Mike is a partner specializing in intellectual property litigation, with more than 20 years of experience in a broad array of Lanham Act, patent, copyright and trade secret disputes.
He has been frequently named as a leading intellectual property litigator, including in surveys published by Los Angeles Magazine and California Lawyer Magazine. He has been named as one of Southern California's Top Lawyers every year since 2007 as well.
In 2009, Mike received the prestigious California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) award for "extraordinary achievements" in intellectual property litigation. Mike was featured in the January 2010 issue of The American Lawyer, which named Quinn Emanuel as the "Top Intellectual Property Firm in the U.S.," and in the January 2010 issue of IP Law & Business.
In 2013, after trial, Mike won a complete defense decision for Samsung against Apple’s claims of design patent infringement in the International Trade Commission that had sought to bar sale of Samsung smartphones and other products in the United States. In related actions, he has ultimately defeated each of Apple’s repeated attempts to date to enjoin Samsung products based on patent and trade dress claims.
In 2014, Mike’s victory for Mattel in the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit in litigation against MGA Entertainment was named in the press as one of the year’s most significant appellate decisions.
Mike is admitted to the State Bars of California, Illinois and New York and regularly practices in the federal courts in those jurisdictions as well as the TTAB. He also routinely litigates cross-border intellectual property and technology disputes.