About Mike

Proactive and focused counsel on patent opinion, prosecution and patent litigation

Mike Jaskolski has advised national and multinational companies on patent matters for more than 30 years. He focuses on:

  • Clearance, infringement and validity determinations and opinions
  • Strategic patent prosecution
  • IP enforcement and litigation
  • Patent portfolio development and management

Mike is a highly strategic thinker and tenacious advocate for his clients who has written and prosecuted hundreds of U.S. and foreign patents, written more than 1,000 validity and/or infringement opinions in his career, and developed and implemented detailed litigation strategies in many cases.

Mike’s strengths include understanding and protecting the "secret sauce" in his client's innovations using proven strategies that result in robust patent rights and developing bullet proof validity and right-to-use opinions. He quickly and accurately assesses patent infringement risks and defenses and, from the start, plots litigation strategies aligned with specific client goals. Doing so gives clients a strategic advantage: greater certainty in their enforcement and defensive efforts and, when litigation is necessary, a much shorter litigation lifecycle that saves time and money.

Experience in Action

  • Developing and managing the strategic direction of patent, trade secret and other litigation matters, focusing on front-end deep dives to develop consummate understanding of a case.
  • Developing every facet of infringement and validity opinions.
  • Working with teams of litigators on all types of patent cases.
  • Developing and managing post-grant Patent Office proceedings, including inter partes reviews (IPR) and post grant reviews (PGR).
  • Developing and implementing strategic patent portfolio management and commercialization plans.
  • Advising on all aspects of cyber law, including privacy, copyright, trademark and domain, digital signatures, jurisdiction and business method matters.
  • Counseling on licensable assets, identifying potential licensees and negotiating license terms.
  • Conducting IP due diligence in the context of transactions, providing succinct summaries regarding prudence of various types of contemplated relationships and negotiating positions.

Professional Recognitions

  • Named Best Lawyers' "2012 Milwaukee Patent Law Lawyer of the Year"
  • Named Best Lawyers' "2011 Milwaukee Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year"
  • Listed in Chambers USA® (2008–present: Intellectual Property)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2007–present: Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Patent; Patent Law)

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