Mike Connor is a partner in Alston & Bird’s IP Litigation Group. He handles patent infringement and other IP disputes and counseling, and for many years led the firm’s national IP practice and IP litigation group.
Mike has experience in technologies such as automotive, orthopedics, cardiology, medical imaging, mobile telephony, computer networks, financial services, robotics, textiles, fiber optics, rare-earth magnets, and semiconductors. He has led trial teams in federal courts across the U.S., at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), and in inter partes review and covered business method trials at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and has argued appeals at the Federal Circuit.
Mike has been included in The Best Lawyers in America© for Intellectual Property Litigation and Patent Litigation annually since 2008. In its 2021 IPR Intelligence Report, Patexia ranked Mike among the top 10 best-performing attorneys representing patent owners. He is recognized in Who’s Who Legal: Patents. He is ranked for the seventh consecutive year in IAM Patent 1000 – World’s Leading Patent Practitioners. He has appeared in the international Legal 500 for IP Litigation and Intellectual Property Law, in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business annually since 2016, and was again named an “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property magazine in 2021.