Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law
Michael Friedland

Michael Friedland

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At a Glance

  • J.D. Harvard Law School
  • B.A. Economics, University of California - Berkeley

  • State Bar of California
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Wisconsin

Professional Profile 

Mike Friedland has almost three decades of intellectual property enforcement experience.  Since 2000, he has represented clients in more than 200 intellectual property cases in courts in California and 21 other states.  He serves as the co-chair of the Firm’s Trademark and Brand Protection Litigation practice group and its Consumer Products Litigation practice group.

Mike’s practice focuses on patent, trademark, trade secret, and copyright cases, and his cases have spanned a wide range of industries and technologies, including consumer products, semiconductors, tactical products, medical devices, computer software, apparel, restaurants, and financial services. He has represented brand-name companies including Oakley, Luxottica, ITT, Makita, Pacific Life Insurance Company, Carl’s Jr., Microsemi, NASCAR, Daytona International Speedway, Game Show Network, Razor, Volcom, Specialized Bicycle, Mexicana Airlines, and SRS Labs, among others.

He is frequently asked to speak on intellectual property litigation subjects. He has been named a “Southern California Super Lawyer” in the category of IP litigation every year since 2004. OC Metro Magazine has repeatedly named him as one of “O.C.’s Top Lawyers” in the category of IP law.  Mike has taught as an adjunct professor at Whittier School of Law and served as a JAG officer with the California State Military Reserve. He is a member of the Harvard Law School Association’s Executive Committee and is former president of the Harvard Law School Association of Orange County.

When he isn’t practicing law, Mike visits Disneyland with his wife, roots for his sons’ teams (one went to UCLA and the other Michigan and USC), plays tennis, serves as a Reserve Lieutenant with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Bob Hope USO.

 

 

Education

  • Harvard Law School (J.D. 1991), Managing Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology
  • University of California - Berkeley (B.A. Economics 1988), Graduated with Honors and Distinction
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