Michael H. Fleck, Associate


Michael Fleck is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. He prepares and prosecutes patent applications related to a wide variety of technologies, particularly in the mechanical and electro-mechanical arts. Mr. Fleck also advises clients in matters related to patent infringement, patent validity, and patentability. His experience includes

  • Drafting over 70 utility patent applications for mechanical and electro-mechanical arts.
  • Prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications through issuance.
  • Drafting non-infringement, freedom-to-operate, and invalidity opinions.
  • Conducting due diligence investigations for product releases and corporate acquisitions.
  • Advising in-house counsel and corporate officers on drafting and prosecution strategy.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • DePaul University College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2011)
    • DePaul Law Review (Member)
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Legal Profession (May 2010)
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Trial Advocacy II (May 2011)
  • North Carolina State University (B.S.M.E., magna cum laude, 2007)
    • Major: Mechanical Engineering

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers®–Rising Stars Edition (2015-present: Intellectual Property)
  • Law Clerk for Justice Rodolfo Garcia, Illinois Appellate Court, First District, Sixth Division, Chicago, IL (January – May 2011)