Michael L. Kiklis


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Mike Kiklis leverages his more than 25 years of experience in providing representation to clients in his areas of focus: patent litigation and trials at the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). He has been involved in approximately 100 PTAB trials, serving as lead counsel in the vast majority of those cases. He also handles appeals to the Federal Circuit from his cases, having now been involved in over 20 appeals. He both enforces and defends the intellectual property rights of his clients, and is often called upon to handle cases worth more than $100 million.

Mike brings an in-depth understanding of the business and IP needs of his technology clients, which he developed from years of experience in virtually every kind of patent matter, from cross-licensing and due diligence to bet-the-company PTAB trials and patent litigation. Mike has an extensive background in computer science based on his prior work as a software developer at some of the computer industry’s leading companies.

Mike works with leaders at technology-based companies to navigate through various degrees of patent disputes. His practice includes:

  • PTAB Litigation – Serving as lead counsel in inter partes review and covered business method patent review proceedings, and coordinating concurrent or multiple proceedings related to the same patent.
  • Patent Litigation – Representing clients to enforce and defend their intellectual property rights related to patent infringement in alternative dispute resolution forums, district courts, and the Federal Circuit.

Mike provides significant and influential thought leadership as a frequent speaker and author on patent law, including patentable subject matter and PTAB trials. He is also the author of The Supreme Court on Patent Law, an 800-page treatise devoted to the Supreme Court’s patent law jurisprudence.


Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) – Software Related Inventions Committee

Boston University, The Metropolitan College Dean’s Advisory Board Member