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    Michael S. Horikawa

    Michael S. Horikawa
    Senior Associate

    T: +1.213.488.7121 F: +1.213.629.1033
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    Michael Horikawa is a senior 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 law, focusing on computer-related technologies and consumer electronics, including hardware, software, computer-implemented business methods, video games, smartphones and wireless communication, networking, storage devices, optical disc devices and multimedia search technology. His experience includes:

    • Representing clients in patent and other IP litigation in Federal District Court and the International Trade Commission, and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings, most often involving numerous parties and a multitude of patents.
    • Preparing patent infringement opinions, validity opinions, and petitions for the Inter Partes Review.
    • Counseling clients regarding all IP-related legal aspects, domestic and international, concerning a wide array of technologies.
    • Drafting license, software and web site development, and other internet-related agreements.
    • Prosecuting trademark and copyright applications.
    • Spearheading IP Due Diligence in respect to corporate mergers and acquisitions.

    Michael has been involved in a number of patent litigation cases in various jurisdictions including California (C.D. and N.D. Cal.); Delaware; Georgia; New Jersey; and Texas (E.D. Tex.). 

    Prior to joining the firm, Michael served as a Law Clerk for the Intellectual Property Unit in the General Counsel Division at the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office. He has also served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Loyola Law School, where he used empirical and statistical analysis to study patent litigation trends.

    Honors & Awards
    • Super Lawyers, Southern California Rising Stars (2014-2016)
    Affiliations
    USC Gould School of Law Intellectual Property Institute (Planning Committee Member, 2015-2017), Japanese American Bar Association, Japan America Society of Southern California
    Clerkships
    Law Clerk for the Intellectual Property Unit, General Counsel Division, Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office
    Admissions
    State of California
    Education
    J.D., Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University, 2009
    M.S.E., University of Michigan, 2006
    B.S., University of California, Berkeley, 2003

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