Mike is a partner specializing in intellectual property matters and other complex commercial litigation. He has more than 20 years’ experience in Lanham Act, patent, copyright and trade secret suits as well as in contractual and licensing disputes for a broad array of clients, including numerous technology, media and entertainment companies.
Mike has been frequently named by clients and the press as a leading 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 federal court actions, he invalidated Apple’s claimed iPhone trade dress in a landmark Federal Circuit decision and ultimately defeated each of Apple’s repeated attempts to enjoin Samsung products based on design patent and trade dress claims.
In 2014, Mike’s victory for Mattel in the Ninth Circuit in litigation against MGA Entertainment was named 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.