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Michael is managing partner of MWM’s Austin office representing clients in international patent and trademark preparation.
Michael worked as a senior engineer at TXU prior to his legal career.
United States Veteran
Michael was an officer in the United States Navy Reserve and received numerous commendations, including those for his actions during active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Michael G. Rodriguez is the managing partner of MWM’s Austin office and a member of the intellectual property group. He represents clients in patent and trademark preparation and prosecution, domestic and international patent procurement and enforcement, and analysis of infringement and invalidity in support of litigation. Michael also counsels clients on copyright and trademark enforcement and compliance and prosecuting and defending reexaminations in a variety of technical areas including power electronic devices, computer software, and semiconductor devices. His clients work in construction, electronics, retail, restaurant, telecommunications, pet care, vehicle manufacturing, energy, and various other industries. Prior to attending law school, Michael worked as a registered professional engineer with TXU, with senior engineering status.
Michael served as an officer in the United States Navy Reserve, rising to 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
Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters
2015 – 2022
Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class of 2017
Top Latino Lawyer 2016-2022
Latino Leaders Magazine
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.