Michael Pate’s IP practice includes patent prosecution, patent portfolio management, transactions, due diligence work, agreements, opinions (including validity, infringement, patentability, right-to-practice (RTP), and freedom-to-operate (FTO) opinions), counseling, offensive and defensive patent issues, licensing, and litigation. He also serves as an expert witness in technical and intellectual property legal issues. He works with foreign IP firms and foreign clients with respect to domestic and international patent prosecution, including Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) work.
The technical focus of his practice includes many areas of software, artificial intelligence, machine learning, internet of things, computer technology, automotive technology, communications, networks, databases, datacenters, cloud computing, internet systems, and many other areas.
Prior Professional Experience
Pate, Pierce & Baird, P.C.
Dorsey & Whitney
MSEE, University of Utah, 2014
Juris Doctorate, Brigham Young University, 2005
BSME, Brigham Young University, 2002
State Bar of Utah
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Attorney at Law
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