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Michael D. Karson

Michael D. Karson


Haynes and Boone, LLP
Texas, U.S.A.

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Mike Karson is an associate in the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone, LLP. His Practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, with an emphasis on patent infringement matters for clients in the smartphone, document imaging, energy metering, and real estate industries, among others. In addition to his law degree, Mike holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering.


J.D., John Marshall Law School, 2009, magna cum laude; Managing Editor, The John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property; National Winner, Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition, 2009; First Place, Dean Fred F. Herzog Moot Court Competition, 2008; Outstanding Advocate, National Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition, 2008
Electrical Engineer, M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Iowa, 2006
Electrical Engineer, B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Iowa, 2004
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Selected Client Representations*

Represented smartphone maker in patent litigation involving mobile device management. Obtained judgment as a matter of law of non-infringement.

Represented auto manufacturer in patent litigation involving solid film lubricants and engine piston coatings. The court ruled favorably on the vast majority of claim construction issues.

Represented bakery equipment manufacturer in patent litigation relating to equipment for processing bread dough.

Represented commercial real estate companies in patent litigation relating to online geographic searching.

Represented entertainment firm in contract dispute regarding distribution of motion pictures. Obtained mandatory preliminary injunction and defeated motions to stay the injunction. Case settled.

Represented a leading document imaging manufacturer in patent litigation relating to Ethernet technology. Case settled.

Defended smartphone maker in Section 337 Investigation before the International Trade Commission relating to authentication systems in mobile devices. Favorable settlement achieved.

* Some of these representations were handled by Mike prior to his joining Haynes and Boone.

Supreme Court: U.S. Patent Rights May Be Exhausted Notwithstanding Post-Sale Restrictions or International Sales
Haynes and Boone, LLP, June 2017

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court held that United States patent rights are exhausted by the sale of a product by the patentee or its licensee “regardless of any restrictions the patentee purports to impose or the location of the sale.” Impression Prods., Inc. v. Lexmark Int’l, Inc., No. 15 1189, slip op. at 2 (U.S. May 30, 2017). In so doing, the Court reversed the Federal Circuit’s February 2016, en banc decision...

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