Michael J. Flynn

Partner

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Michael is a partner in the Intellectual Property Litigation Group and serves on the Firm’s Diversity Committee.  He represents clients as lead or Delaware counsel in litigation in the District of Delaware in a wide variety of industries, with a particular focus on web-based technology, networking, biotechnology and consumer products.  Representative clients include Amazon.com, Aruba Networks, Cisco Systems, f’real Foods, Gillette, Nespresso, Orbitz, Rite Aid, Sprint, Staples, Symantec, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Trend Micro, UCB, and Xilinx. In 2016 and 2017, Michael was named an “associate to watch” in the Chambers USA category for Delaware Intellectual Property.

Prior to law school, Michael worked as a consultant on public policy and legislative advocacy on local, statewide and national issues with an emphasis on technology, environmental issues and strategic business development.  For several years, he hosted a public affairs radio program on Delaware’s leading news station, and frequently appeared on radio and television news shows.

As an entrepreneur, Michael has owned and managed several businesses, including an Internet applications firm that developed web solutions for Fortune 500 companies, regional banks and national retailers.  In that role, Michael gained technical experience in web-based solutions for customer retention and integration between online and bricks-and-mortar businesses.

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association (Intellectual Property Law, Business Law, and Litigation Sections)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Richard S. Rodney Inn of Court
  • 2017 Federal Trial Practice Seminar, sponsored by the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware and the Federal Bar Association

Representative Matters

  • Successfully represented API Industries in patent infringement case concerning elastic drawstring trashbags. Represented client as lead counsel in district court, in the Federal Circuit, and in Supreme Court proceeding. Poly-America, L.P. v. API Industries, Inc.
  • Representing UCB, Inc. in Hatch-Waxman ANDA cases concerning patent covering Neupro® rotigotine transdermal system. 
  • Representing D&M Holdings Inc. in two patent litigation actions involving Denon’s wireless home audio products.
  • Represented biotechnology company Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. in multiple patent infringement actions concerning PCR systems.
  • Obtained successful jury verdict for C.R. Bard in case concerning stent graft devices. W.L. Gore & Associates Inc. et al v. C.R. Bard Inc.
  • Represented Agilent Technologies Inc. as lead counsel in case involving nucleic acid arrays. Enzo Life Sciences Inc. v. Agilent Technologies Inc.

News

Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes Morris Nichols as Top-Tier Delaware Law Firm

Wilmington, DE (May 3, 2018) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP has been ranked Band 1 in four Delaware practice categories in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The firm was ranked in the highest tier for Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Chancery, Corporate M&A & Alternative Entities, and... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Promotes Kate Betterly, Brian Egan, Michael Flynn and Dan Matthews to Partner

Wilmington, DE (December 26, 2017) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is pleased to announce that Kate Betterly, Brian Egan, Michael Flynn and Dan Matthews will become partners, effective January 1, 2018.  “We are thrilled that these outstanding attorneys will be partners at Morris Nichols, and we congratulate them on reaching this... Continue Reading

Chambers USA 2017 Ranks Morris Nichols Band 1 in Four Delaware Practice Areas; 23 Morris Nichols Attorneys Recognized Among the Best in Delaware

Wilmington, DE (May 26, 2017) – The 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business again ranked Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP as a Band 1 law firm in the Delaware categories for Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Chancery, Corporate M&A & Alternative Entities, and Intellectual Property. Twenty-three... Continue Reading

Chambers USA 2016 Ranks Morris Nichols Band 1 in Four Delaware Practice Areas; 25 Morris Nichols Attorneys Recognized Among the Best in Delaware

Wilmington, DE (May 27, 2016) – The 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business again ranked Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP as a Band 1 law firm in the Delaware categories for Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Chancery, Corporate M&A & Alternative Entities, and Intellectual Property. Twenty-five Morris... Continue Reading