Michael Turton concentrates his practice in intellectual property law, with a primary focus on patent litigation and intellectual property strategy and licensing. Fields of technology in which he has experience include computer hardware and software, computer security, telecommunications, computer networking, film and digital projection technologies, financial services item processing, fiber optic networks, Internet search and services, electronic commerce, semiconductor and integrated circuit technology, and electro-mechanical devices.

Mr. Turton has represented companies in patent litigation actions in California, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Massachusetts, Texas, and Virginia. Additionally, he regularly assists companies with a variety of intellectual property matters, including pre-suit matters, such as analyzing patents held by competitors, conducting freedom to practice analysis, and providing written opinions.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Turton practiced with a Houston, Texas, intellectual property firm. Mr. Turton has been recognized as a 2012 and 2013 Georgia "Super Lawyer" and 2009 Georgia "Rising Star" in Intellectual Property Law by Super Lawyers magazine. He is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*

*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.

Professional & Community Activities

Intellectual Property Owners Association, Licensing Committee Member

American Intellectual Property Association, Member

Wake Forest Law Review, Notes & Comments Editor (1994-1995)

Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D. (1995)
  • North Carolina State University, B.S., Electrical Engineering (1992)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (1999)
  • Texas (1995)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas (2010)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (2001)
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (1999)
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (1996)
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas (1996)

Who We Are

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Michael J. Turton

Experience Highlights

Verizon Services Corp. v. Cox Fibernet Va., Inc.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Cox Communications, which was accused of infringing a competitor’s patents relating to more
Patent litigation for major North American bank
Represented a major North American bank in a suit alleging infringement of two patents relating to methods for authenticating information and parties more
DataTreasury Corp. v. Wachovia Corp., et al. and DataTreasury Corp. v. Wells Fargo & Co., et al.
Lead counsel for Wachovia Bank, Branch Banking & Trust Company, M&T Bank and Comerica Bank against DataTreasury in patent infringement more
Leon Stambler v. Atmos Energy Corp., et al.
Represented Delta Air Lines and United Airlines in a patent infringement litigation in the Eastern District of Texas. The plaintiff asserted patents more