Michael J. Bonella is a shareholder in the firm’s Intellectual Property Department and serves as a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. Mr. Bonella has more than 25 years of experience in handling complex litigations and intellectual property matters. He is a first-chair litigator and has argued cases before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition, Michael has led numerous district court litigations, representing both plaintiffs and defendants, and is well‐versed in all aspects of district court litigation. His approach to litigation is to develop a legal, factual, and equitable case theory and focus on trial from the onset of litigation through resolution. By developing a case theory early in the case, Michael is able to strategically manage the entire case with specific purposes and goals in mind.
Michael successfully argued on behalf of Biosig Instruments, Inc. at the Federal Circuit and established the strategy for the indefiniteness standard adopted by the U.S. Supreme Court in the landmark case Biosig Instruments, Inc. v. Nautilus. Michael has recently successfully defended Mapillary and Neuronetics, Inc. in defending against patent infringement allegations in the cases Location Based Servs. LLC v. Mapillary and Design 408 LLC v. Neuronetics, Inc.