Michael Morlock focuses his practice on patent law with a primary focus on the electronics and software industries. His practice includes patent litigation, strategic patent prosecution, and contentious inter and ex parte post grant and reissue work.  He provides creative, cost-effective solutions for his clients — including patent portfolio design as well as employing strategic inter partes review (IPR/PGR/CBM) and ex parte reexamination tactics as well as litigation.

Mr. Morlock represents multiple companies that specialize in handheld devices, including network providers, handset manufacturers, and developers of advanced mobile technologies. Mr. Morlock has represented these companies as defendants in patent litigations and has also helped them develop patent portfolios by prosecuting multiple patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

During law school, Mr. Morlock worked as a Teaching Assistant for both the Legal Research and Writing and Appellate Advocacy program. He also served as a Notes and Comments Editor for the Florida Law Review. Prior to law school, Mr. Morlock worked as a Research Engineer for the Georgia Tech Research Institute in Atlanta, where he focused his research on electronic warfare and defense avionics systems.

Mr. Morlock was recognized as a 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 North Carolina "Rising Star" for Intellectual Property Law by Super Lawyers magazine.

Professional & Community Activities

North Carolina Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section Newsletter, Co-Editor

Winston-Salem Youth Chorus, Board of Directors, Member

One West Fifth Street Homeowners’ Association, Board Member and Treasurer


  • University of Florida College of Law, J.D. (2008)
    with honors
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S., Electrical Engineering (2005)
    with honors

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina (2008)


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2008)
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina (2008)
  • Eastern District of Texas (2012)
  • Federal Circuit (2012)

Who We Are

What fully engaged means to me:

Doing everything in my power to help clients realize the maximum benefit from their technologies.

1001 West Fourth Street
Winston-Salem, NC, 27101-2400
t +1 404.815.6003
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Michael T. Morlock

Experience Highlights

DataTreasury Corp. v. Wachovia Corp., et al. and DataTreasury Corp. v. Wells Fargo & Co., et al.
Lead counsel for Wachovia Bank, Branch Banking & Trust Company, M&T Bank and Comerica Bank against DataTreasury in patent infringement more
Patent infringement litigation for United States airline
Defending United States airline against multiple actions in the District of Delaware alleging infringement of obtaining data transaction information more
MacroSolve Inc. v. United Airlines Inc.
Defending United Airlines in patent infringement case where MacroSolve has accused the United Airline’s use of a mobile services network platform and more
Cyberfone Systems LLC (formerly LVL Patent Group, LLC) v. United Airlines, U.S. Airways, and Air Canada
Defending United Airlines, U.S. Airways and Air Canada in the District of Delaware. CyberFone Systems LLC filed multiple actions in District of more