Michael L. Dever
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Michael L. Dever

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Pittsburgh, PA
 
 
 
  • Obtained a dismissal of a patent complaint and an award of attorney fees for client and defended both on appeal prior to the Supreme Court loosening the standards for obtaining such fee awards.
  • Assisted in the negotiation of favorable settlements in a series of patent infringement cases involving hearing protection devices (federal court – California).
  • Negotiated a favorable settlement in a patent infringement case involving railroad braking systems (federal court – Pennsylvania).
  • Negotiated favorable settlements in a series of patent infringement cases involving accessory rail car parts (federal court – Pennsylvania).
  • Defended against a preliminary injunction in a patent infringement case and negotiated a favorable settlement (federal court – Massachusetts).
  • Obtained an injunction in a trademark infringement case in the data communications field (federal court – Pennsylvania).
  • Obtained a temporary restraining order and permanent injunction in a trademark and trade dress case on behalf of a dance performance group (federal court – Pennsylvania).
  • Obtained dismissal of a trademark infringement case involving cosmetics (federal court – Pennsylvania).
  • Obtained dismissal of a patent infringement case involving toll booth coin discriminator devices and assisted in settling an antitrust counterclaim (federal court – Louisiana).
  • Obtained an appellate reversal of a dismissal of a copyright infringement case and subsequently negotiated a favorable settlement (federal court – Third Circuit and Pennsylvania).
  • Obtained an injunction in a patent infringement case involving spill containment equipment (federal court – Virginia).
  • Defended against a covenant not to compete case involving a medical practice (state court – Pennsylvania).
  • Defended on appeal an attorney fee award in a patent infringement case (federal court – Federal Circuit).
  • Obtained a dismissal of an inventorship and patent ownership claim (federal court – Pennsylvania).