Michael Tse splits his practice between patent licensing and patent prosecution. Mr. Tse's patent licensing practice focuses on analysis and evaluation of patent assets for licensing, divestures, acquisitions, and litigation. Mr. Tse has participated in patent licensing negotiations involving both small portfolios of a few patents to large portfolios of thousands of patents. Mr. Tse's patent licensing practice has also involved non-practicing entities.

Mr. Tse's patent prosecution and counseling practice spans a wide variety of technology areas including computer architectures, neural network processor architectures, networking components and systems, memory technologies, semiconductor manufacturing, semiconductor packaging, electronic design automation tools, storage hardware, telecommunications systems and devices, mobile technologies, programmable logic, hardware and software for electronics and computers, consumer electronics, image processing, computer and web security, satellite positioning systems, power systems, medical devices and diagnostic systems, fintech, business methods, and payment systems.

Mr. Tse has also handled reexaminations, inter partes reviews, opinions of counsel, and IP due diligence.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Tse has over ten years of industry experience as a design engineer designing a variety of integrated circuit devices including flash memories, server microprocessors, optical networking components, and global positioning systems.

Mr. Tse was recognized as a Northern California "Rising Star" in 2017, 2018 and 2019 for Intellectual Property by Super Lawyers magazine.


Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D. (2009) High Technology Law Certificate

University of California, Berkeley, B.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (1999)

University of California, Berkeley, B.S., Materials Science Engineering (1999)


California (2010)

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