Michael Hussey

“My business and technical background helps me better understand and address my clients’ needs.”

Michael Hussey applies his extensive technology and business experience to help his clients leverage and navigate the complex world of intellectual property law.  His clients range from Fortune 500 companies to startups and individuals.

Michael has prosecuted nearly 1,000 patent applications filed in the United States and throughout the world. He handles all stages of the patent process, from drafting applications to patent issuance.  His practice also includes opinion counseling, trademark prosecution, licensing, and copyright matters.

His practice involves technologies related to his background in software and electrical engineering.  Additional technologies include jet engines, medical devices, Internet of Things, data storage, security, computer networking,  databases, mobile devices, image processing, telecommunications, voice-over-IP, lighting control systems, web applications, open source software integration, business methods, and other technologies.

Using his more than a decade of business experience, Michael understands his clients' need for business-focused legal solutions. Before beginning his legal career, Michael worked in various management positions and as a developer for software companies on the leading edge of technology in Silicon Valley and the Midwest. He was a senior software development manager at Oracle Corporation, where he was responsible for database development on Windows and Apple operating systems. At Made2Manage, he was a director of product development responsible for the development of ERP software for manufacturers. At Saba Corporation, he was a software architect who designed and wrote web-based enterprise applications in Java using XML and J2EE technologies.

  • J.D.,
    Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 2007
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, with highest distinction,
    Purdue University, 1990
  • B.A., German, with highest distinction,
    Purdue University, 1990
  • Indiana
  • U.S. Dist. Court, N.D. Indiana
  • U.S. Dist. Court, S.D. Indiana
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • Analog Electronics
  • Business Methods
  • Digital Electronics
  • Software
  • German
经验 | Overview
  • Managed patent portfolios for a Fortune Global 2000 company, small companies, and startups
  • Handled all aspects of patent prosecution including post grant proceedings
  • Prepared and advised clients on contracts including licensing agreements, non-disclosure agreements, asset transfers and others
  • Prosecuted trademarks in the US and elsewhere
  • Advised clients on copyright issues
  • Performed litigation and pre-litigation work including opinions and motion practice
  • Founder of ImmediateIP.com which provides fast and easy access to patent documents throughout the world, and simplifies sharing of links to patent documents
经验 | Legal Experience

Brinks Gilson & Lione, Indianapolis, Indiana
2007-Present, Intellectual Property Attorney

Bingham McHale, Indianapolis, Indiana
2006, Summer Associate

Maginot, Moore, and Beck, Indianapolis, Indiana
2005, Summer Associate

经验 | Non-Legal Experience

Saba Corporation, Carmel, Indiana
August 2000-August 2004

Made2Manage, Indianapolis, Indiana
February 1999-July 2000

Oracle Corporation, Redwood Shores, California
August 1991-January 1999

经验 | Teaching Experience
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana
Adjunct Professor for C++ Programming, 2002
  • "The CEO just called with an Intellectual Property issue – so now what?," ACC-Indiana Chapter, Indianapolis, Indiana, August 27, 2015
  • "Damages and Invalidity Proceedings in the USA and Experiences with Proceedings before the US Patent Office," Fall 2014 conference of the German organization of patent professionals, VPP, October 24, 2014, Würzburg, Germany
  • "War Stories and Practical Applications of Intellectual Property," ACC-Indiana Chapter, Indianapolis, Indiana, September 10, 2014
  • "What is Patentable?" Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Technology Management Council, Chicago, February 2012
August 20, 2020

CHICAGO—Seven attorneys at Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021. This is the thirtieth consecutive year that the publication has recognized attorneys from Brinks Gilson & Lione.

August 15, 2019

CHICAGO—Spanning across five national offices, 12 attorneys at Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020.


The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2020-2021

  • American Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association