Mike represents information and technology businesses, including Internet, digital games and other interactive media companies, software, SaaS and other information technology companies, and entertainment and publishing companies. He also represents life sciences companies, including medical device and pharmaceutical developers, producers and distributors. He is experienced in strategic alliances, intellectual property licenses, videogame development and publishing deals, and technology development and distribution transactions.
A former in-house lawyer and business development professional, Mike brings a practical perspective to clients' legal issues with a keen understanding of the importance of agreements that facilitate rather than hinder business. He is the co-author of The Lifecycle of a Technology Company: Intellectual Property Protection — Obtaining & Safeguarding Patents, Trademarks, Copyright & More, Aspatore Books, 2004.
Prior to joining Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, Mike served as director of licensing for Mattel Interactive, counsel for The Learning Company, Inc., which at the time was the second-largest consumer software company in the world, and director of strategic alliances for Sonera Corporation, a global provider of wireless Internet portals, games, content and mobile value-added services.
Mike is a 1993 summa cum laude graduate of Worcester State College and a 1996 graduate of the Northeastern University School of Law. Prior to entering law school, Mike was the owner and general manager of two retail businesses.
Demiurge Studios Acquired by SEGA Networks
Co-chair and speaker: The Law of Digital Games, 2012
Speaker: Legal Basics for Game Companies, 2011
Developing an App? Make Sure You Own It
Adobe Developer Connection
Former director of strategic alliances, director of licensing and in-house counsel
MIT Enterprise Forum Games and Entertainment
Community Circle, founder
Boston Bar Assoc. Arts,
Entertainment, and Sports
Law Committee, co-chair
Open Source Issues in Mergers & Acquisitions
Worcester State College
Northeastern University School of Law