 

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