• Purdue University, B.A. German (1990) with highest distinction
  • Purdue University, B.S. electrical engineering (1990) with highest distinction
  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D. (2007)


  • Indiana
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana

Professional Experience

  • Saba Corporation
    August 2000–August 2004
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
    Adjunct Professor for C++ Programming, 2002
  • Made2Manage
    February 1999–July 2000
  • Oracle Corporation
    August 1991–January 1999


  • German

Michael Hussey


Michael Hussey applies his extensive technology and business experience to help his clients leverage and navigate the complex world of intellectual property law. His clients range from Fortune 500 companies to startups and individuals.

Michael has prosecuted nearly 1,000 patent applications filed in the United States and throughout the world. He handles all stages of the patent process, from drafting applications to patent issuance. His practice also includes opinion counseling, trademark prosecution, licensing, and copyright matters.

His practice involves technologies related to his background in software and electrical engineering. Additional technologies include jet engines, medical devices, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, data storage, security, computer networking, databases, mobile devices, image processing, telecommunications, voice-over-IP, lighting control systems, web applications, open source software integration, business methods, and other technologies.

Using his more than a decade of business experience, Michael understands his clients' need for business-focused legal solutions. Before beginning his legal career, Michael worked in various management positions and as a developer for software companies on the leading edge of technology in Silicon Valley and the Midwest. He was a senior software development manager at Oracle Corporation, where he was responsible for database development on Windows and Apple operating systems. At Made2Manage, he was a director of product development responsible for the development of ERP software for manufacturers. At Saba Corporation, he was a software architect who designed and wrote web-based enterprise applications in Java using XML and J2EE technologies.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Michael was a shareholder at Brinks Gilson & Lione.

Experience Overview

  • Managed patent portfolios for a Fortune Global 2000 company, small companies, and startups.
  • Handled all aspects of patent prosecution including post grant proceedings.
  • Prepared and advised clients on contracts including licensing agreements, non-disclosure agreements, asset transfers and others.
  • Prosecuted trademarks in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Advised clients on copyright issues.
  • Performed litigation and pre-litigation work including opinions and motion practice.
  • Founder of which provides fast and easy access to patent documents throughout the world, and simplifies sharing of links to patent documents.


  • The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2020–2021


  • American Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association


Admitted to practice: Indiana, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana


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