Mick McCarthy, IP Lawyer, Patents Oklahoma City
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Mick McCarthy Of Counsel

T 405-553-2314 | F 405-553-2855 | mmccarthy@hallestill.com

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Mick McCarthy has 25 years of experience as a licensed patent practitioner (Reg. 38,794); first as a patent agent (1994) and then as a patent attorney (1999). That experience includes both in-house corporate practice and private practice. 

Mick focuses his practice in intellectual property procurement and commercialization, having extensive experience in a wide range of technologies with emphasis in the complex electrical, mechanical, process, and computer arts. In resolving IP disputes, he has established a successful appeal practice before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and a successful courtroom litigation practice.

Prior to law school, Mick worked for 12 years as a corporate engineer, primarily in manufacturing  and process engineering. That real world engineering background makes him particularly adept at mining IP assets within diverse organization cultures to develop and manage the best possible intellectual property portfolio for his clients. 

Mick has served as an adjunct professor at Oklahoma City University School of Law and is a regular speaker on hot legal issues. In addition, he volunteers his time for a variety of organizations, including the Moore-Norman Vo-Tech Business Advisory Center which operates a start-up incubator to promote new businesses and the associated job creations. 

Mick has been named a Best Lawyer in America in Copyright, Patent and Trademark Law and in 2020 was named Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year Copyright Law Oklahoma City. 

Education

  • Oklahoma City University School of Law (J.D.)
  • University of Oklahoma (B.S.M.E.)

Admissions

  • Oklahoma
  • Registered Patent Attorney licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO)
Legal Experience
  • 2014-Present Hall Estill 
  • 2007-2014 McCarthy Law Group
  • Fellers, Snider, Blankenship, Bailey & Tippens
  • Seagate Technology, LLC - Director of Intellectual Property
Community Involvement
  • Volunteer, Junior Achievement
  • Volunteer, Moore-Norman Vo-Tech Business Advisory Center
Professional Involvement
  • Volunteer, Trinity Legal Clinic
Published Articles
  • Defending Against Reckless Patent Enforcement Should Not Be An Ordinary Cost Of Doing Business - Oklahoma Bar Journal, September 14, 2013
Reported Cases

Automatic Equipment Manufacturing Co. v. Danko Manufacturing, LLC, 8:19-cv-00162-RFR-MDN (D NE) (representing defendant/patentee in a declaratory judgment action).

National Flooring Equipment, Inc. v. OEM Products, Inc., 5:19-cv-00132-PRW (WD OK) (representing defendant/accused infringer in a patent case).

Leach v. Pharmedoc, Inc., 5:16-cv-01034-SLP (WD OK), rel’d, 2:17-cv-07351-CJC-SK (CD CA), transf’d, 5:17-cv-01230-SLP (WD OK) (representing defendant/accused infringer in a patent case).

Legacy Separators, LLC v. Halliburton Energy Services, Inc., Petition for Inter Partes Review of U.S. Patent No. 6,761,215, case IPR 2015-01526, Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Legacy Separators, LLC v. Halliburton Energy Services, Inc., 5:14-cv-00267-HE (WD OK), transf’d, 4:14-cv-02081 (SD TX) (representing plaintiff/patentee in a patent and trade secret case).

Flow Valve, LLC v. Forum Energy Technologies, Inc., 5:13-cv-01261-F) (WD OK) (representing plaintiff/patentee in a patent and trade secret case).

Pollution Control Corp. v. Renegade Oilfield Products, LLC, 5:11-cv-00494-R (expert witness for accused infringer in a patent case).

The Sydco System, Inc. v. Glasgow, 2011 OK 13 (representing accused misappropriator in a trade secret claim).

A to Z Machining Services, LLC v. National Storm Shelter, LLC, 5:10-cv-00422-C (WD OK) (representing defendant/accused infringer in a patent case).

Seagate Technology v. STEC, Inc., 5:08-cv-01950-JW (ND CA) (representing plaintiff/patentee in a patent case).

Siemens v. Seagate Technology, 8:06-cv-00788-JVS-AN (CD CA) (representing defendant/accused infringer in a patent case).

Convolve, Inc. and Massachusetts Institute of Technology v. Compaq Computer Corp. and Seagate Technology LLC, 1:00-cv-05141-GBD-JCF (SD NY).

Recently Issued Patents

FILE-LEVEL ARRAY STORAGE

US

10,248,617

MODULAR MAGNETORESISTIVE MEMORY

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10,242,725

RE-REELING APPARATUS FOR FISHING LINE REPLACEMENT

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10,231,444

MOTOR SPIN UP WITH AUXILIARY POWER BOOST

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10,229,710

STUD LAYOUT LOCKER

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10,214,902

COORDINATING END EFFECTOR AND VISION CONTROLS

US

10,203,683

ADVANCED HEATER-ASSISTED MEDIA BURNISHING HEAD MEDIA BURNISH PROCESS

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10,181,335

POSITIONING SYSTEM

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10,144,145

CONTROLLING A PUMP

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10,138,882

ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPY OF SCANNING AND IMAGE PROCESSING

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10,126,326

PLOW TUNNELING

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10,100,491

FO-FA-TU

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10,028,546

MOVABLE RACEWAY

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10,020,644

TOASTER GRILL

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10,016,091

BIMODAL MODULATION

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10,014,027

WORK PIECE PRESENTMENT

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9,999,949

DUAL DIFFUSION PATH FILTER WITH DIFFERENTIAL FLOW RESISTANCES

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9,865,309

SHELTER

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9,856,670

MODULAR MAGNETORESISTIVE MEMORY

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9,754,651

BIMODAL MODULATION

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9,754,620

RECEIVER TRAINING DURING A SATA OUT OF BAND SEQUENCE

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9,753,887

ORCHESTRATING MANAGEMENT OPERATIONS AMONG A PLURALITY OF INTELLIGENT STORAGE ELEMENTS

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9,747,034

WORKPIECE HANDLING

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9,649,736

AGGREGATING STORAGE ELEMENTS USING A VIRTUAL CONTROLLER

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9,645,767

MAPPING OBJECT INTERFACE INTO A POWERED STORAGE DEVICE SYSTEM

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9,569,125

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOVABLE DATA STORAGE ELEMENTS PROVIDED AS CLOUD BASED STORAGE SYSTEM

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9,542,399

MULTIPLE DRIVE SLED IN A STORAGE ARRAY

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9,491,885

SECURE ENCLOSURE

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9,468,116

MANAGING ACCESS COMMANDS BY MULTIPLE LEVEL CACHING

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9,465,745

POSITIONING GONIOMETRY

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9,459,083

VORTEX-FLOW VACUUM SUCTION NOZZLE 

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9,357,892

SUBSTRATE HOLDERS FOR UNIFORM REACTIVE SPUTTERING 

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9,343,273

DUAL SPINDLE STORAGE DEVICE

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9,343,107

HIERARCHICAL DATA COMPRESSION TESTING

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9,342,405

PREFERRED ZONE SCHEDULING

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9,329,800

MODULAR MAGNETORESISTIVE MEMORY 

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9,324,401

SENSING A SELECTED AMBIENT ENVIRONMENT

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9,322,705

CONCEALED SHELTER

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9,316,013

LA FUENTE PORUS IMPLANT MATRIX

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9,289,300

STEAM POWERED ENGINE

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9,279,366

BIMODAL MODULATION

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9,251,824

WRITER WITH WORKING FLUID BEARING

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9,236,083

HOLSTERING A GUN

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9,222,750

POSITIONING SYSTEM

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9,220,204

LAPPING A WORKPIECE

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9,205,530

VIRTUAL STORAGE SPACE WITH CYCLICAL WRAPPING GRID FUNCTION 

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9,164,686

ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPY OF SCANNING AND IMAGE PROCESSING

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9,150,415

MAGNETIC MEDIA ON A PLASTIC SUBSTRATE

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9,117,476

HARD ALLOCATION OF RESOURCES PARTITIONING

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9,110,731

AXIALLY POSITIONING A ROTATING ARTICLE

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9,095,915

FLUID BEARING SLIDER WITH SHOCK DAMPING FEATURES

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9,093,098

MEDIA CADDY HANDLING

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9,082,459

INTERNAL COVER THERMAL CONDUCTION

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9,078,357

ATOMIC CACHE TRANSACTIONS IN A DISTRIBUTED STORAGE SYSTEM

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9,049,242

ADVANCED MATERIAL TRACKING SYSTEM

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9,047,579

FORMING ORIENTED FILM FOR MAGNETIC RECORDING MATERIAL

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9,034,157

RESILIENT MIRRORING

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9,021,223

STANDING SEAM STRENGTHENING APPARATUS

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9,003,733

SEAM STABILIZER FOR STANDING SEAM PANELS

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8,997,410

CHANGING POWER STATE WITH AN ELASTIC CACHE 

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8,943,274

SHROUDING A DATA STORAGE DISC WITH DISC FACING SURFACES THAT DEFINE PROTUBERANT FEATURES

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8,885,288

CONDUCTING HEAT AWAY FROM A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLY IN AN ENCLOSURE

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8,879,263

SOLDER BALL PATTERN FORMING

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8,813,350

HOT SHEET UPGRADE FACILITY

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8,782,340

MAGNETIC RECORDING MEDIA WITH ENHANCED WRITABILITY AND THERMAL STABILITY 

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8,685,547

CHARACTERIZING OPTICAL ANTENNA NEAR FIELD TRANSDUCERS

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8,681,333

METHOD TO SYNTHESIZE ORDERED MAGNETIC ALLOYS AT LOW TEMPERATURE

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8,673,463

RESILIENT MIRRORING UTILIZING PEER-TO-PEER STORAGE

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8,635,420

LIVESTOCK GROOMING

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8,631,767

RAIL SECTION THAT FACILITATES RAIL SECTION ALIGNMENT

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8,613,549

PREVENTING OIL MIGRATION TO SLIDER FLUID BEARING SURFACE

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8,593,763

METHOD & APPARATUS FOR FORMATION OF ORIENTED MAGNETIC FILMS FOR MAGNETIC RECORDING MEDIA

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8,591,710

POSITION CONTROL WITH COMPENSATION FOR THERMAL CYCLING OF A WORKPIECE SUPPORT

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8,558,146

BOAT TILLER PRESENTMENT

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8,555,800

VARIABLE PIXEL DENSITY IMAGING

US

8,525,112

ARBITRATING A BATTERY POWER CALIBRATION IN AN INTELLIGENT STORAGE ELEMENT

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8,519,673

COLLECTING DEBRIS FROM A TOOL

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8,484,795

NONCONTACT POSITIONING OF A WORKPIECE

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8,459,622

SHEET-STACK CUTTING

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8,453,311

RECOVERY BRA

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8,439,722

THERMALLY INSULATED SUSPENSION LOAD BEAM

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8,395,865

SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPY EMPLOYING CORRELATION PATTERN RECOGNITION

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8,371,155

WORKPIECE CLEANING

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8,313,579

BARRIER WITH ORNAMENTAL LIGHTING

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8,297,777

ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPY TRUE SHAPE MEASUREMENT METHOD

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8,296,860

POWER MANAGEMENT IN DATA STORAGE DEVICE DETERMINING UTILIZATION OF A CONTROL CIRCUIT BY ITS RATE OF COMMAND PROCESSING

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8,286,018

Honors & Awards
  • 2017 Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year - Patent Law - Oklahoma City