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Michael T. Hopkins

Copyright infringement Attorney at Milwaukee, WI

5.0   1 review

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Copyright infringement

    22 years, 76 cases

  2. Patent infringement

    22 years, 6 cases

  3. Trademark infringement

    22 years, 18 cases

Michael Hopkins counts authors, artists, photographers, architects, designers, inventors, software developers, advertising agencies, corporations, businesses, and others as clients. He has has been retained as lead trial counsel in over 800 lawsuits, and has tried in excess of 65 cases, with more than 50 of those to a jury. He has also written and lectured extensively on various intellectual property law topics.

Michael practices in courts throughout Wisconsin and in Federal Courts throughout the United States. He has briefed and argued numerous federal and state court appeals, and is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, which is accredited by the American Bar Association. Michael Hopkins is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, published by Martindale-Hubbell®. He has also achieved Martindale-Hubbell’s® coveted AV rating, which is based upon peer reviews submitted by judges and other lawyers.

In addition to obtaining a Juris Doctorate degree from Marquette University Law School, Michael earned an LL.M degree in intellectual property law, with honors, from The John Marshall Law School, Chicago.

Licensed for 41 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2003
Updated 10/23/2022
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1981
Updated 09/08/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Michael

IP-Litigation.US, LLC
757 N Broadway Ste 201
Milwaukee, WI, 53202-3612


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Posted by Doug | August 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney Mike Hopkins saved our company!
After our small business became part of a bogus patent lawsuit we had no way to fight back and detach ourselves from this awful insinuation and legal mess. Marquette Law School directed us to Mike Hopkins and his expertise. We weathered the brief storm together without losing sales or tarnishing our reputation. THANKS Mike!


  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 375-375 per hour
  • Contingency 40%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Senior Trial Counsel
  • IP-Litigation.US, LLC
  • 2014 - Present


  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • LL.M - Master of Laws, with honors
  • 2000
  • Marquette U
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators in Wisconsin
  • America's Top 100, LLC
  • 2018
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 1997
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 1997
  • Civil Trial Specialist
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 1995
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  • IDEA: The Journal of Law and Technology, Volume 40, No. 4 (2000), Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, New Hampshire
  • When a Lack of Equivalence Can Still Be Equivalent: Litigating Infringement of Means Plus Function Claims
  • 2000
  • IPL Newsletter, American Bar Association, Section of Intellectual Property Law, Vol. 17, No. 4; Summer 1999
  • Software Licensing & Copyright Misuse
  • 1999
  • Milwaukee Bar Association Messenger, March 1999.
  • Resolving Coverage Disputes and the Duty of Defense: Perils & Pitfalls
  • 1999
  • For The Record, The National Sports Law Institute, Marquette University Law School, Vol. 10, No. 4; Aug/Sept 1999
  • Criminal Charges and the Professional Athlete: Responding to Pretrial Publicity
  • 1999
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Speaking Engagements

  • CLE Seminars; Eau Claire, Appleton & Madison, Wisconsin
  • Intellectual Property Law Introduction & Overview
  • 2009
  • CLE Seminars; Appleton, Eau Claire, Fond du Lac, Janesville, LaCrosse, Sheboygan, and Waupaca, Wisconsin
  • Introduction to Intellectual Property Law
  • 2005
  • Training Seminar
  • Analyzing Claims of Copyright Infringement of Literary Works
  • 2002
  • CLE Seminar
  • Copyright Basics
  • 2002
  • CLE Seminar
  • Introduction to Trademarks and Copyrights
  • 2001
  • CL Seminar
  • Basics of Trademark Litigation
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

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Copyright infringement Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is a skilled and aggressive litigator whose ethics are beyond reproach. I strongly recommend him for all patent and trademark issues."
Intellectual property

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Milwaukee Copyright infringement Lawyer Michael T. Hopkins
Michael T. Hopkins
Copyright infringement Attorney
Milwaukee, WI
Licensed for 41 years
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