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Michael W. Carwin


Mr. Carwin is an associate attorney specializing in intellectual property litigation. He is registered as a patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and represents clients in diverse technical fields, ranging from biotechnology, complex mechanical devices, and computer software and hardware. Mr. Carwin’s practice primarily encompasses intellectual property litigation in state and federal courts, as well as IP proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).

In 2018, Mr. Carwin second-chaired a federal trade dress infringement trial (Can’t Live Without It, LLC d/b/a S’well Bottle v. ETS Express, Inc., Case No. 17-cv-3506), which resulted in a successful defense verdict after a two-week jury trial on the plaintiff’s claims of trade dress infringement and over $160 million in damages. Mr. Carwin also served as first-chair in numerous offensive and defensive depositions. At trial, Mr. Carwin conducted direct and cross examinations of several key witnesses.

In addition to intellectual property litigation, Mr. Carwin is experienced in drafting patent freedom-to-operate, non-infringement, and invalidity opinions. Mr. Carwin’s practice also encompasses patent prosecution, trademark prosecution, copyrights, trade secrets, and other commercial litigation.

Mr. Carwin graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology.  While at Berkeley, Michael served as the Director of Health Services for the Associated Students of the University of California, Office of the President. He received his Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School, where he was an octa-final oralist in the 2013 Intramural Moot Court Competition and an international law research assistant.