With an eye towards litigation, Michael prepares applications and prosecutes robust patents and provides critical insight
Michael Liu Su focuses his practice on patent prosecution and due diligence investigations. Since starting his career more than a decade ago, Michael has been involved in prosecution and diligence work, but has also accumulated extensive litigation experience.
The insight Michael gained through litigation helps him craft strategic and creative solutions to his clients’ complex legal and technical issues. It enables him to understand their long-term needs for a robust and enforceable patent portfolio, and it helps him deliver reliable and efficient advice. Michael has represented innovator companies in high-stakes litigation and arbitration. His experience includes developing pre-litigation strategy, drafting contentions, conducting fact and expert discovery, briefing summary judgment, and trying and appealing cases. Additionally, Michael has worked on multiple inter partes reviews and post-grant reviews, on both the patent owner’s and petitioner’s sides and spanning all stages, from petitions, patent owner responses, petitioner replies, depositions, oral hearings, and appeals. His technical experience spans a wide range of areas in the life sciences space, including antibodies, enzymes, diagnostic and detection methods, medical devices, and small molecule therapeutics.
Michael joins McNeill Baur PLLC after having practiced for more than six years as an attorney at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, and three years as a US patent agent at a patent firm in Taiwan. While at Berkeley Law, Michael externed at the Northern California District Court and served as a fellow at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology. Before starting his legal practice, Michael focused on cancer research at the cellular level, specifically in the areas of cell cycles, cell migration, and cancer metastasis.