Intellectual Property Disputes, Litigation & Appeals

Intellectual Property Disputes, Litigation & Appeals

Services

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 over 30 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.

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 over 30 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 E. Armond
949.932.0778
michelle.armond@armondwilson.com

Michelle Armond represents clients in a broad range of intellectual property disputes. Formerly partner and practice group leader at the national intellectual property law firm Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, she has prevailed as lead counsel in inter partes review, intellectual property litigation in federal court, and appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She began her law practice at Irell & Manella LLP.

Michelle is a registered patent attorney and Caltech-trained electrical engineer who handles disputes involving electronics, software, mechanical, electro-mechanical, medical devices, consumer and household goods.

She is a media commentator, frequently invited speaker, and thought leader in intellectual property law. She serves 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.

Consistently recognized as outstanding in her field, Benchmark Litigation named her to its “40 and Under Hotlist” recognizing top U.S. litigators (2018-2019). Michelle is internationally ranked as a top patent professional in the IAM 1000 for her track record in “high-technology” IPRs (2019). Thomson Reuters ranked her as a “Rising Star” in intellectual property litigation (2009-2018) and a “Southern California’s Top Women Attorneys” (2012-2015).

Prior to entering private practice, Michelle served as a judicial law clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C.

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

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Douglas R. Wilson
512.343.3622
doug.wilson@armondwilson.com

Douglas Wilson is an award-winning trial attorney commended for his “outstanding trial skills” and “impressive post-grant talents” in the 2018 IAM 1000 rankings. He litigates a wide variety of intellectual property disputes spanning patents, trade secrets, antitrust, and appeals in the state and federal courts. He has handled dozens of inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board at the U.S. Patent Office, and has the distinction of successfully arguing the very first inter partes review resulting in a decision confirming patentability of all challenged claims. A former partner at the litigation firm Heim, Payne & Chorush LLP, Doug has served as lead counsel in numerous cases.

A registered patent attorney, Doug’s combination of technical and legal fluency is valued by clients, technical experts, and media outlets. Drawing on his prior engineering career, Doug’s expertise covers an array of technical fields. He has handled litigation involving microprocessors, graphics processors, video games, cellular telephones, web design, computer software, oilfield equipment, and pharmaceuticals.

Doug is ranked as a top patent professional in the IAM 1000 (2018-2019), and has been recognized as among the Best Lawyers in America by BL Rankings (2019-2020) and a top-rated “Super Lawyer” in intellectual property litigation by Thomson Reuters (2017-2019). He is a member of the executive committee of the Honorable Lee Yeakel IP American Inn of Court.

Doug served as a judicial law clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C.

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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About Us

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

Michelle Armond represents clients in a broad range of intellectual property disputes. Formerly partner and practice group leader at the national intellectual property law firm Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, she has prevailed as lead counsel in inter partes review, intellectual property litigation in federal court, and appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She began her law practice at Irell & Manella LLP.

Michelle is a registered patent attorney and Caltech-trained electrical engineer who handles disputes involving electronics, software, mechanical, electro-mechanical, medical devices, consumer and household goods.

She is a media commentator, frequently invited speaker, and thought leader in intellectual property law. She serves 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.

Consistently recognized as outstanding in her field, Benchmark Litigation named her to its “40 and Under Hotlist” recognizing top U.S. litigators (2018-2019). Michelle is internationally ranked as a top patent professional in the IAM 1000 for her track record in “high-technology” IPRs (2019). Thomson Reuters ranked her as a “Rising Star” in intellectual property litigation (2009-2018) and a “Southern California’s Top Women Attorneys” (2012-2015).

Prior to entering private practice, Michelle served as a judicial law clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C.

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

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Douglas R. Wilson
512.343.3622
doug.wilson@armondwilson.com

Douglas Wilson is an award-winning trial attorney commended for his “outstanding trial skills” and “impressive post-grant talents” in the 2018 IAM 1000 rankings. He litigates a wide variety of intellectual property disputes spanning patents, trade secrets, antitrust, and appeals in the state and federal courts. He has handled dozens of inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board at the U.S. Patent Office, and has the distinction of successfully arguing the very first inter partes review resulting in a decision confirming patentability of all challenged claims. A former partner at the litigation firm Heim, Payne & Chorush LLP, Doug has served as lead counsel in numerous cases.

A registered patent attorney, Doug’s combination of technical and legal fluency is valued by clients, technical experts, and media outlets. Drawing on his prior engineering career, Doug’s expertise covers an array of technical fields. He has handled litigation involving microprocessors, graphics processors, video games, cellular telephones, web design, computer software, oilfield equipment, and pharmaceuticals.

Doug is ranked as a top patent professional in the IAM 1000 (2018-2019), and has been recognized as among the Best Lawyers in America by BL Rankings (2019-2020) and a top-rated “Super Lawyer” in intellectual property litigation by Thomson Reuters (2017-2019). He is a member of the executive committee of the Honorable Lee Yeakel IP American Inn of Court.

Doug served as a judicial law clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C.

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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Contact Us

California
19100 Von Karman Avenue
Suite 400
Irvine, California 92612
949.932.0778
michelle.armond@armondwilson.com

Texas
9442 Capital of Texas Highway North
Plaza One, Suite 500
Austin, Texas 78759
512.343.3622
doug.wilson@armondwilson.com

By appointment

California
19100 Von Karman Avenue
Suite 400
Irvine, California 92612
949.932.0778
michelle.armond@armondwilson.com

Texas
9442 Capital of Texas Highway North
Plaza One, Suite 500
Austin, Texas 78759
512.343.3622
doug.wilson@armondwilson.com

By appointment