Michael F. Heim

Michael F. Heim

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney in Houston, TX

Heim, Payne & Chorush, LLP
 | 1111 Bagby St., Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-221-2000
Fax: 713-221-2021
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (90%),
  • Intellectual Property (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Michael Heim specializes exclusively in intellectual property litigation and antitrust lawsuits involving intellectual property. Mr. Heim represents plaintiffs and defendants throughout the United States in patent litigation in a wide range of technologies including microprocessors, computer architecture, memory control systems, cellular telephone systems, data transmission systems, on-line gaming systems, database caching software, logging-while drilling systems, and a host of other high-tech technologies. He has expertise in evaluating patent portfolios and developing strategies to enforce and license those portfolios. A skilled litigator, he is able to understand and communicate highly complex technical and legal issues to both judges and jurors allowing him to help protect countless innovative ideas on behalf of his clients. Mr. Heim has also litigated class action antitrust lawsuits focusing on the manner in which companies use their intellectual property to maintain exclusive rights to their products.
    Mr. Heim has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering received from the University of Missouri with numerous academic honors. He received his J.D. degree from The George Washington University Law School, also with honors. While in law school, he served three years as a Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, with his primary work focusing on electrical communications and computer software and hardware.

    About Michael Heim

    Admitted: 1987, Texas

    Professional Webpage: http://www.hpcllp.com/attorneys/michael-heim/


    • Lawyer of the Year in Houston, Intelelctual Property Litigation by Best Lawyers in America, 2020
    • Ranked among the Best Law Firms by US News and Best Lawyers, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
    • IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists, 2019
    • America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2005-2019), Chambers USA
    • Selected to the IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, 2017, 2018, 2019
    • IP Stars, 2018, 2019, Managing Intellectual Property magazine, 2020
    • Texas Super Lawyers, 2004-2019, Thomson Reuters
    • Best Lawyers in America (2005-2020), Best Lawyers
    • Top 100 Super Lawyers in Houston, Thomson Reuters, 2018
    • Patent Stars, Managing Intellectual Property magazine, 2017
    • AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
    • Best IP Lawyers in America, 2007-2016, IP Law & Business
    • Best Lawyers in Texas, Wall St. Journal, 2016
    • Best Lawyers in Houston (2004-2019), H Texas
    • Named as a leading lawyer in Texas, Forbes Magazine, 2007

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Registered Patent Attorney, 1986

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Chairman, Intellectual Property Law Assocation, State Bar of Texas, 2001
    • President, Houston Intellectual Property Law Assocation, 1998


    • $15,700,000 Judgment, Rembrandt Wireless Technologies vs. Samsung Electronics (EDTX), 2016
    • $110,000,000 Settlement on behalf of Direct Purchaser Class in In re Cardizem, 2002
    • $16,243,067 Judgment, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation v. Cisco Systems (EDTX), 2014
    • $38,877,664 Judgment, TWM vs. AT&T (WDTX), 2013
    • $220,000,000 Settlement on behalf of Direct Purchaser Class in In re Buspar, 2003
    • $75,000,000 Settlement on behalf of Direct Purchaser Class in In re Remeron, 2005
    • $23,129,321 Judgment, Fractus S.A. vs. Samsung Electronics (EDTX), 2011
    • $300,000,000 Settlement, MicroUnity v. Intel, 2005
    • $74,000,000 Settlement on behalf of Direct Purchaser Class in In re Hytrin

    Educational Background:

    • BS Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri
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    Office Location for Michael F. Heim

    1111 Bagby St.
    Houston, TX 77002

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    Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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