Michael Chajon specializes in trademark, trade dress, and unfair competition litigation, disputes, and counseling. He has represented clients in federal courts across the country and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”). Experienced in all aspects of complex litigation, Michael has represented major clients at trial in federal district court on three occasions, represented a major pharmaceutical company in a two-week arbitration hearing, authored winning briefs for district court and PTO proceedings, worked with leading experts to prepare reports and trial testimony, and managed major discovery efforts. Michael has also advised clients on trademark enforcement strategies and trademark clearance issues, and has performed intellectual property due diligence for major corporate transactions.
Prior to joining Kelly IP, Michael worked in the patent litigation group of a leading general practice law firm, and of a major intellectual property law firm. Michael litigated patent cases on a wide variety of products, including blockbuster prescription drugs, medical devices, and satellite communications technology.
Michael started his legal career as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Leonard P. Stark, District Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Delaware. He also served as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Kathleen M. O’Malley, Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Michael gained federal court experience during law school as well, when he worked as a judicial extern to the Hon. Sue L. Robinson, District Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Delaware. Before turning to law, Michael was an accomplished chemical engineer, working at a major east-coast oil refinery after obtaining his engineering degree at the University of Delaware.
- New Jersey
- Washington, DC
- U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
- Courts of Appeal for the Federal Circuit
- George Washington University Law School, 2010
- University of Delaware, B.S., Chemical Engineering, 2003