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Michael T. Cruz

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Michael Cruz has significant experience in the field of patent law. He has prepared and prosecuted national, international and foreign patent applications over a wide range of fields in the electrical and mechanical arts. Michael has successfully appealed cases before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences. In addition, he has counseled clients and rendered numerous opinions regarding patent infringement and validity.

Areas of Practice


Bar Admissions / Registrations

  • Illinois
  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Central Division of California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • University of Michigan, J.D.
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, M.S.E.E.
  • University of Illinois, B.S.E.E.