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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law
    • B.S., Arizona State University College of Architecture and Environmental Design
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

Michael Dulin firmly believes that the best way to effectively represent clients in the areas of complex commercial and intellectual property litigation is to fully immerse himself in understanding the clients’ businesses and the products or services they provide. Michael's clients range from small, closely-held companies to some of the world’s largest Fortune 500 companies. His cases involve a variety of subjects, from pharmaceuticals and novel oil and gas exploration technologies to consumer electronics and medical devices. He routinely handles cases in a variety of jurisdictions across the country involving:

  • Patent, trademark and copyright infringement
  • Trade secret theft 
  • Anti-cybersquatting
  • Unfair competition

He also represents clients in cases involving sophisticated corporate transactions, particularly those dealing with intellectual property interests, including joint ventures, corporate mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, and derivative shareholder actions.

Michael has significant trial experience, including recent roles as first-chair counsel in jury trials, bench trials, and arbitrations for clients in diverse industries such as telecommunications, software, and oilfield technology industries. Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine recently stated that Michael is “a great communicator in court” and “is esteemed among his peers for his leadership qualities.” 

His accomplishments as an intellectual property litigator have been well recognized. For example, he was recently selected to co-author the Local Patent Rules for the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. On June 4, 2014, the Court adopted a pilot program to implement these new rules. Michael was selected as the chair of the Intellectual Properly Section of the Colorado Bar Association. In that role, he led an organization of over 700 intellectual property attorneys. He has also been selected for inclusion in numerous lists of top intellectual property attorneys, including SuperLawyers, Best Lawyers in America, IAM Patent 1000, and Managing Intellectual Property Magazine IP Stars.

  • Recently won summary judgment of non-infringement in favor of an electronic commerce and cloud computing company in defense of a patent case dealing with personal computing devices and their protective cases.
  • Obtained judgment on counterclaims for invalidity in defense of a financial institution in a patent infringement case brought by Acacia relating to a debit card technology.
  • Asserted successful patent infringement claims on behalf of a pharmaceutical company involving a widely-used prescription drug.
  • Successfully defended a patent infringement case on behalf of one of the largest retailers in North America. 
  • Successfully defended patent infringement claim against the Apple iPad, iPad Mini and iPhone and their respective cases.
  • Successfully defended a complex patent licensing dispute involving a novel airborne geophysical exploration technology.
  • Obtained lost profits and attorneys’ fees in an infringement case involving audio/video hardware and software.
  • Successfully defended a client in an arbitration hearing regarding international patent rights to a novel oil and gas technology.
  • Successfully defended seller in buy-side fraud claims arising from the strategic acquisition of a competitor.
  • Successfully defended an international nanotechnology company in a shareholder fraud action.
  • Successfully asserted claims of copyright and trademark infringement against major government contractor on behalf of a high-profile sculptor.
Publications & Presentations
US District Court for the District of Colorado: New Local Patent Rules and How They Affect Your Practice
Presentation to the Larimer County Bar Association sponsored by the Colorado Intellectual Property American Inn of the Court
April 23, 2015
eAlerts Alerts
March 5, 2015
Publications & Presentations
The Fundamentals of Intellectual Property Law
November 21, 2014
Publications & Presentations
Updates in Patent Troll Litigation
Business Law Institute, Phoenix, Arizona
June 24, 2014
eAlerts Alerts
April 2, 2014
Publications & Presentations
Non-Practicing Entities
Business Law Institute
June 14, 2013
Publications & Presentations
Overview of IP Law
National Association of Purchasing Management
February 21, 2013
Publications & Presentations
IP Due Diligence in M&A, Insight from IP Attorneys
CLE Colorado
May 1, 2012
Publications & Presentations
Hot Topics in Patent Law: The America Invents Act of 2011, and Therasense, Inc. v. Becton, Dickinson & Co.
Denver Bar Association
April 27, 2011
Publications & Presentations
Protecting Your Brand in the Era of Social Media
Colorado Bar Association, Business Law Newsletter
April 27, 2011