Michael (Mike) Jordan is of counsel in Ice Miller’s Intellectual Property Group. Mike’s practice includes infringement studies, freedom-to-operate opinions, transaction due diligence, invalidity analyses, and patentability analyses. He also represents clients in trade secret, patent and software development, and licensing matters.

Based on his background, including his work experience as an electrical and instrument engineer, Mike takes an interdisciplinary approach to his legal work. Before becoming an attorney, Mike was an engineer in both the pulp & paper and chemical industries. During his engineering career, he concentrated primarily on automation and data acquisition systems, systems integration, system reliability and integrity, process control, process safety and hazard analysis, process and analytical instrumentation, electrical power distribution, energy management, production unit maintenance and management, capital investment planning, and capital project management.
 
Throughout his career in intellectual property, Mike has engaged in all aspects of preparation and prosecution of design patent applications, utility patent applications, and trademark applications in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Mike also has a great deal of experience with patent prosecution in numerous foreign patent jurisdictions, such as China, Japan, Republic of Korea, Taiwan, and the European Patent Office. Mike’s background allows him to assist clients in all areas of intellectual property law. Mike also has a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in trial advocacy and is well-versed in all aspects of IP litigation.

Mike is knowledgeable on a wide range of technologies, including: consumer products and appliances; electrical and electronic circuits, devices, and systems; mechanical and electro-mechanical medical devices; mechanical devices; business methods; software; computer memory and networks; semiconductor devices and manufacturing; RF communication and devices; electro-mechanical, mechanical, and software-based toys and amusements; ultrasound devices; power systems; power distribution metering and relaying; lighting devices and systems; analytical and process instrumentation; and wireless telecommunications. 
 
Mike has counseled clients on obtaining patent rights regarding industry standards and licensing activities. Mike as also advised clients regarding their rights and potential liabilities under trade secret and unfair competition law.
 
In addition, Mike has worked on a number of pro bono matters through the Homeless Advocacy Project of Philadelphia. Mike assisted in cases involving obtaining birth certificates, legal name changes, pension benefits, and appeal of SSI/SSDI denials.

Mike graduated from Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law, magna cum laude where he took advanced courses with an emphasis on intellectual property and technology. Mike also received his LL.M. in Trial Advocacy from the Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law.



Speaking Engagements
  • Analysis of the scope of the Covered Business Method (CBM) Review from Unwired Planet, LLC v. Google, Inc. and Secure Axcess, LLC v. PNC Bank Nat’l Ass’n, Joint Patent Practice CLE Seminar (JPPCLE), April 27, 2017, Crowne Plaza Times Square, New York City
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