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About Us

Hussey IP is a U.S. intellectual property law firm. We help our clients navigate the complex legal landscape to safeguard their inventions, brands, and creative works. We advise on patents, licensing, open source software, copyrights, trademarks, and, trade secrets.

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Firm Leadership

Michael Hussey

Managing Partner

Michael has been recognized in Best Lawyers® in America. He has been an IP attorney for over 15 years.  He was a partner at both an Am Law 100 firm and a nationally recognized boutique IP law firm.  Michael has also worked in-house as chief IP counsel.

Michael has years of business and technology experience including over a decade working for software companies in Silicon Valley. He leverages this experience to help clients understand and make practical use of intellectual property law.  Fortune 500 companies, mid-sized companies, and startups have entrusted Michael with their IP strategy.

Michael is a patent attorney who has been responsible for global patent portfolios during most of his legal career. He also counsels clients on patent infringement, copyrights, licensing, open source compliance, trademarks, and trade secrets.

Phone: 317-689-7113



Michael focuses his patent practice on a broad range of technologies including software, electrical circuits, gas turbine engines, medical devices, artificial intelligence, blockchain, computer networking, computer storage, databases, image processing, VOIP,  and lighting systems.

Education and Languages

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, JD 2007

Purdue University, BS in Electrical Engineering, summa cum laude

Purdue University, BA in German, summa cum laude

Proficient in German - worked in Germany and Switzerland

Selected Presentations and Publications

  • Speaker at numerous Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) events, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2015 to 2022

  • Speaker at various attorney events, S. Jay Plager Intellectual Property American Inn of Court, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2020 to 2022

  • Panelist at the Intellectual Property Law and Innovation Annual Symposium hosted by the McKinney School of Law on Artificial Intelligence and the law, March 2017; "Alice and the Rabbit Holes We Now Must Explore to Get a Patent: Current IP Issues Affecting the Software Industry," January 2017

  • Copyright Captures APIs: A New Caution For Developers, November 3, 2015,, which was cited in an amicus brief filed at the US Supreme Court in the landmark Google v. Oracle case

  • What is Patentable?", Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Technology Management Council, Chicago, February 2012

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