Michael is a Partner in the Intellectual Property Practice of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP. Mr. Riesen also serves as Executive Director of SGR Labs.
Michael Riesen focuses his practice on intellectual property, including portfolio management and diligence, domestic and international patent prosecution, agreements, patent litigation, trademark prosecution, copyright, and open source issues. Michael uses his technical background in material science, physics, electrical engineering, and computer science to assist a variety of clients in IP matters, and works with clients to quickly assess their cases and develop effective strategies. A former high school and college physics teacher, Michael capitalizes on his ability to understand complex and high-level scientific concepts and to effectively convey such concepts to inventors, counsel, judges, juries and examiners. He regards the relationships he forms with clients and organizations as relationships focused on commitment, value and responsiveness.