Michael S. Borella is Chair of MBHB’s Software and Business Methods Practice Group, and co-Chair of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Dr. Borella leverages his knowledge of complex software to help his clients – from individual inventors and global technology companies – solve intellectual property challenges and build and manage patent portfolios. Dr. Borella is a named inventor on more than 70 U.S. patent applications and has drafted or been involved in the prosecution of hundreds of patents in the U.S. and around the world. Clients also seek Dr. Borella’s counsel on patent eligibility, validity, infringement, patentability analyses and litigation matters.
With a doctorate in computer science, he has expertise in a wide variety of technologies, including networking, cloud computing, enterprise software, machine learning and robotics.
Prior to joining MBHB, Dr. Borella spent more than a decade in the software industry, where he worked on wireless data gateways, voice-over-IP technologies, and mobile application development. He has authored dozens of academic and technical papers related to networking, telecommunications and computer science. His research on the self-similar (fractal) nature of network latency and what it means to users has been particularly well-cited over the last two decades.
Dr. Borella writes frequently about intellectual property matters and is a regular contributor to Patent Docs, a website featuring news and commentary on patent law. He is a sought-after speaker, particularly in the area of patent eligibility.