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, taking and defending depositions, 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, architectural design, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, mechanical and chemical industrial processing, automotive engineering, and cryptocurrency. He has represented clients in patent, copyright, trademark, breach of contract, antitrust, fraud and misappropriation of trade secrets actions.
Prior to joining Hughes Hubbard, Michael was an engineer at General Electric-Hitachi Nuclear Energy, where he primarily developed computer programs related to nuclear fuel design safety and performance. There, he also developed skills in industrial design and analysis, process engineering, and alternative and green power generation technologies.
Member, New York City Bar Association, Committee on Patents
Member, International Bar Association
Southern District of New York
Southern District of Texas
Northern District of Ohio
Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Representation of Kensington Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, in connection with its proposed $3.3 billion merger with QuantumScape, an electric vehicle battery supplier backed by Volkswagen Group