Before joining the firm in 2006, Mike was an intellectual property litigator in the Silicon Valley offices of Weil Gotshal & Manges and Thoits Love Hershberger & McLean. Mike’s practice focuses on patent infringement and related high-technology and complex commercial litigation. Mike has considerable experience in both state and federal courts. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of legal disciplines including patent infringement, trade secret and idea misappropriation, copyright infringement, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition, and breach of license and other contract actions. Mike has litigated cases involving bioinformatics, semiconductors, flash memory devices, computer networks and high-speed data communications systems, circuit-simulation software, digital-music-player software and hardware, data storage systems and software, micro-electromechanical systems, blade server and mainframe computer systems, and other Internet- and computer-related technologies.