Jonathan T. McMichael

Associate, Litigation  

Seattle 206.389.4583


Jonathan (Jon) McMichael focuses his practice on patent litigation and other intellectual property litigation matters for companies in the life sciences and technology industries. Jon has represented clients in a variety of venues throughout the country, including federal district courts, the International Trade Commission and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Jon has experience in all phases of disputes, including managing discovery, taking depositions, drafting summary judgment and other motions, and preparing for trial. He also has experience drafting and submitting patent applications to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Prior to joining Fenwick & West, Jon clerked for Chief Judge Leonard Davis in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

While in law school, Jon was Articles Editor for Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science and Technology.

Legal Publications:

  • “In re BigCommerce: Federal Circuit Continues to Limit the Scope of Proper Patent Venue,” Fenwick & West LLP, May 2018 (co-author)
  • “Federal Circuit Provides Much Needed Patent Venue Guidance Post TC Heartland,” Fenwick & West LLP, September 2017 (co-author)
  • “Intellectual Property Bulletin - Summer 2017,” Fenwick & West LLP (co-author)
  • “Producing Valuable Patents: The USPTO’s Missed Opportunity in Biotechnology,” Jurimetrics, 2014

Scientific Publications:

  • “Structural and Functional Consequences of Cardiac Troponin C L57Q and 161Q Ca2+-Desensitizing Variants,” Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, 2013 (co-author)
  • Calcium Binding Kinetics of Troponin C Strongly Modulate Cooperative Activation and Tension Kinetics in Cardiac Muscle,” Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, 2011 (co-author)