High Stakes Patent Litigation
Mike has an impressive record of winning high-stakes patent litigation cases and non-patent cases against companies represented by some of the largest law firms in the world.
Bridges Science & Legal
Mike holds a B.S. in biomedical engineering, with a concentration in mechanical engineering, from Johns Hopkins University, as well as an M.S. in biomedical chemistry.
AmLaw 100 Experience
Mike worked in the Washington D.C., San Francisco/Silicon Valley, and Los Angeles offices for two AmLaw 100 law firms representing clients in a wide variety of litigation and IP matters.
Michael (Mike) Song is a trial lawyer with a passion for patent litigation. He served as lead counsel in numerous cases involving some of the world’s largest technology companies. Mike designs a litigation strategy from initial discovery, to motion practice, and ultimately through trial and appeal, that is tailored to the particular case, client, and facts.
Drawing from his engineering background, Mike uses various techniques, including his love for using spreadsheets and pivot tables, to manage and process large volumes of data which enables him to present information to judges, juries, arbitrators, and mediators in a persuasive, effective, and efficient manner. Mike’s approach has led to awards recovering hundreds of millions of dollars and injunctive relief (preliminary and permanent) for his plaintiff-clients and has led to early, pre-trial resolution of claims asserted against his defendant-clients, including pre-answer walkaway settlements, motions to dismiss at the pleading stage, and on early, pre-discovery motions for summary judgment.
Mike has extensive courtroom experience, prevailing for clients in the most patent-heavy dockets in district courts throughout the country, including the Eastern District of Texas, the Northern District of California, the Central District of California, and the District of Delaware. Mike also has experience representing clients in appeals to the Ninth and Federal Circuits, ITC proceedings, inter partes review proceedings, and commercial and international arbitrations. His education in engineering, biochemistry, and the law has allowed him to advise clients and litigate matters in a vast array of technologies, including telecommunication systems, semiconductor devices, computer hardware, and software, medical devices, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology.
Mike has broad IP and complex commercial litigation experience, including matters related to design patents, trade secrets, trademarks, trade dress, and unfair competition, as well as complex commercial and contractual disputes. Mike also has provided opinions on patent infringement claims as part of a client’s or third-party’s due diligence.
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Korean American Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association
Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2013-2016
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit