Michael Wise, a partner with Perkins Coie, is the firmwide co-chair of the Life Sciences practice and the Regional Managing Partner for China. Recognized by Chambers Global as a ‘Leading Lawyer’ and by Intellectual Asset Management in the IAM Patent 1000, Michael’s practice primarily focuses on patent litigation, post-grant proceedings, patent prosecution, ITC Section 337 actions, global patent portfolio management, patent landscape assessments, freedom to operate and patent due diligence. He has litigated a wide variety of technologies, including biologic and small molecule therapeutics, diagnostics, medical devices, software, and electronics. For the last 15 years, Michael has been an active member of the Southern California Biomedical Council (SoCalBio); he has served as the chair of the annual SoCalBio Investor Conference and is the secretary of the Board of Directors. He also regularly advises academic institutions, research institutions, emerging companies, privately held companies and publicly traded companies with respect to protecting and enforcing their intellectual property rights.