Michael R. Henson

Partner Intellectual Property Practice - Perkins Coie

Michael Henson, a partner in Perkins Coie’s Intellectual Property practice, provides seasoned intellectual property counsel to
businesses of varying sizes that trust him to employ his wide-ranging intellectual property prosecution and litigation experience
to achieve advantageous results. Combining extensive patent and trademark prosecution experience with a litigation
background, Michael offers his clients a unique approach to their sophisticated intellectual property needs. Michael is a
registered patent attorney whose practice emphasizes patent prosecution, patent litigation, and strategic patent portfolio
management and analysis. Businesses spanning a diverse array of technologies regularly engage Michael to help develop,
protect and monetize intellectual property. Michael is adept at advising on intellectual property procurement, transactional, and
enforcement matters in the United States and abroad, and regularly assists clients with infringement, freedom-to-operate and
validity opinions, patent prosecution, trademark, and related licensing matters.
Michael is an Associate Editor for “Frontiers in Blockchain,” the first peer-reviewed journal dedicated to blockchain from a
scientific publisher.
Prior to launching his legal career, Michael worked as an engineer in the steel industry. He also worked for the Central
Intelligence Agency, with top secret clearances, during Operation Desert Shield.