Biography

Michael R. Weiner represents clients in patent infringement matters before district courts, post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and in appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. Weiner's litigation experience involves technologies such as endoscopic surgical instruments, pharmaceutical compositions, and mechanical devices such as mining equipment.

Mr. Weiner was selected for inclusion in the 2016 Illinois Super Lawyers® list. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are recognized each year.

Representative Experience

  • In Federal Circuit Court, obtained a ruling that reversed the district court’s judgment of infringement on behalf of an international manufacturer of mining equipment. The court held, in Gillespie v. Dywidag Systems International, USA*, that under a proper claim construction our client’s mine-roof-bolt product did not infringe.
  • On behalf of a leading manufacturer of endoscopic electrosurgical instruments; obtained summary judgment of non-infringement and affirmance of the decision on appeal (Canady v. ERBE Elektromedizin*).
  • Obtained a favorable claim construction ruling for pharmaceutical client on a patented formulation of an injectable anesthetic product; positioning the client to reach a favorable settlement of an infringement case before trial.

Background and Credentials

Mr. Weiner is experienced in patent litigation, patent interferences, chemical patent prosecution, and client counseling. He has represented clients in patent infringement matters before district courts, post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and in appeals to the Federal Circuit.

Mr. Weiner served formerly as a law clerk to the Honorable S. Jay Plager at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. He earned his J.D. in 1993, summa cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he served as an Articles Editor for the Law Review. He received a B.S. in Chemistry in 1984 from the University of Illinois.

Education

  • University of Illinois College of Law, Urbana-Champaign (J.D., summa cum laude)
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (B.S.)
    • Chemistry

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Publications and Presentations

Representative Matters

Card Verification Solutions, LLC v. Wells Fargo & Co.*
Northern District of Illinois

Helferich Patent Licensing, L.L.C. v. The New York Times Company*
Northern District of Illinois

Macove v. Luxton (represent The Procter & Gamble Company)
Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Matlin v. Aries (represent ACCO Brands Corporation)
Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Regents of the University of Michigan* v. St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Eastern District of Michigan

*Party Represented

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