Michael T. Lane
Direct Line: 858-436-1335
Michael Lane's practice encompasses business, commercial, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and patent counseling and litigation. Michael has advised clients and prosecuted and defended cases in state and federal courts addressing, among other claims, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, right of publicity violations, theft of trade secrets, patent infringement, cyberpiracy, business torts, and breaches of contract. He has represented a range of clients, including Internet businesses, nutraceutical companies, software and electronics companies, promotional products companies, toy manufacturers, bicycle manufacturers, auto part manufacturers, plastics wholesalers, apparel wholesalers, beauty product retailers, footwear retailers, pet care retailers, marketing companies, commodity importers, automobile restorers, high-frequency traders, fashion designers, restaurants, vintners, chemists, CROs, authors, engineers, professors, developers, landlords, and an assortment of non-profit organizations, small businesses and individuals.
Michael works closely with clients and other members of the firm with technical expertise in unique disciplines to develop and advance a practical approach to legal disputes. He starts with client goals and objectives, and then employs his litigation, and when appropriate, negotiation abilities to achieve those goals in a cost-effective manner. Michael has guided clients through every phase of litigation, before initiation through judgment and beyond.
Michael joined Lewis Kohn & Walker LLP as a partner in 2009. Before Lewis Kohn, he worked as a litigation associate with a boutique intellectual property law firm in San Diego. He also worked as in-house counsel in a large real estate development firm headquartered in the Inland Empire. Michael earned his Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law, and holds a Bachelor of Arts (major: Political Science; minor: Japanese) from San Diego State University.
- All California State Courts
- United States District Court: Central and Southern Districts
- United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
- San Diego County Bar Association
- American Inns of Court, Hon. William B. Enright Chapter, Barrister
Michael has been named one of the Top Attorneys in Intellectual Property Litigation in San Diego (San Diego Daily Transcript), the Best of the Bar for Intellectual Property and Business Litigation (San Diego Business Journal), and a Rising Star in Intellectual Property Litigation (Super Lawyers).