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Michael Bowlus represents clients in patent and trade secret disputes in U.S. district courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Mr. Bowlus has experience at all stages of litigation, including pre-suit diligence, pleadings, document discovery, fact and expert witness depositions, mediation, motions practice, trial, and appeal.

  • Representing a manufacturer of micro-acoustic components in trade secret litigation against a foreign competitor.
  • Representing a patent owner in a suit involving semiconductor packaging technology.
  • Obtained a temporary restraining order in favor of a pharmaceutical company in Hatch-Waxman litigation against a competitor.
  • Defended a smartphone manufacturer in a suit involving patents related to image processing and geo-location technology.
  • Defended a smartphone manufacturer in a lawsuit related to USB charging technology.
  • Represented a video game company in district court litigation involving 3D graphics rendering, and in related inter partes review proceedings.
  • Represented a media technology company in a case involving video content protection.

Pro Bono

  • Representing individual plaintiffs asserting consumer protection claims against an amusement park company.
  • Represented current and former inmates in an appeal challenging unequal access to inmate medical records.
  • Represented prisoners in a challenge to California‚Äôs lethal injection statute.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of San Francisco