Michael Swett


Michael advises clients, ranging from early-stage startups to multinational technology companies, on a wide variety of intellectual property matters including patent prosecution, patent litigation and IP due diligence.

As a registered patent attorney, Michael strategically builds patent portfolios on behalf of clients, both domestically and internationally. He has procured patents concerning a number of complex technical fields, such as natural-language processing, cloud computing, computer and network virtualization, cybersecurity, data encoding and compression, computer architecture, and semiconductors.

Michael further assists clients in navigating various IP issues, including litigation, post-grant proceedings, such as ex parte examinations and inter partes reviews, and due diligence. In this capacity, Michael has conducted validity and evidence-of-use investigations, prepared technical briefs and evaluated patent landscapes in corporate transactions and pre-litigation inquiries.

Bar admissionsCaliforniaWashingtonUnited States Patent and Trademark Office
  • J.D., Seattle University
  • B.S., University of Washington

Prior Experience

Prior to his legal career, Michael worked at an engineering consulting firm, designing power distribution systems, control logic, and human-machine interfaces.