Attorney Profile

Mike Erickson is an intellectual property litigator who represents a wide variety of technology-focused clients in the software, computer, and internet industries. Mr. Erickson’s practice encompasses all areas of IP litigation, including patent, copyright, trademark, unfair competition, and trade secret matters. He has represented hi-tech startups, university technology offices, and market leaders in complex IP lawsuits across the country. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Erickson developed software for Sandia National Laboratories, a national security laboratory in the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.

He maintains an AV Preeminent (5.0) rating with Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating awarded to attorneys for professional competence and ethics.

Education

J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, J.D.

  • cum laude
  • Executive Editor, BYU Law Review

University of Texas at Austin, B.S., Computer Sciences

Prior Professional Experience

  • Associate, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
  • Software Engineer, Sandia National Laboratories, Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration

Admitted to Practice

  • Utah State and Federal Courts
  • California State and Federal Courts
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Chair-Elect, Intellectual Property Section, Utah State Bar
  • Co-Master, David K. Winder Intellectual Property Inn of Court
  • Volunteer, Utah State Bar Pro Bono Commission
  • Volunteer, Third Judicial District Child Support Proceedings
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Mentor, Volunteers in Parole, Orange County, California
  • Delegate, State Party Convention

Publications / Presentations

  • “Demand Letter Traps,” co-presenter, David K. Winder IP Inn of Court, Feb. 2018
  • “Movie Filtering and the VidAngel Case,” presenter, Utah State Bar IP Section, Jan. 2017
  • “DMCA Tug-of-War: Balancing the Interests of Rightsholders, Users, and ISP’s,” panelist, BYU Copyright Symposium, Nov. 2017
  • “Trademark Litigation and the First Amendment,” presenter, Utah State Bar IP Section, Jan. 2017
  • “Inter Partes Review,” co-presenter, David K. Winder IP Inn of Court, Apr. 2016
  • “Copyright Litigation,” presenter, Utah State Bar IP Section, May 2013
  • “Applying Copyright Fundamentals to 21st Century Technologies,” presenter, Utah State Bar Spring Convention, Mar. 2013
  • “Under the Hood of Meshwerks v. Toyota,” presenter, Knobbe Martens, Aug. 2008
  • “Microsoft v. AT&T,” presenter, Knobbe Martens, Sept. 2007
  • “Resolving Domain Name Disputes: UDRP & ACPA,” moderator, Knobbe Martens, Aug. 2007
  • “Noncopying Alterations,” presenter, Orange County Bar Association IP Section, Dec. 2006
  • “Storage Tech. Corp. v. Custom Hardware Eng’g & Consulting, Inc.,” co-author, European Intellectual Property Review, Vol. 28, Issue 4, Apr. 2006
  • “Emphasizing the Copy in Copyright,” author, 2005 BYU L. REV. 1261

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