Mike Koplow, Ph.D.

Mike Koplow, Ph.D.

mkoplow@lrrc.com vCard
626.577.8800 fax
655 North Central Avenue
Suite 2300
Glendale, CA 91203

Mike Koplow, Ph.D. is an Associate in Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie’s Intellectual Property practice group.  Mike’s skills at intellectual property litigation and prosecution work complement each other.  His work includes litigating intellectual property disputes, prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications, and opinion work related to intellectual property strategy and consultation.  Mike also provides support regarding copyrights and trademarks. 

With a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and years of client-side experience in manufacturing and design, he understands both sides of the equation.  He is well versed in numerous technologies including: medical devices, 3D printing, semiconductor devices, industrial equipment, electromechanical devices, building construction materials and methods, power tools, unmanned aerial systems technology, and electronic hardware. 

Mike has also been a key member of litigation disputes involving claims of patent and copyright infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition. Mike also has considerable experience in inter partes review proceedings.  

Mike received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, specializing in 3D printing of semiconductor inks for low-power wireless electronics.  He also has experience in aircraft component manufacturing, and worked as a design engineer intern at Lockheed Martin Corporation.

Professional Experience

  • Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie (legacy firm Christie Parker & Hale LLP), Associate, 2015-present
  • O’Melveny & Meyers, Associate, 2013-2015
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation, Design Engineer Intern, 2003

Pro Bono Matters

  • Provided successful representation of an immigrant family in their petition to seek asylum in the U.S. based on discrimination in their home country
  • Represented tenants in eviction defense cases to prevent eviction and successfully negotiated terms of continued tenancy
  • Obtained rare reversals of denial of benefits for individuals seeking unemployment benefits at the New York Department of Labor
  • Performed mediations in small claims court to assist parties in negotiating disputes to avoid mandated court resolutions
  • Volunteer mentor “big brother” with Big Brothers Big Sisters, 2009-Present

Representative Matters

  • Prepared U.S. patent applications for a variety of technologies, including: spinal implants, catheters, wireless technologies, building materials, power tools, consumer electronics, commercial appliances, and toys
  • Second chair to lead attorney for key trial witnesses in a complex technology lawsuit relating to integrated circuit hardware emulation, achieving a jury verdict of $37 million
  • Successfully defended a global aerospace company in a patent infringement dispute involving airborne particle detectors alleging $65 million in damages
  • Represented a multinational electronics company in a patent infringement dispute involving semiconductor processing methods
  • Represented an international technology company in a patent infringement, copyright infringement, and trade secret dispute involving atomic layer deposition systems
  • Defending a multinational technology company in a patent infringement case related to battery cell manufacturing technology


  • Co-Author, "Non-Traditional Trademark Protection In The Digital Age," Daily Journal, 04/17/2019
  • Co-Author, "Would Your Software Patent Hold Up to a Novelty-Type Analysis Under the Alice Test?," Federal Circuit Clarifies Potential Path for Arguing Subject Matter Eligibility of Software Patents Based on a Novelty-Type Analysis, 06/30/2016
  • Author, "Characterization of Dispenser Printed Thermoelectric Devices: With Applications to Smart Buildings, Energy Efficiency, and Demand Response," Dissertation, University of California at Berkeley, December 2009
  • Co-Author, "Dispenser Printed Microscale Thermoelectric Generators for Powering Wireless Sensor Networks," ASME Conference Proceedings, November 2009
  • Author, "Thick Film Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting Systems for Biomedical Applications," 5th International Workshop on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks, June 2008
  • Co-Author, "PicoCube: A 1cm3 Sensor Node Powered by Harvested Energy," Design Automation Conference, June 2008
  • Co-Author, "Application of Multizone HVAC Control Using Wireless Sensor Networks and Actuating Vent Registers," International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, November 2007
  • Co-Author, "Design architecture for multi-zone HVAC control systems from existing single-zone systems using wireless sensor networks," International Society for Optics and Photonics Conference Proceedings, January 2007
  • Author, "Closed form solutions for the dynamic response of Euler-Bernoulli beams with step changes in cross section," Journal of Sound and Vibration, August 2006
  • Author, "Bifurcations of a Planar Pendulum Driven at a Tilted Angle," Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference, September 2005
  • Author, "Dynamic Response of Discontinuous Beams," Master's Thesis, University of Florida, August 2005



  • Southern California Super Lawyers - Rising Star, 2017-2019
  • New York University School of Law - recipient of Intellectual Property Law Scholarship, 2009

Other Info



J.D., New York University School of Law, 2012
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2009, Mechanical Engineering
M.S., University of Florida, 2005, Mechanical Engineering
B.S., University of Florida, 2004, Mechanical Engineering

Bar Admissions

California, 2012

Court Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit