Michael A.Lavine (Mike)


San Francisco + 1.415.875.5857

Mike Lavine has argued patent and trademark cases before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and U.S. District Courts. He has participated in five trials: two at the International Trade Commission (ITC), two in U.S. District Courts, and one as first chair in an inter partes review (IPR) trial at the PTAB. Mike has led all aspects of IP litigation matters directed to various technologies such as video technology, digital displays, integrated circuits, cryptography, wireless communications, user interfaces, digital rights management, and medical device control.

Mike leads the e-discovery committee for Jones Day's San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the Bar Association of San Francisco. Before practicing law, Mike was a Green Belt certified IT project manager at GE Corporate.


  • Qualcomm defeats series of appellate writs by Apple in trade secret litigationJones Day represented Qualcomm Incorporated and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. at the California Court of Appeal's Fourth District in opposing a series of three petitions for writ of mandate or prohibition brought by Apple Inc.
  • Qualcomm pursues trade secret and contract claims asserting Apple's misuse of Qualcomm's trade secret software and source codeJones Day represented Qualcomm Incorporated and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. in a lawsuit asserting trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract claims against Apple Inc.
  • Xilinx defends against patent claims by Japanese sovereign patent fund IP BridgeJones Day represented Xilinx Inc., the industry leader in field programmable gate arrays, in its patent dispute with Godo Kaisha IP Bridge 1 ("IP Bridge"), a Japanese sovereign patent fund that holds approximately 800 patents and attempts to generate revenues by enforcing patents against U.S. operating companies.
  • HP obtains writ of mandamus in patent litigationOn behalf of HP Inc., Jones Day obtained a rare writ of mandamus from the Federal Circuit ordering Judge Schroeder from the Eastern District of Texas to transfer a patent litigation involving Google Chrome products to the Northern District of California.
  • NEC Display Solutions defends against attempt to bar importation of LED displaysJones Day is defending NEC Display Solutions (both the Japanese parent and a U.S. subsidiary) against allegations brought by Ultravision Technologies, LLC (“Ultravision”) that certain of NEC Display Solutions' modular LED display panels and related components infringe two patents allegedly owned by Ultravision.
  • Synopsys reaches agreement with Mentor Graphics in competitor patent caseJones Day served as lead trial counsel for Synopsys Inc. in competitor patent litigation against Mentor Graphics Corporation following the Federal Circuit’s remand of the case to the district court.
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