Michael Wise, a partner with Perkins Coie, is chair of the Life Sciences & Healthcare industry sector. His practice focuses on patent portfolio management and complex contested patent matters in the life sciences industry. Michael has been recognized by Intellectual Asset Management in the IAM Patent 1000, and by Chambers Global as a ‘Leading Lawyer’ highlighted as an "incredibly knowledgeable, extremely capable and very accessible" attorney.
He has 30 years of patent counseling, procurement and litigation experience handling district court patent litigation, inter partes review and interference matters before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Michael has litigated a wide variety of technologies, including biologic and small molecule therapeutics, diagnostics, medical devices, software and electronics. For 20 years, Michael has been an active member of the Southern California Biomedical Council (SoCalBio) where he has served as the chair of the annual SoCalBio Investor Conference and is the secretary of the Board of Directors. He also regularly advises academic institutions, research institutions, emerging companies, privately held companies and publicly traded companies with respect to protecting and enforcing their intellectual property rights.