Renowned Leader In The Lone Star State
Michael is a managing partner of Munck Wilson Mandala’s Austin office with a practice emphasis on international patent and trademark preparation.
With an engineering background, Michael worked as a Senior Engineer at TXU prior to becoming a prominent attorney.
United States Veteran
Michael served as an officer in the United States Navy Reserves and a ranked Lieutenant Commander. He has received numerous commendations, including those for his actions during active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Michael G. Rodriguez is the managing partner of Munck Wilson Mandala’s Austin office, and he is part of the technology/intellectual property law group. Michael’s practice emphasizes patent and trademark preparation and prosecution and includes domestic and international patent procurement and enforcement; analysis of infringement and invalidity in support of litigation. Michael also counsels clients on copyright and trademark enforcement and compliance. Michael’s clients work in a variety of industries, including construction, electronics, retail, restaurant, telecommunications, pet-care, vehicle manufacturing, and energy.
Michael has experience prosecuting and defending reexaminations in a variety of technical areas including power electronic devices, computer software, and semiconductor devices.
Prior to joining Munck Wilson Mandala, Michael worked as an associate at a prominent Dallas-based intellectual property boutique. Before attending law school, Michael was employed as a registered professional engineer with TXU, with senior engineering status.
Michael is an officer in the United States Navy Reserves, having achieved the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He has received numerous commendations, including those for his actions during active duty in Iraq from July 2005 to April 2006 and Afghanistan from January 2011 to September 2011.
State Bar of Texas
Dallas Bar Association
Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, member
Con Mi Madre, Mothers and Daughters Raising Expectations, member
DivInc, Austin accelerator for diverse entrepreneurs, mentor
Aggie Bar Association
Licensed Professional Engineer (inactive) in the state of Texas
Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class of 2017
Top Latino Lawyer 2016-2021
Latino Leaders Magazine
Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters
2015 – 2022
Texas Rising Star, Thomson Reuters
Dallas Bar Foundation, Fellow
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Enforcing Your Patent Portfolio: Tips to think about before enforcing your patents; Michael Rodriguez and Kelly Chen, Inside Counsel, June 3, 2014.
Setting Your Business up for Success: Building a strong IP portfolio; Michael Rodriguez and Michael Phipps, Inside Counsel, May 20, 2014.
The Sword and the Shield: Building an offensive and defensive patent portfolio; Michael Rodriguez and Wallace Dunwoody, Inside Counsel, May 6, 2014.
Perfecting Patent Portfolio Management in the 21st Century; Michael Rodriguez and Jacob LaCombe, Inside Counsel, April 8, 2014.