Michael L. Kiklis
is a partner in the firm’s Post Grant Patent practice group focusing on postgrant counseling, patent litigation and patent prosecution. With an extensive background in computer science, Mr. Kiklis focuses his practice on software patent matters. He frequently handles high stakes matters, having been involved in several cases in which over $1 billion was at stake.
Mr. Kiklis has almost twenty years of experience as an intellectual property attorney. Before joining Oblon Spivak, he was an IP partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP in the firm’s D.C. office. Prior to entering law school, Mr. Kiklis worked as a software developer for six years at some of the computer industry’s leading companies.
Mr. Kiklis is the recipient of the Boston University Metropolitan College Computer Science Distinguished Alumni award, presented at the 30th anniversary celebration of Computer Science at Boston University. He is also the recipient of the Rossman Award from the Patent and Trademark Office Society, given annually to the author of the article in the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society that, in the opinion of the judges, makes the greatest contribution to the field of patents, trademarks or copyrights.
Mr. Kiklis is a frequent lecturer and author on cutting-edge intellectual property issues and is also active in pro bono matters. In July 2008, in coordination with the International Senior Lawyers Project, Mr. Kiklis taught the first-ever intellectual property class in the LLM Program of the National University of Rwanda and served as the thesis advisor to several LLM students.
- Currently representing clients in several Covered Business Method Patent and Inter Partes Review proceedings before the USPTO's Patent Trial and Appeal Board
- Represented a national organization of legal professionals as co-author of a Supreme
- Court amicus brief in Bilski & Warsaw v. Kappos
- Represented a software company in its patent litigation in the Eastern District of Texas against Microsoft, IBM, Cognos, Business Objects, CA, Informatica Corp. and Software AG, among other companies, resulting in a favorable settlement
- Represented a major computer company in its landmark antitrust case against Microsoft, resulting in a $1.95 billion settlement
- Represented a financial services company in defense of a claim of patent infringement on a business method patent, resulting in a favorable settlement
- Represented a trade association as co-author of a Supreme Court amicus brief in Quanta Computer, Inc. v. LG Electronics, Inc.
- Represented several large software/computer companies in cross-licensing negotiations with IBM and other hightechnology companies
- Represented a large computer company as opinion counsel in defense of a software patent infringement case where over $1 billion was at stake; the plaintiff dropped its willfulness claim.
Computer Science Distinguished Alumni Award, Boston University Metropolitan College, 30th anniversary celebration of Computer Science
Recipient, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Society's Rossman Award given to the author of the article in the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society
that makes the greatest contribution to the field of patents, trademarks or copyrights.