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Micheal L. Binns

Partner
Atlanta Office Development Partner
Atlanta | 678.690.5703
Fax | 404.869.6972
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Micheal Binns is a registered patent attorney who provides strategic counseling and intellectual property protection related to patent and trademark matters, including litigation, procurement, opinions, and licensing. His practice focuses on complex technologies in a variety of industries and fields, including biotechnology, logistics, chemical technology, pharmaceuticals, internet-related technology, and telecommunications.

Micheal represents Fortune 500 corporations, midsize companies, startups, and individual clients regarding global intellectual property protection. He has significant experience successfully representing clients before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). He prides himself on providing clients with a competitive advantage in sophisticated intellectual property matters.

Micheal is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., Georgia, and before the USPTO. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, the District of New Jersey, and the Northern District of Georgia, as well as the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Micheal is board chair of Page Turners Make Great Learners in Atlanta, which is dedicated to expanding children’s knowledge and understanding of the world, themselves, and their unique possibilities through a love of reading. He is also an active board member with the Georgia Wildlife Federation and the Spruill Center for the Arts.

Prior to practicing law, Micheal taught mathematics, biology, and chemistry at City Harvest Christian Academy in Yonkers, New York. While attending law school, he was president of the Black Law Students Association and a member of the Pepperdine national entertainment law moot court team. At Morgan State University, he served as president of the Inter-Residence Council and earned the title Mr. Junior Morgan State University.

Representative Experience

  • Represented defendants in an action for patent infringement, where the court found that our client did not infringe the asserted claims of the patent-in-suit and, as part of a two-part strategy, obtained a ruling before the PTAB that the claims of the patent-in-suit were unpatentable. The Federal Circuit affirmed the PTAB’s finding of unpatentability. Salix Pharmaceuticals Inc. et al. v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. et al. (Fed. Cir.); GeneriCo, LLC et al. v. Dr. Falk Pharma GmbH (IPR).
  • Argued successfully for the invalidation of four patents related to drugs for a neurological disease. Acorda Therapeutics, Inc., et al. v. Roxane Laboratories, Inc., et al. (D. Del.).
  • Achieved dismissal of a telecommunications carrier client in defense of a patent infringement suit involving MMS and ringtone functionalities (E.D. Tex.).
  • Represented defendants in case tried in April 2012 where the trial court entered judgment in favor of defendants invalidating the asserted patent. The Federal Circuit affirmed the decision in 2013. Teva Women's Health, Inc. v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Famy Care Ltd. (D. N.J.).
  • Represented defendants in Paragraph IV Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) patent litigation. Pfizer et al. v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. et al. (D. Del.).
  • Represented defendants in Paragraph IV ANDA patent litigation. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Matrix Laboratories Ltd. (D. Del.). 
  • Served as counsel for numerous concluded ANDA litigation matters involving generic versions of drugs in the following therapeutic areas: women’s health, ophthalmology, pain, neurology, mental health, gastroenterology, and preventative cardiac care.
  • Experienced counseling clients on non-infringement and invalidity opinions.
  • Experienced negotiating settlement and licensing agreements.

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Honors & Awards

  • The Daily Report's "On the Rise," 2020
  • Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2017-2020
  • Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law, Member

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • State Bar of Georgia, Intellectual Property Section; Entertainment & Sports Section
  • New York Bar Association
  • Page Turners Make Great Learners, Board of Directors, Chair, 2018-2020
  • Spruill Center for the Arts, Board of Directors, 2014-present
  • Georgia Wildlife Federation, Board of Directors, 2019-present
  • Fordham University School of Law Minority Mentorship Program