Michael J. Feller


Companies and inventors turn to Mike to guide their intellectual property strategies.  Mike enjoys helping clients understand their particular IP needs, which can help clients make intelligent and forward-looking decisions that fit within their overall business strategies.  When appropriate, Mike also prepares and files U.S. and foreign patent applications to protect clients’ innovative products and services.  Clients also seek Mike’s help to understand how their competitors’ patents might impact their business success.

Mike's practice includes:

  • Preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the U.S. and in countries around the world
  • Clearing products and conducting freedom-to-operate reviews
  • Investigating allegations of patent infringement
  • Preparing invalidity and non-infringement opinions when needed
  • Analyzing competitor products and services for potential patent infringement
  • Analyzing IP assets and conducting due diligence for prospective IP sales and licenses
  • Advising clients about licensing their IP

Mike works with a variety of technologies, focusing primarily on the electrical, software and mechanical technology areas. Examples of technologies that Mike has worked with include:

  • Electrical - infrared heating, thermography, solid-state memory, hard disk drives, motor control and compensation
  • Software - applications, embedded systems, software as a service
  • Medical Devices - neurological, cardiovascular, and electrosurgical devices and algorithms; orthopedic devices
  • Mechanical - computer display stands, metal casting, metal matrix composites, optical fiber polishing, fluid sensors


Iowa State University
B.S., Electrical Engineering, 2002, with distinction

University of Iowa
J.D., 2006, with distinction

Bar Admissions

Minnesota State Bar
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office