Mr. Friedland graduated from Harvard Law School in 1991 and has more than two decades of intellectual property enforcement experience. He represents plaintiffs and defendants in all types of IP disputes, including patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, and unfair competition. His clients have retained him to represent their businesses in federal and state courts in California and 21 other states, as well as before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Mr. Friedland has represented clients in more than 100 intellectual property cases since 2009.
He represents clients in a wide variety of industries and technologies, including consumer goods, action sports, tactical products, medical devices, computer software, internet services, apparel, and restaurant services. His clients have included brand-name companies such as Oakley, Carl’s Jr., NASCAR, Game Show Network, Razor, Volcom, Specialized Bicycle, Mexicana Airlines, Daytona International Speedway, and SRS Labs.
Mr. Friedland’s clients hire him because he focuses on getting results quickly and efficiently, using a litigation team with experience that best fits the type and size of the case, the industry, the technology, and the court.
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. He has also been named as one of “O.C.’s Top Lawyers” by OC Metro Magazine, in the category of IP law, every year since 2009. He 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’ colleges (UCLA and Michigan), plays tennis, and serves as a Reserve Sergeant with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
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