Michael Polka is an associate in the Intellectual Property group and provides support in connection with patent litigation and other IP related disputes. His practice includes representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court, and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in prosecution and inter partes review proceedings. He has experience with litigation at all phases, including demand letters, complaints, discovery and discovery disputes, motion practice, trial, and appeal. He also has experience drafting IP assignment agreements and conducting due diligence in IP matters.
Michael has represented clients in the fields of nuclear power generation, architectual design, consumer producs, and mechanical and chemical industrial processing in matters involving patent, copyright, trademark, breach of contract, and misapropriation of trade secrets disputes and counseling.
Prior to joining Hughes Hubbard, Michael was an engineer at General Electric-Hitachi Nuclear Energy, where he developed computer programs related to nuclear fuel design safety and performance.
Secretary, New York City Bar Association, Committee on Patents