Michael Albert co-chairs the firm's Litigation Group and focuses his practice on patent litigation. He has trial experience before federal and state courts across the U.S. and has prevailed in appellate practice before the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the First and Federal Circuits and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. 

Michael's clients include high-tech companies in the software, internet, biotechnology and engineering industries, as well as Fortune 500 retail businesses and leading research universities. Michael has litigated IP cases successfully against some of the largest law firms and corporations in the world. In addition to patent cases, Michael litigates in the areas of trademark, copyright, and internet law. He also serves as an arbitrator for internet domain name disputes through the World Intellectual Property Organization, the National Arbitration Forum, and the South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission. Michael has also handled numerous pro-bono cases, winning injunctive and monetary relief for a range of clients.

While at Harvard Law School, Michael served as a research assistant to Professor Laurence Tribe on constitutional and telecommunications law. He also served as a law clerk for Judge Leonard I. Garth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

  • Won $17M patent infringement settlement from Kraft for client Keurig on eve of trial for infringement of patent relating to brewer cartridges.
  • Won Massachusetts’ largest jury verdict of 2007 in patent infringement case as lead counsel for medical device company Diomed, Inc. in trial against two infringers of Diomed's patent on method for laser vein treatment.
  • Obtained eight-figure settlement of multi-patent dispute between arch-rivals in growing field of computer-based technology.
  • Assisted major university and two medical device companies in asserting successful biotechnology patent infringement case, resulting in multi-million dollar jury award, trebled by trial court, and upheld on appeal by Federal Circuit.
  • Obtained summary judgment, sustained on appeal, in leading trade dress and copyright cases in First Circuit, as well as seven-figure award of fees and costs.
  • Won permanent injunction against Fortune 500 company in complex copyright and breach of contract case, followed by successful mediation of past damages.
  • Obtained substantial settlement on behalf of software developer in copyright dispute against multi-billion dollar publishing company.
  • Defended major consumer products company in multi-patent trial and won Federal Circuit reversal of damages award.
  • Successfully defended Fortune 500 manufacturer against copyright infringement suit.
  • Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
  • Boston IP Inn of Court - Founding member
  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • Harvard Extension School - Adjunct Professor, IP Law 
  • Harvard Law School Association of Massachusetts - Board Member
  • Repeatedly named to Best Lawyers in America®
  • Repeatedly recommended by the IAM Patent 1000
  • Repeatedly named to Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • Repeatedly named to Top 100 Lawyers, Massachusetts and New England - Massachusetts Super Lawyers®
  • Corporate LiveWire's Lawyer of the Year - Patent Litigation
  • Corporate LiveWire Global Award - Litigation & Dispute Resolution in Massachusetts
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America (invitation-only Trial Lawyer Honorary Society)
  • World's Leading Trademark Professionals 2015 (Enforcement and Litigation)
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Editor, Harvard Law Review
  • Michael was featured on the cover of Super Lawyers New England 2012. View here.
Michael was featured on the cover of Super Lawyers New England 2012:

http://digital.superlawyers.com/superlawyers/newengland2012#pg1

Recent News

May 27, 2016

2016 Edition of IAM Patent 1000 Recognizes Wolf Greenfield

May 12, 2016

Wolf Greenfield Helps Keurig Defeat Motion for Preliminary Injunction

April 4, 2016

Michael Albert quoted in Law.com article on the turning point for patent litigation

February 23, 2016

Wolf Greenfield Client Kantar Media Victorious Over Three TiVo Patents

February 8, 2016

Wolf Greenfield Achieves Second Victory in Two Months for Client Geotab

January 15, 2016

Wolf Greenfield Named Top Trademark Law Firm by World Trademark Review

January 14, 2016

Michael Albert quoted by Law360 on changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

January 13, 2016

Wolf Greenfield Helps Client Geotab Achieve Victory Over NPE

November 2, 2015

23 Wolf Greenfield Attorneys Named to 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers List

August 17, 2015

Nine Wolf Greenfield Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2016

June 23, 2015

Law360 quotes Michael Albert on patent royalties case

June 16, 2015

IAM Patent 1000 Recognizes Wolf Greenfield

March 27, 2015

Wolf Greenfield Wins Complete IPR Victory for Saint-Gobain

February 3, 2015

Wolf Greenfield Named Top Trademark Law Firm by World Trademark Review

January 5, 2015

Wolf Greenfield's Litigation Team Obtains Victory for Keurig Green Mountain and Starbucks

October 20, 2014

22 Wolf Greenfield Attorneys Named to 2014 Massachusetts Super Lawyers List

September 22, 2014

Michael Albert quoted by Law360 on Federal Circuit's attempt to rein in damages

August 18, 2014

Ten Wolf Greenfield Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2015

May 30, 2014

Michael Albert quoted by Law360 on recent Federal Circuit rulings

February 10, 2014

Wolf Greenfield Named Top Trademark Law Firm by World Trademark Review

October 21, 2013

Twenty Wolf Greenfield Attorneys Selected to 2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers List

August 15, 2013

Ten Wolf Greenfield Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2014 List

August 14, 2013

Wolf Greenfield Secures Dismissal of Case Against Our Client Six Victor

June 3, 2013

Wolf Greenfield Attorneys Named to IAM 1000 World’s Leading Patent Practitioners List

February 5, 2013

Wolf Greenfield Named Elite Trademark Law Firm in World Trademark Report 1000

October 22, 2012

Fifteen Wolf Greenfield Lawyers Highlighted in 2012 Massachusetts Super Lawyers List

September 19, 2012

Eleven Wolf Greenfield Attorneys Selected for 2013 Best Lawyers in America

June 1, 2012

Wolf Greenfield Named to IAM 1000 World’s Leading Patent Practitioners List

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Michael Albert co-chairs the firm's Litigation Group and focuses his practice on patent litigation. He has trial experience before federal and state courts across the U.S. and has prevailed in appellate practice before the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the First and Federal Circuits and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. 

Michael's clients include high-tech companies in the software, internet, biotechnology and engineering industries, as well as Fortune 500 retail businesses and leading research universities. Michael has litigated IP cases successfully against some of the largest law firms and corporations in the world. In addition to patent cases, Michael litigates in the areas of trademark, copyright, and internet law. He also serves as an arbitrator for internet domain name disputes through the World Intellectual Property Organization, the National Arbitration Forum, and the South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission. Michael has also handled numerous pro-bono cases, winning injunctive and monetary relief for a range of clients.

While at Harvard Law School, Michael served as a research assistant to Professor Laurence Tribe on constitutional and telecommunications law. He also served as a law clerk for Judge Leonard I. Garth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

  • Won $17M patent infringement settlement from Kraft for client Keurig on eve of trial for infringement of patent relating to brewer cartridges.
  • Won Massachusetts’ largest jury verdict of 2007 in patent infringement case as lead counsel for medical device company Diomed, Inc. in trial against two infringers of Diomed's patent on method for laser vein treatment.
  • Obtained eight-figure settlement of multi-patent dispute between arch-rivals in growing field of computer-based technology.
  • Assisted major university and two medical device companies in asserting successful biotechnology patent infringement case, resulting in multi-million dollar jury award, trebled by trial court, and upheld on appeal by Federal Circuit.
  • Obtained summary judgment, sustained on appeal, in leading trade dress and copyright cases in First Circuit, as well as seven-figure award of fees and costs.
  • Won permanent injunction against Fortune 500 company in complex copyright and breach of contract case, followed by successful mediation of past damages.
  • Obtained substantial settlement on behalf of software developer in copyright dispute against multi-billion dollar publishing company.
  • Defended major consumer products company in multi-patent trial and won Federal Circuit reversal of damages award.
  • Successfully defended Fortune 500 manufacturer against copyright infringement suit.
  • Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
  • Boston IP Inn of Court - Founding member
  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • Harvard Extension School - Adjunct Professor, IP Law 
  • Harvard Law School Association of Massachusetts - Board Member
  • Repeatedly named to Best Lawyers in America®
  • Repeatedly recommended by the IAM Patent 1000
  • Repeatedly named to Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • Repeatedly named to Top 100 Lawyers, Massachusetts and New England - Massachusetts Super Lawyers®
  • Corporate LiveWire's Lawyer of the Year - Patent Litigation
  • Corporate LiveWire Global Award - Litigation & Dispute Resolution in Massachusetts
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America (invitation-only Trial Lawyer Honorary Society)
  • World's Leading Trademark Professionals 2015 (Enforcement and Litigation)
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Editor, Harvard Law Review
  • Michael was featured on the cover of Super Lawyers New England 2012. View here.
Michael was featured on the cover of Super Lawyers New England 2012:

http://digital.superlawyers.com/superlawyers/newengland2012#pg1

Recent News

May 27, 2016

2016 Edition of IAM Patent 1000 Recognizes Wolf Greenfield

May 12, 2016

Wolf Greenfield Helps Keurig Defeat Motion for Preliminary Injunction

April 4, 2016

Michael Albert quoted in Law.com article on the turning point for patent litigation

February 23, 2016

Wolf Greenfield Client Kantar Media Victorious Over Three TiVo Patents

February 8, 2016

Wolf Greenfield Achieves Second Victory in Two Months for Client Geotab

January 15, 2016

Wolf Greenfield Named Top Trademark Law Firm by World Trademark Review

January 14, 2016

Michael Albert quoted by Law360 on changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

January 13, 2016

Wolf Greenfield Helps Client Geotab Achieve Victory Over NPE

November 2, 2015

23 Wolf Greenfield Attorneys Named to 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers List

August 17, 2015

Nine Wolf Greenfield Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2016

June 23, 2015

Law360 quotes Michael Albert on patent royalties case

June 16, 2015

IAM Patent 1000 Recognizes Wolf Greenfield

March 27, 2015

Wolf Greenfield Wins Complete IPR Victory for Saint-Gobain

February 3, 2015

Wolf Greenfield Named Top Trademark Law Firm by World Trademark Review

January 5, 2015

Wolf Greenfield's Litigation Team Obtains Victory for Keurig Green Mountain and Starbucks

October 20, 2014

22 Wolf Greenfield Attorneys Named to 2014 Massachusetts Super Lawyers List

September 22, 2014

Michael Albert quoted by Law360 on Federal Circuit's attempt to rein in damages

August 18, 2014

Ten Wolf Greenfield Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2015

May 30, 2014

Michael Albert quoted by Law360 on recent Federal Circuit rulings

February 10, 2014

Wolf Greenfield Named Top Trademark Law Firm by World Trademark Review

October 21, 2013

Twenty Wolf Greenfield Attorneys Selected to 2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers List

August 15, 2013

Ten Wolf Greenfield Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2014 List

August 14, 2013

Wolf Greenfield Secures Dismissal of Case Against Our Client Six Victor

June 3, 2013

Wolf Greenfield Attorneys Named to IAM 1000 World’s Leading Patent Practitioners List

February 5, 2013

Wolf Greenfield Named Elite Trademark Law Firm in World Trademark Report 1000

October 22, 2012

Fifteen Wolf Greenfield Lawyers Highlighted in 2012 Massachusetts Super Lawyers List

September 19, 2012

Eleven Wolf Greenfield Attorneys Selected for 2013 Best Lawyers in America

June 1, 2012

Wolf Greenfield Named to IAM 1000 World’s Leading Patent Practitioners List