Biography

Michael H. Durbin practices intellectual property law in the Litigation Department of Lewis Rice, including patent and trademark prosecution. He has represented inventors and companies in many diverse areas of technology including computers and telecommunications, medical devices, bicycle components, and chemical applications. In addition to practicing law, Michael is an avid cyclist.

Prior to joining Lewis Rice, Michael worked for Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP in Washington, D.C.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Law (J.D., 2011)
    • Patent Law Track
    • Wiley Rutledge Moot Court
    • Environmental Moot Court
  • Duke University (M.S., 2006)
    • Engineering Management
  • Duke University (B.S.E., 2005)
    • Electrical Engineering

Legal Background

  • Patent Litigation Associate, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP (2015-2016)
  • Patent Litigation Associate, Pepper Hamilton, LLP (2012-2015)
  • Patent Prosecution Associate, Oliff & Berridge, PLC (2011-2012)
  • Examiner, Art Unit 2815, United States Patent and Trademark Office (2006-2008)

Admissions

  • Virginia Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
Firm Highlights
News

Michael D. Mulligan Publishes Article in ACTEC Law Journal Comparing Sales to an Intentionally Defective Irrevocable Trust and a to Beneficiary Intentionally Defective Irrevocable Trust

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Brian P. Pezza Quoted in SHRM Articles on Employee Vaccination Status Disclosure and Employer Vaccination Policies

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Client Alert

OSHA’s New Guidance Regarding Indoor Mask Wearing, COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates, Regular Testing of Unvaccinated Workers, and More

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FTC Adds Teeth to the ‘Made in USA’ Rule

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Four Lewis Rice Attorneys Named 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers

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Matthew J. Haas Offers Commentary for Inside P&C Article on Business Interruption Insurance and COVID-19

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Supreme Court Limits Ability to Compel Access to Private Property Without Compensation

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FTC Reverses Course on Treatment of Debt Payoff Under HSR Act

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John C. Bodnar Named BTI M&A Client Service All-Star

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Neal F. Perryman Named to Missouri’s POWER List in Employment Law by Missouri Lawyers Media

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61 Lewis Rice Attorneys Named Best Lawyers for 2022, 16 Named Ones to Watch

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David W. Sweeney Represents Advantes Group in $7.2 Million Apartment Project

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Michael R. Thiessen Recognized as Pro Bono Spotlight by KCMBF for August

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Lauren R. Carey Creates New Blog for Social Media Influencers

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Missouri Now Requires Employers to Provide Leave and Accommodations for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence

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Lewis Rice Wins $1.5 Million in Compensation for Covington Landowners

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Lewis Rice Wins Nearly $500,000 in Compensation for Sarasota Landowners

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Lewis Rice Recognized as Top M&A Firm by BTI Consulting Group

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Property Owners Can Push the Issue Under Illinois Mechanic’s Lien Law

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Diversity & Inclusion

Golf Foundation of Missouri Awards First Larry L. Deskins, Sr. Scholarship

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