Michael Wolin

Michael Wolin's practice focuses on civil litigation concerning intellectual property. His experience covers all aspects of state and Federal court litigation, including case initiation; discovery (including using advanced techniques for computer-aided predictive document coding); preparing expert reports; dispositive motions practice; preparing for, taking, and defending witness and expert depositions; jury and bench trials; post-trial motions practice; and appeals. He has represented clients working in various industries, including high-tech and pharmaceuticals.

Mr. Wolin also has a pro bono practice covering a wide range of issues, such as re-sentencing of Malawian prisoners, visas for victims of human trafficking, unemployment benefits and Federal criminal sentencing. 

Mr. Wolin is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and before the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Wolin worked with the Southern Environmental Law Center in Charlottesville, Virginia on water quality and natural resources issues affecting the Southeast. During law school, Mr. Wolin worked as a research assistant on administrative law issues. Prior to law school, Mr. Wolin studied foreign relations and co-authored an article on the potential interplay between cybersecurity and urban terrorism published by the National Academies Press.


Recent Highlights

  • Obtained defense verdict of both non-infringement and invalidity of one patent related to security software for software vendor after four-day jury trial in the Northern District of California.
  • Obtained defense verdict of non-infringement of five patents alleged to be essential to 3G telecommunications standard for smartphone manufacturer after five-day jury trial in the Eastern District of Texas.
  • Successfully briefed motion to transfer two related cases involving eleven patents related to smartphone technology from the Eastern District of Texas to the Northern District of California, where the defendant smartphone manufacturer was headquartered.
  • Obtained preliminary injunction in New York state court for software vendor against its customer equipment manufacturer, which was attempting to replace the purchased software with its own in violation of the parties' contractual obligations.
  • Successfully represented a former regional manager for a medical device company facing Federal criminal charges that he participated in a fraudulent off-label marketing scheme. Shortly after opening statements, in what was to be a two-month jury trial, prosecutors agreed to drop these charges, stating that was in the interests of justice to do so.
  • Successfully briefed a post-trial motion for judgment as a matter of law that a competitor's products infringed one patent after a jury failed to return a verdict on that question.
  • Successfully briefed a motion to dismiss nationwide class action asserting state antitrust violations and common law claims based on statute of limitation and choice of law grounds.
  • Obtained favorable settlements in patent and commercial litigation in state and Federal courts, including involving claims of breach of contract and tortious interference with contractual relations.

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  • Education

    • JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 2009

      Executive Editor, Virginia Law Review; Submissions Review Board Member, Virginia Journal of International Law
    • BA, Foreign Affairs and History, University of Virginia, 2006

      with Distinction
  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • Massachusetts