Michael P. Padden

USA: Ohio

Pearne & Gordon LLP
Ohio Savings Plaza
1801 East 9th St., Suite 1200
Cleveland, OH 44114-3108

Tel: 216-579-1700 ext. 276

Email: mpadden@pearne.com
Web: www.pearne.com

Mike Padden is a partner at Pearne & Gordon LLP with extensive litigation and trial experience. He concentrates his practice on IP-related litigation matters and other business disputes in state and federal jurisdictions as well as administrative proceedings held before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and Trademark Trial Appeal Board.

In his 30 years of practice, Mike has successfully represented clients from a broad range of industries in a wide variety of business disputes, including actions based on patent infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, antitrust violations, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, and other business torts.

In order to effectively represent his clients, Mike works to combine his extensive experience with creativity, responsiveness, and a consistent focus on the cost/benefit analysis of every step in the process. He enjoys digging into complex factual and legal issues to identify a simple, straightforward way to demonstrate the merits of his client’s position. Credibility, service and value are the fundamentals of his approach.

In recent years, Mike has focused especially on patent and trade secret litigation. He has successfully prosecuted and defended patent infringement claims involving a variety of technologies, including: drug delivery systems, construction materials, and internet business methods.

He currently serves as co-chair of the ABA Intellectual Property Committee and was for many years co-chair of that Committee’s Patent Litigation Subcommittee. He is also a member of the working group that drafted and revised the Patent Local Rules for the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

He has been recognized by Super Lawyer® (2005-2007, 2012-2019), Leading Lawyer℠ (2007-2010) and Top Lawyer in Illinois (2013).

Mike is currently a member of the following: Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois, Patent Litigation Subcommittee of ABA Section of Litigation, Intellectual Property Lawyers Association of Chicago, The Lawyer’s Club, Legislative Advisory Board of the Office of Catholic Schools.

Pearne & Gordon LLP is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in Cleveland, Ohio. The firm specializes in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, and a broad spectrum of related intellectual property law and litigation matters.

Since our inception in the 1910’s, Pearne & Gordon has fostered a tradition of comprehensively answering every intellectual property need of their clients, combined with a dedication to excellent customer service. We answer the phone. We return emails promptly. We understand the urgency and ever-changing nature of the high-stakes world of patents and trademarks, and have the experience, tenacity, and continued attention and deep understanding of every change in trademark and patent law that helps us achieve client successes. We treat matters as if the work were for our own businesses and brands, and work tirelessly for results.

Our experience encompasses all areas of technology, including electronics, chemistry, mechanical systems, physics, materials science, ceramics, manufacturing, computers, software, biotechnology, nuclear science, machine design, pharmaceuticals and business methods. Our team is comprised of lawyers with experience and formal education in areas including electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, biochemistry, chemical engineering, biology, synthetic chemistry, industrial engineering, microelectronics, automation engineering, biomedical engineering, and bioelectricity.

As part of its full spectrum of service-based intellectual property legal services, Pearne & Gordon provides patentability opinions, freedom-to-operate and infringement opinions, validity studies, trademark selection advice, license negotiations, intellectual property valuations, expert testimony, assistance in all aspects of patent, trademark and litigation matters, and other strategic advice and consultation around intellectual property issues.


“Specialist IP firm in Cleveland, well known for the quality of its representation in patent prosecution matters. Further capabilities lie in contentious and commercial trademark, copyright, trade secrets and licensing work.”
Chambers & Partners