Michael Cohen, Of Counsel

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AREAS OF PRACTICE

Mr. Cohen is the founder and principal of the Cohen IP Law Group, P.C. Mr. Cohen’s practice is focused on matters involving intellectual property, business and entertainment law. He is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a patent attorney and is experienced in all phases of IP litigation relating to patent infringement validity and enforceability, trademark infringement, trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, and interference with contractual relations. Mr. Cohen also specializes in matters involving UDRP proceedings, cybersquatting, and other domain name issues, and has successfully obtained preliminary injunctions against cybersquatters.

Mr. Cohen is also active in rendering patent and trademark validity and infringement opinions in a wide range of technical disciplines. He has argued and prepared motions and briefs in proceedings before the United States District Courts, the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board (TTAB), as well as appellate practice before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC). He regularly counsels clients in entertainment transactions and IP transactional matters including licensing options and strategies, joint development, service provider and confidentiality agreements in addition to Internet-based terms of use and privacy policy statements.

Mr. Cohen is frequently retained by entertainment and business law firms to handle specialized matters involving their client’s patent and trademark portfolios and to resolve infringement disputes.

BAR ADMISSIONS

United States Federal Patent Bar, registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2001

State Bar of California, 2003

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, D.C.

United States District Court – Northern District of California

United States District Court – Central District of California

ASSOCIATIONS

American Bar Association – Intellectual Property Division

Los Angeles County Bar Association

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association

Beverly Hills Bar Association – Intellectual Property Section

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS AND INTERVIEWS

The Wall Street Journal, “In Shift, Pinterest Says to Pin Your Own Stuff”, March 26, 2012

California Apparel News “LA Based Wildfox Couture Pulls Goods After Hells Angels Lawsuit”, September 2011

Law360 Interview, Trademarks May Help Companies Skirt Patent Woes, June 2010

MCLE Lecturer, Trademark Primer for the Business Lawyer, Attorney Credits, May 2010

Blogtalkradio.com Interview, with Urban Lyfe Styles, Trademark and IP Ownership, December 2008

Speaker, Nanotechnology and Clean Technology Forum, San Bernardino, California, August 2008

KSRO AM/CNN Affiliate Radio Interview: US Supreme Court’s Ruling Impacting Internet Pornography, May 2008

Speaker, Intellectual Property in Film, Institute for International Film Financing, Santa Monica, California, October 2007

Nominated by Videojug.com as Legal Expert on Intellectual Property Law, August 2007

Speaker, IP and Business Issues for the Australian Technology Company’s Entry to the US Market, Canberra Australia Business Council, Canberra, Australia, April 2007

Speaker, Patent Bar Review, Park Law Firm, Los Angeles, California, November 2006

BBC News Radio Interview: Legal Ramifications of Robert Sillerman’s stake in the Elvis Presley Enterprises, April 2006

AWARDS

Southern California, Super Lawyers® Rising Star, Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation, 2012

Ranked among the Top U.S. Trademark Firms in 2009, 2010, and 2011, Intellectual Property Today Magazine

Paul W. Wildman Scholar

Finalist, National Trial Competition

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

Prior to the creation of his law office, Mr. Cohen was with the national firm of Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith, LLP, ranked one of the largest law firms in Los Angeles. During law school, Mr. Cohen prepared patent applications covering diabetic monitoring devices for Medtronic MiniMed.

EDUCATION

Arizona State University, Bachelor of Arts, Emphasis Biological and Chemical Sciences

Southwestern University School of Law, Juris Doctorate

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