Intellectual Property Attorney

Attorney Profile

Michael is of counsel to Grimes LLC and a partner at the Renzulli Law Firm, LLP.

Michael’s practice primarily encompasses the areas of complex litigation, corporate counseling and intellectual property. As a litigator, Michael has represented prominent businesses and individuals in disputes involving corporate conflicts, trademark and
patent infringement,
copyright, defamation, commercial contracts, government contracts, fraud and RICO related actions. In addition, Michael has been involved in white collar cases and has experience defending clients charged with RICO, money laundering and violation of anti-corruption laws, such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Representative litigation matters with which Michael has been involved include:

  • Patent Group, LLC v. GLOCK, Inc. (E.D. Texas)
  • IP Forensics, LLC v. GLOCK, Inc. (E.D. Texas)
  • San Francisco Technology v. Magnum Research, Inc. (D. Minn.)
  • Gilland v. Sportsmen’s Outpost, Inc. (Connecticut)
  • United States v. Goncalves, et al. (District of Columbia)

Michael also routinely counsels clients on corporate matters ranging from global intellectual property protection to product development as well as corporate policies, corporate compliance, internal investigations, corporate structuring and public relations. Michael has counseled global manufacturers as well as start-ups and inventors on matters such as corporate formation, asset acquisition, intellectual property portfolio management and protection and risk management. Michael has particular experience with firearms and defense manufacturers.

Michael has been featured in numerous publications and media outlets on legal issues and matters of public concern. An interview with Michael was extensively used in conjunction with an episode of CNBC’s popular television production American Greed. Michael’s article
Sellers Beware: New Breed of Aggressive Plaintiffs Hunt Expired Patent Numbers on Products and Product Literature; Demand Billions was featured in the leading on-line intellectual property publication
IPFrontline Magazine. NBC’s popular how-to blog,
Inc. Well quoted Michael in the article
How to Learn From Groupon’s Legal Scrapes. National Defense Magazine published his article,
Defense Contractors Increasingly Targeted in Corruption Investigations. His articles have also appeared in The
Licensing Journal, IP Litigator, Eastern Water Law, Hartford Business Journal, Climate Change Law & Policy Reporter, and Environmental Liabilities, Enforcement and Penalties Reporter.

Michael is admitted to practice in Connecticut and New York, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the District of Connecticut, Southern District of New York, and Eastern District of New York as well as the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Michael has been involved in litigations across the United States and counseled clients worldwide. Michael is available by appointment at the firm’s New York location.

Michael is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the
George Washington University Law School.

Grimes LLC