Michael S. Horikawa
Mr. Horikawa is an associate in the law firm's Intellectual Property practice and is located in the Los Angeles office. He handles all aspects of patent, copyright, and trademark, with an emphasis on all aspects of computer-related technologies and consumer electronics, including hardware, software, computer-implemented business methods, video games, smartphones and wireless communication, networking, storage devices, optical disc players and multimedia search technology.
Mr. Horikawa has been involved in a number of recent patent litigation cases in various jurisdictions including:
- Preservation Technologies, LLC v. Netflix, Inc. et al., Case No. SACV11-01860 DOC (JPRx) (C.D. Cal)
- CyberFone Systems LLC v. Cellco Partnership et al., Case No. 1:11-cv-00827-SLR (D. Del)
- Patent Harbor, LLC v. Audiovox Corp. et al., Case No. 6:10-cv-00361-LED (E.D. Tex)
- Voxpath RS, LLC v. LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. et al., Case No. 2:10-cv-00160-TJW (E.D. Tex, transferred to D. NJ)
- Synchrome Technology Inc. v. LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. et al., Case No. 1:09-cv-01736 (N.D. Ga)
- Video Enhancement Solutions, LLC v. Denon Electronics (USA), LLC et al., Case No. 2:10-cv10-4370-GW (PJWx) (C.D. Cal)
Mr. Horikawa’s patent litigation experience further includes: defending multi-national companies; defending against non-practicing entities; and managing joint defense efforts in litigations involving numerous defendants.
While at the University of Michigan, Mr. Horikawa taught undergraduate engineering courses as a Graduate Student Instructor and also served as a lecturer for courses and programs sponsored by the Multicultural Engineering Programs Office.
During law school, Mr. Horikawa served as a Law Clerk for the Intellectual Property Unit in the General Counsel Division at the the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office. There he assisted intellectual property counsel with trademark and copyright issues for the City of Los Angeles.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Horikawa was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Loyola Law School, where he used empirical and statistical analysis to study litigation trends involving the disclosure requirements of 35 U.S.C. § 112.
Japanese American Bar Association, Japan America Society of Southern California
Law Clerk for the Intellectual Property Unit, General Counsel Division, Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office