Michael J. Berkowitz
Professional Experience

Michael’s practice focuses on securing and enforcing intellectual property rights for clients. His practice includes prosecution, litigation, administrative proceedings, technology licensing, preparing validity opinions, and conducting due diligence reviews.

Client Work
Michael works closely with clients in the preparation and prosecution of domestic and foreign patents, trademarks, and copyrights.  He is actively involved in the litigation and resolution of disputes involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, domain names, false advertising, and trade dress. He also provides counsel to clients in the form of opinions relating to freedom-to-operate, infringement, invalidity, and trademark registrability and use.

Michael’s clients vary from global companies to individuals and startups over a wide range of technologies and industries. Most recently, his work has included litigating false advertising claims brought under the Lanham Act involving country of origin marking on tools for dispensing sealants and related accessories.

Previous Work
Michael has prior industry experience as an industrial engineer and as a producibility engineer with General Electric Space Systems Division in Valley Forge, PA.

Publications, Presentations and Recognitions
Michael was selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®, published by Thomson Reuters, from 2006-2007, and 2011-2019. He was also selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America®, published by Best Lawyers LLC, from 2016-2019.

Professional Activities
Michael is a past Chancellor of the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society, and currently serves on the executive committees of the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society and its Foundation. He is a past member of the Board of Governors of the Philadelphia Bar Association, and served as Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Law Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association. He is an active member of the Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce.

Bar and Court Admissions
Pennsylvania Bar
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Life Beyond the Law
My wife and I are empty nesters and we enjoy spending time with our adult children traveling, sightseeing and going to restaurants in and around New York City and Philadelphia.