Michael K. Friedland


Mr. Friedland has nearly three decades of intellectual property enforcement experience.  Since 2000, he has represented clients in more than 200 intellectual property cases in courts in California and 21 other states.  He serves as the co-chair of Knobbe Martens’ Trademark and Brand Protection Litigation practice group and its Consumer Products Litigation practice group.

His practice focuses on patent, trademark, trade secret, and copyright cases, and his cases have spanned a wide range of industries and technologies, including consumer products, semiconductors, tactical products, medical devices, computer software, apparel, restaurants, and financial services. He has represented brand-name companies including Oakley, Luxottica, ITT, Makita, Pacific Life Insurance Company, Carl’s Jr., Microsemi, NASCAR, Daytona International Speedway, Game Show Network, Razor, Volcom, Specialized Bicycle, Mexicana Airlines, and SRS Labs, among others.

He has been recognized by the World Trademark 1000 for trademark litigation and been named a “Southern California Super Lawyer” in the category of IP litigation every year since 2004.  OC Metro Magazine has repeatedly named him as one of “O.C.’s Top Lawyers” in the category of IP law.  He is the Secretary of the Harvard Law School Association and a member of its Executive Committee.  He is a co-founder and former president of the Harvard Law School Association of Orange County, and is a member of INTA’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee.

Mike is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and Harvard Law School.