Michael L. Lindinger

Intellectual Property


Michael Lindinger serves clients on complex litigation in federal district courts, the International Trade Commission (ITC), and inter partes review (IPR) proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Michael works for clients in a variety of disputes, such as patent infringement (including consumer goods, electrical arts, mechanical arts, and business methods), antitrust, Lanham Act (e.g., trademark infringement, unfair competition, trademark dilution, false advertising), general commercial issues, and complex multi‐party litigations from filing to trial. He has argued at jury trials, claim construction and summary judgment hearings, before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, and is experienced in pretrial discovery including depositions, expert reports, and motions practice.


Representative District Court Experience:

  • Powermat Technologies Ltd. v. Anker Innovations, Ltd. (E.D. Tex.) – Representing Powermat in a seven patent case involving wireless charging technology.
  • Nestlé USA, Inc., et al. v. Ultra Distribuciones Mundiales S.A. de C.V., et al. (W.D. Tex.) – Represented Plaintiffs in a Lanham Act case involving numerous famous trademarks asserted against a gray good/parallel importer; defeated a motion to dismiss (516 F.Supp.3d 633) and numerous discovery motions; argued Daubert and summary judgment motions and involved in all phases of pretrial preparation; case settled on favorable terms for client less than a week before the commencement of the trial.
  • Murj, Inc. v. Rhythm Management Group (D. Md.) – Represented Rhythm in a single patent case relating to a remote cardiac monitoring system; filed a successful motion to dismiss under Section 101 (622 F.Supp.3d 109), obtaining dismissal of the case and invalidation of the single asserted patent.
  • Raffel Systems, LLC v. Man Wah Holdings Ltd. (E.D. Wis.) – Represented Man Wah in a seven patent and trade dress case; invalidated one patent at the PTAB with an on-sale bar argument that was affirmed by the Federal Circuit; obtained summary judgment of non-infringement of five of the six patents (including one design patent) (570 F.Supp.3d 613); first-chaired the trial and presented closing arguments to the jury; jury verdict currently on appeal.
  • Represented Maxell against a multinational technology company in the assertion of eight patents related to features incorporated in smartphones including wireless communications, GPS components, power management, and other functionality in the Eastern District of Texas.  Case settled on favorable terms for client.


  • Recognized as a Rising Star for Intellectual Property by DC Super Lawyers.


  • University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, (f/k/a The John Marshall Law School), JD, 2007, cum laude; The John Marshall Law School Review of Intellectual Property Law (RIPL), Staff Editor; Associate Justice, Moot Court Honors Board, 2006-2007
  • Purdue University, BS, Mechanical Engineering


  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois


  • US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • US District Court for the District of Columbia
  • US District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit


  • English