Michael Hurley

Michael F. Hurley


212-596-0561 (Direct)

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Mr. Hurley focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation in cases involving the assertion and defense of IP rights, with a particular emphasis on patent litigation.  He represents clients in jury and non-jury lawsuits, and has successfully taken cases through appeal in numerous actions before the Federal Circuit, Third Circuit and Second Circuit Courts of Appeal.  Mr. Hurley counsels clients in a wide range of industries and technical disciplines, including consumer electronics, laser imaging, industrial materials, medical devices, agribusiness, pharmaceuticals and computer hardware and software.  He advises clients on a variety of issues related to the acquisition, protection, and enforcement of intellectual property rights.  Mr. Hurley also counsels clients concerning intellectual property asset management and licensing.


University of Virginia, B.A., cum laude, 1979

Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1986


New York State Bar, 1987

United States Supreme Court, 1997

United States Court of Appeal, Federal Circuit Court, 1994

United States Court of Appeal, Second Circuit Court, 2005

United States Court of Appeal, Third Circuit Court, 2007

United States Court of Appeal, Eleventh Circuit Court, 1999

United States District Court, Southern District of New York, 1987

United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1987

Professional Affiliations

Mr. Hurley is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the International Intellectual Property Society, and the New York Intellectual Property Association.  He is a 2009 recipient of the New York State Bar Association’s Empire Counsel award for pro bono work.