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Mike Sellers

Sellers, Mike

Associate

P +1.713.221.1587
F +1.800.404.3970
mike.sellers@bgllp.com

Assistant

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Mike Sellers is an associate in Bracewell & Giuliani’s technology practice. His practice focuses on intellectual property-related prosecution, litigation and client counseling. Mike’s experience includes patent prosecution and business counseling in the chemical, petroleum, mechanical and electrical technology arts.  Mike also has experience in transactional and licensing matters, and with providing advice on intellectual property portfolio management, general business and legal-related strategies.  Mike’s experience in intellectual property litigation includes patent, trademark and trade secret-related matters, and he also has experience in complex commercial and tort litigation.

Mike has held several positions during his legal career, including as an in-house intellectual property attorney with a global chemical company.  Prior to his legal career, Mike held consulting and engineering positions for several years with companies including Aspen Technology Inc. and Union Carbide Corporation.

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Publications and Speeches

"Deciding Where Patent Malpractice Actions Belong," Law360, October 2012

"'Round the Turn They're A-Comin'! The Wild Patent Enforcement Ride of Marine Polymer v. HemCon," Thomson Reuters, April 2012

"Federal Circuit Upholds ITC's 'Bao Gong' Authority for International Trade Secret Misappropriation," Corporate Counsel Section of the State Bar of Texas Winter Newsletter, January 2012

Education

J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 2004
M.B.A., highest honors, Tulane University A.B. Freeman School of Business, 1998
B.S., Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 1995

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
Texas
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 5th and Federal Circuits
U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas

Affiliations

State Bar of Texas
Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal Committee, 2006-present; Chairperson, 2010-2013
Licensing Executives Society
Texas Bar Foundation
Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

Noteworthy

Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal, Editor-in-Chief