Michael Jordan is counsel in Offit Kurman's Intellectual Property Group. Mr. Jordan’s practice includes infringement studies, freedom-to-operate opinions, transaction due diligence, invalidity analyses, and patentability analyses. Mr. Jordan also represents clients in trade secret, patent and software development, and licensing matters. Based on his background, including his work experience as an electrical and instrument engineer, Mr. Jordan takes an interdisciplinary approach to his legal work. Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Jordan was an engineer in both the pulp & paper and chemical industries. During his engineering career, Mr. Jordan concentrated primarily on automation and data acquisition systems, systems integration, system reliability and integrity, process control, process safety and hazard analysis, process and analytical instrumentation, electrical power distribution, energy management, production unit maintenance and management, capital investment planning, and capital project management. Throughout his career in intellectual property, Mr. Jordan has engaged in all aspects of preparation and prosecution of design patent applications, utility patent applications, and trademark applications in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Jordan also has a great deal of experience with patent prosecution in numerous foreign patent jurisdictions, such as China, Japan, Republic of Korea, Taiwan, and the European Patent Office. Mr. Jordan's background allows him to assist clients in all areas of intellectual property law. Mr. Jordan also has a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in trial advocacy and is well-versed in all aspects of IP litigation. Mr. Jordan is knowledgeable on a wide range of technologies, including: consumer products and appliances; electrical and electronic circuits, devices, and systems; mechanical and electro-mechanical medical devices; mechanical devices; business methods; software; computer memory and networks; semiconductor devices and manufacturing; RF communication and devices; electro mechanical, mechanical, and software-based toys and amusements; ultrasound devices; power systems; power distribution metering and relaying; lighting devices and systems; analytical and process instrumentation; and wireless telecommunications. Mr. Jordan has counseled clients on obtaining patent rights regarding industry standards and licensing activities. Mr. Jordan has also advised clients regarding their rights and potential liabilities under trade secret and unfair competition law. In addition, Mr. Jordan has worked on a number of pro bono matters through the Homeless Advocacy Project of Philadelphia. Mr. Jordan assisted in cases involving obtaining birth certificates, legal name changes, pension benefits, and appeal of SSI/SSDI denials. Mr. Jordan graduated from Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law, magna cum laude where he took advanced courses with an emphasis on intellectual property and technology. Mr. Jordan also received his LL.M. in Trial Advocacy from the Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law.
- Analysis of the scope of the Covered Business Method (CBM) Review from Unwired Planet, LLC v. Google, Inc. and Secure Axcess, LLC v. PNC Bank Nat'l Assn , Joint Patent Practice CLE Seminar (JPPCLE), April 27, 2017, Crowne Plaza Times Square, New York City
- Analysis of the ethical implications of legal practice in one jurisdiction while facing discipline in another jurisdiction from Piccone v. USPTO, Joint Patent Practice CLE Seminar (JPPCLE), May 18, 2020, via Webinar (due to Covid-19 restrictions)