Michael Golenson is a Senior Associate with Masuda Funai's Litigation and Intellectual Property Practice Groups. He is an experienced litigator with a primary focus on intellectual property litigation matters, particularly patent litigation in federal courts and at the United States International Trade Commission (ITC). He is skilled in all phases of the litigation process, including trial and appellate work, motion practice, fact and expert discovery, claim construction, development of case strategies and defenses, and pleadings.
In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Golenson routinely counsels clients regarding freedom to operate and patentability of inventions as well as various other IP- and litigation-related issues. He also has experience in handling AIA post-grant proceedings at the United States Patent and Trademark Office as part of an overall litigation strategy, drafting license agreements, and conducting settlement negotiations.
Mr. Golenson's experience spans a broad range of technologies, including automotive vision-based driver assistance systems, banking products and systems, consumer and commercial printers, digital cameras, image processing, cellular telephones, telecommunications, mechanical devices, baking and food processing systems, gaming devices, medical devices, liquid crystal displays, stem cell therapies, home building products, and drug testing devices.
Prior to joining Masuda Funai, Mr. Golenson spent more than seven years practicing intellectual property law with a major international law firm and a large national law firm. Prior to his law firm experience, Mr. Golenson clerked for the Honorable Edward A. Bobrick (Ret.), Special Master to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and arbitrator/mediator with JAMS Arbitration, Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Services. Mr. Golenson also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Ronald A. Guzman of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Mr. Golenson is a registered Patent Attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.