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Intellectual Property Disputes, Litigation & Appeals

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Intellectual Property Disputes, Litigation & Appeals

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Patent litigation in federal court

Patent Office litigation, including inter partes review & post-grant proceedings

Federal Circuit appeals

Trade secret litigation

Antitrust litigation

Intellectual property disputes, patent assertions & demand letters

We understand you.
Judges and juries understand us.

We are trial lawyers specializing in prosecuting and defending patent and intellectual property disputes, litigation, and appeals. Engineers by training, we have the technical acumen to handle complex technologies and distill them into clear and engaging stories for judges and juries.

With backgrounds as BigLaw partners and practice group leaders, and 35 years of combined experience, we formed a boutique law firm to offer our clients the same high-quality legal services and attention to detail, with flexibility and alternative fee arrangement options.

We have successfully handled contested matters in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and federal courts throughout the United States. Our successes have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Economist, The Daily Journal, and Law360. Our track record of substantial jury verdicts and client settlements speaks for itself.

Our clients range from large, publicly-traded companies to small, privately-held businesses. We are fortunate to have longstanding relationships with our clients and thoroughly enjoy partnering with them.

About Us

We understand you. Judges and juries understand us.

We are trial lawyers specializing in prosecuting and defending patent and intellectual property disputes, litigation, and appeals. Engineers by training, we have the technical acumen to handle complex technologies and distill them into clear and engaging stories for judges and juries.

With backgrounds as BigLaw partners and practice group leaders, and 35 years of combined experience, we formed a boutique law firm to offer our clients the same high-quality legal services and attention to detail, with flexibility and alternative fee arrangement options.

We have successfully handled contested matters in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and federal courts throughout the United States. Our successes have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Economist, The Daily Journal, and Law360. Our track record of substantial jury verdicts and client settlements speaks for itself.

Our clients range from large, publicly-traded companies to small, privately-held businesses. We are fortunate to have longstanding relationships with our clients and thoroughly enjoy partnering with them.

About Us

Michelle Armond

Michelle E. Armond
949.932.0778
michelle.armond@armondwilson.com

Michelle Armond is an intellectual property litigator described as “brilliant” and “a post-grant star” by IAM 1000The Daily Journal named her a Top Intellectual Property Lawyer (2022) and Managing IP recognized her as an “IP Star” (2020-22).

Michelle represents clients in a broad range of high-stakes intellectual property disputes involving patents, trademarks, and trade secrets.  Her work encompasses inter partes review at the U.S. Patent Office, litigation in federal court, and appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court.

Michelle blends her training in electrical engineering at Caltech and compelling narratives to devise winning strategies.  A charismatic courtroom presence and mastery of the nuances of the dispute make her a formidable advocate.  Registered as a patent attorney with the U.S. Patent Office, Michelle fluently handles cases involving a variety of technologies, including electronics, software, mechanical, electro-mechanical, medical devices, and consumer goods.

Additionally, Michelle is a media commentator and invited speaker.  She serves with leading advocates and judges on the Sedona Conference, advising the industry on best practices in patent litigation. She previously was on the faculty for the Patent Resources Group, teaching a course covering intellectual property litigation, inter partes review, and advanced Federal Circuit appellate law to practicing attorneys.

Before co-founding Armond Wilson, Michelle was a partner and practice group leader at the national intellectual property law firm Knobbe Martens. She began her law practice at Irell & Manella.

Michelle has also been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters (2020-22), a top patent professional in the IAM 1000 (2019-22), on the “40 and Under Hotlist” by Benchmark Litigation (2018), and a “Rising Star” in intellectual property litigation by Thomson Reuters (2009-18).

J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law
B.S. with honors, electrical engineering, California Institute of Technology

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Douglas Wilson

Douglas R. Wilson
512.267.1663
doug.wilson@armondwilson.com

Douglas Wilson is a nationally recognized trial attorney litigating a wide variety of intellectual property disputes spanning patents, trade secrets, antitrust, and appeals in the state and federal courts.  A “badass litigator” (Law360), he “stands out for his technical fluency in the electronics arena” with “exceptional knowledge of the law” (IAM 1000).  Doug was awarded Lawyer of the Year for Patent Litigation in Austin (2023). He has handled disputes at all levels of the federal judiciary: district court, appellate court, and U.S. Supreme Court.

An aggressive litigator and skilled strategist, Doug balances his mastery of the details and nuances of a dispute while keeping the big picture firmly in his sights.  His flawless oral arguments and trial presentations have resulted in high-profile wins and favorable settlements at the trial court and appellate level.

Doug is a trailblazer at the Patent Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), having the distinction of successfully arguing the first inter partes review resulting in a decision confirming patentability of all challenged claims. He has successfully represented both petitioners and patent owners in dozens of victories at the PTAB, with these favorable outcomes resolving disputes and driving client victories in parallel high-stakes district court patent litigation cases.

Doug’s combination of technical fluency is valued by judges and clients. Drawing on his prior engineering career, his expertise covers an array of technical fields. He has handled litigation involving everything from microprocessors, graphics processors, source code, networking, video games, cellular telephones, web design, computer software, oilfield equipment, and pharmaceuticals.

Doug is ranked as a top patent professional internationally in the IAM 1000 (2018-22), by the Best Lawyers in America (2017-21), and a top-rated Super Lawyer in intellectual property litigation (2017-21).

Previously, Doug served as a judicial law clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington D.C., and was partner at the litigation firm Heim, Payne & Chorush LLP. He served on the executive committee of the Honorable Lee Yeakel IP American Inn of Court.

J.D. with honors, Order of the Coif, University of Texas School of Law
B.S. summa cum laude, chemical engineering, Lamar University

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Amy Han

Amy Han
949.386.7623
amy.han@armondwilson.com

J.D., Boston University
B.S., bioengineering, UCLA

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Josepher Li

Josepher Li
949.386.8229
josepher.li@armondwilson.com

J.D., Ohio State University
S.B., aerospace eng., MIT

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Patrick Maloney

Patrick Maloney
949.386.1611
patrick.maloney@armondwilson.com

J.D., UC Davis
B.S., chemistry, UC Davis

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About Us

Michelle Armond

Michelle E. Armond
949.932.0778
michelle.armond@armondwilson.com

Michelle Armond is an intellectual property litigator described as “brilliant” and “a post-grant star” by IAM 1000The Daily Journal named her a Top Intellectual Property Lawyer (2022) and Managing IP recognized her as an “IP Star” (2020-22).

Michelle represents clients in a broad range of high-stakes intellectual property disputes involving patents, trademarks, and trade secrets.  Her work encompasses inter partes review at the U.S. Patent Office, litigation in federal court, and appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court.

Michelle blends her training in electrical engineering at Caltech and compelling narratives to devise winning strategies.  A charismatic courtroom presence and mastery of the nuances of the dispute make her a formidable advocate.  Registered as a patent attorney with the U.S. Patent Office, Michelle fluently handles cases involving a variety of technologies, including electronics, software, mechanical, electro-mechanical, medical devices, and consumer goods.

Additionally, Michelle is a media commentator and invited speaker.  She serves with leading advocates and judges on the Sedona Conference, advising the industry on best practices in patent litigation. She previously was on the faculty for the Patent Resources Group, teaching a course covering intellectual property litigation, inter partes review, and advanced Federal Circuit appellate law to practicing attorneys.

Before co-founding Armond Wilson, Michelle was a partner and practice group leader at the national intellectual property law firm Knobbe Martens. She began her law practice at Irell & Manella.

Michelle has also been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters (2020-22), a top patent professional in the IAM 1000 (2019-22), on the “40 and Under Hotlist” by Benchmark Litigation (2018), and a “Rising Star” in intellectual property litigation by Thomson Reuters (2009-18).

J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law
B.S. with honors, electrical engineering, California Institute of Technology

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Douglas Wilson

Douglas R. Wilson
512.267.1663
doug.wilson@armondwilson.com

Douglas Wilson is a nationally recognized trial attorney litigating a wide variety of intellectual property disputes spanning patents, trade secrets, antitrust, and appeals in the state and federal courts.  A “badass litigator” (Law360), he “stands out for his technical fluency in the electronics arena” with “exceptional knowledge of the law” (IAM 1000).  Doug was awarded Lawyer of the Year for Patent Litigation in Austin (2023). He has handled disputes at all levels of the federal judiciary: district court, appellate court, and U.S. Supreme Court.

An aggressive litigator and skilled strategist, Doug balances his mastery of the details and nuances of a dispute while keeping the big picture firmly in his sights.  His flawless oral arguments and trial presentations have resulted in high-profile wins and favorable settlements at the trial court and appellate level.

Doug is a trailblazer at the Patent Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), having the distinction of successfully arguing the first inter partes review resulting in a decision confirming patentability of all challenged claims. He has successfully represented both petitioners and patent owners in dozens of victories at the PTAB, with these favorable outcomes resolving disputes and driving client victories in parallel high-stakes district court patent litigation cases.

Doug’s combination of technical fluency is valued by judges and clients. Drawing on his prior engineering career, his expertise covers an array of technical fields. He has handled litigation involving everything from microprocessors, graphics processors, source code, networking, video games, cellular telephones, web design, computer software, oilfield equipment, and pharmaceuticals.

Doug is ranked as a top patent professional internationally in the IAM 1000 (2018-22), by the Best Lawyers in America (2017-21), and a top-rated Super Lawyer in intellectual property litigation (2017-21).

Previously, Doug served as a judicial law clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington D.C., and was partner at the litigation firm Heim, Payne & Chorush LLP. He served on the executive committee of the Honorable Lee Yeakel IP American Inn of Court.

J.D. with honors, Order of the Coif, University of Texas School of Law
B.S. summa cum laude, chemical engineering, Lamar University

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Amy Han

Amy Han
949.386.7623
amy.han@armondwilson.com

J.D., Boston University
B.S., bioengineering, UCLA

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Josepher Li

Josepher Li
949.386.8229
josepher.li@armondwilson.com

J.D., Ohio State University
S.B., aerospace eng., MIT

View Full Bio
Patrick Maloney

Patrick Maloney
949.386.1611
patrick.maloney@armondwilson.com

J.D., UC Davis
B.S., chemistry, UC Davis

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Contact Us

California
4685 MacArthur Court
Suite 390
Newport Beach, California 92660
949.932.0778
michelle.armond@armondwilson.com

Texas
13785 Research Blvd.
Suite 125
Austin, Texas 78750
512.267.1663
doug.wilson@armondwilson.com

By appointment

California
4685 MacArthur Court
Suite 390
Newport Beach, California 92660
949.932.0778
michelle.armond@armondwilson.com

Texas
13785 Research Blvd.
Suite 125
Austin, Texas 78750
512.267.1663
doug.wilson@armondwilson.com

By appointment