I have over 20 years of experience litigating all forms of commercial and criminal... more
I have over 20 years of experience litigating all forms of commercial and criminal disputes. I specialize in insurance coverage, real estate, intellectual property, and white collar criminal defense. For the first ten years of my career, I worked in San Diego at one of the world's largest law firms, Latham Watkins. I left the partnership in early 2001 to become a federal criminal prosec... view profile
Michael is a leader in the intellectual property and entertainment legal community... more
Michael is a leader in the intellectual property and entertainment legal community in San Diego and helps his clients with trademark, copyright, Internet and entertainment law issues. Michael has servedas co-chair of the San Diego County Bar Association's Entertainment and Sports Law Section. He recently spoke about social media legal issues at the Business and Social Media Conference at Califo... view profile
If you a creative person, such as an artist, author, software developer, inventor, or business owner, you can use the services of an intellectual property lawyer to protect your ideas, images, or processes from being used without your consent. There are various types of intellectual property lawyers: There are copyright attorneys who help protect your unique ideas in things like music, film, software, paintings, and pictures. There are trademark attorneys who protect your valuable logos, images and slogans. There are patent attorneys who help you get government protection for your inventions. There are also licensing attorneys that write contracts which set the ground rules for others using your copyrights, trademarks, or patents.