Michael Dubner


As a registered patent attorney, Michael Dubner’s practice involves all aspects of intellectual property law, with particular emphasis on domestic and international patent and trademark procurement and representing clients in connection with technology transactions, including negotiating professional services agreements, technology development agreements, cloud based service agreements, technology and software licenses, and service level agreements. In addition, Michael regularly counsels clients regarding the avoidance of third party intellectual property rights by identifying such rights, giving opinions concerning non-infringement and validity, and counseling clients with respect to non-infringing alternatives.

Michael has represented clients in intellectual property disputes in both federal and state courts, as well as representing and defending clients before the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and the United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Michael’s mechanical engineering background has enabled him to represent clients in connection with oil and gas equipment, medical devices, computer hardware, computer software, internet technology, plus a wide range of consumer devices.

Michael serves as Dallas Office Chair for Intellectual Property.


Awards and Recognition

  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Litigation – Intellectual Property (2016 – 2024)
  • Recognized, IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property (2013 – 2020)
17 August 2023 Honors and Awards

Foley Attorneys Recognized in 2024 Best Lawyers in America

Foley & Lardner LLP proudly announced today that 236 of the firm’s attorneys across 20 U.S. offices have received recognition in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
27 April 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents Torc Robotics in Acquisition of Algolux

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal adviser to Torc Robotics, a pioneer in commercializing self-driving vehicle technology, in closing a strategic transaction to acquire Algolux Inc., an internationally recognized leader in autonomous vehicle perception technology.
18 August 2022 Press Releases

Foley Attorneys Recognized in 2023 Best Lawyers in America

Foley & Lardner LLP proudly announced that 250 of our attorneys across 20 offices have received recognition in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
11 January 2022 In the News

Acquisition of Nature Nate’s Honey Co. featured in Texas Lawbook Roundup of Corporate Deals and Global Legal Chronicle

06 January 2022 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents Nature Nate’s Honey Co. in Sale and Merger with Sweet Harvest Foods

Foley & Lardner LLP announced today it represented McKinney-based Nature Nate’s Honey Co. (Nature Nate’s), the number one U.S. branded honey company, in its sale and merger with Sweet Harvest Foods (Sweet Harvest), a leading natural sweeteners platform and one of the largest packers in North America.
12 November 2021 Events

17th Annual IP Conference

Make plans to join us at Foley’s 17th annual IP Conference on Friday, November 12, 2021, for another year of collaborating on strategic IP management, protection, and litigation.