Michael E. Sander's practice focuses on patent litigation before Federal District Courts, the International Trade Commission, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. His litigation experience encompasses technologies such as 3D imaging, H.264 internet video, speech recognition, and networking. Additionally, Mr. Sander has represented clients in trademark disputes involving counterfeit computer chips and copyright matters involving internet advertising and commerce.
Before moving into law, Mr. Sander spent nearly a decade in software and systems engineering. He has expertise in embedded real-time computer systems, operating systems, compilers, and computer architecture and can read and write in all common programming languages. Mr. Sander received his M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from U.C. Santa Barbara and a B.S. in the same field from Cornell. At Cornell, Mr. Sander was an Electrical Team Lead for the ASTRO research group, developing control systems for a rocket landing vehicle.
While in law school, Mr. Sander interned with the Honorable Judge Block of the Eastern District of New York and studied international IP law with a patent boutique in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mr. Sander also served as Co-President of the Intellectual Property Law Society and as Associate Editor of Cardozo’s Arts & Entertainment Law Journal.