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Michael K. Dixon
Michael K. Dixon
Partner 
777 South Flagler Drive
Suite 1100 West Tower
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
 
Tel:
561.671.3621
Fax:
561.659.6313
 
 

Michael Dixon represents clients in an array of intellectual property matters, with an emphasis on patent procurement, patent litigation, technology transfer transactions such as drafting and negotiating licenses, intellectual property due diligence in private equity and mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property asset management, intellectual property law opinions, trademarks, protection of trade secrets, confidentiality agreements, and copyrights. He represents a broad range of clients such as Fortune 500 companies, universities, start-up companies and individuals with their intellectual property needs.

Michael himself was experienced as an inventor on a U.S. patent prior to becoming a patent attorney. He has experience procuring patent protection in drafting patent applications and/or prosecuting applications for more than 500 patent applications, domestically and internationally, for inventions in mechanical and electrical technologies including medical devices, mechanical systems, turbine engines, marine industries, environmental remediation systems, building construction systems, automotive systems, firearms, sporting goods, software systems, business methods, and Internet and software-related patent applications. Michael has managed intellectual property portfolios including more than 400 patents and trademarks for corporate clients.

Michael also has experience in the building construction, water management, and nuclear power generation industries. He is also a Licensed Captain by the United States Coast Guard.
 
Awards & Recognition
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Board Certified in Intellectual Property Law, The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education, 2007 - Present
 
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Daily Business Review, 2014 Litigation Department of the Year for Intellectual Property, Member
 
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Florida Trend's Legal Elite 2010-2014, Listed for Intellectual Property Rights
 
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Ironman France Triathlon Finisher, 2012
 
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South Florida Business Journal 2004, Listed in "Up and Comers" as a Finalist for Attorneys Under 40
 
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Inventor of U.S. Patent No. 5,704,801
 
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Ironman Florida Triathlon Finisher, 2009
 
Published Works & Lectures
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Guide to Doing Business in Florida, Co-Author, "Intellectual Property," September 2013
 
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Westlaw Journal Expert Commentary Series - Patents in the 21st Century: The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, Author, "The Sweeping Changes of the 2011 America Invents Act," January 10, 2012
 
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North American Sports Entertainment and IP Law Conference, Panelist, "IP Issues of the Cloud," Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, November 12, 2011
 
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California Real Estate Journal, Quoted, "Inventing For The Green Age: Green Laws Will Push For More Invention, But Is The Patent World Ready?," May 4, 2009
 
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South Florida Business Journal, Quoted, "New Highway Barrier Coming to Florida," September 20, 2004
 
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Matthew Bender, Author, "Transfer of Trade Secrets by License or Sale" in J. Rodman Steele, Protecting Corporate Trade Secrets, 2003
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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Intellectual Property Owners Association, Patent Law Committee, Member
 
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Bio Florida 2012 Annual Conference, Co-Chairman of the Bio Business Track
 
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National Student Leadership Forum on Faith and Values, Washington, D.C. and the Dominican Republic, Facilitator
 
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Florida Student Leadership Forum on Faith and Values, Tallahassee, FL, Facilitator
 
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Leadership Palm Beach County, Class of 2006
 
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Leadership West Palm Beach, Class of 2004
 
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Mustard Seed Communities, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Zimbabwe, Fundraiser
 
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Florida Oceanographic Society, Former Young Friends Board Member
 
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Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Former Mentor
 
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Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer
 
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Ducks Unlimited-Wetlands Conservation, Former Area Chairman
 



Michael K. Dixon

Practice
Intellectual Property
Education
J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2000; with honors, Florida Law Review, 1998-2000; University of Florida Journal of Technology Law on Policy, Articles & Assistant Production Editor
B.S.A.E., University of Georgia, 1997; cum laude
Bar Admissions
Florida
Georgia
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
 
 
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