Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is pleased to announce that Michael Rounds will serve as chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Department.
Based in the firm’s Reno office, Mike is an intellectual property litigator that consistently achieves favorable pretrial and trial outcomes for clients in the internet, cell phone, gaming, pharmaceutical, hardware, software and heavy equipment industries. Specific to Nevada, he has two of the largest plaintiff and defense verdicts in District of Nevada history, both affirmed by the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. With nearly three decades of firm leadership experience, he will oversee the strategic direction of the firm’s IP Department.
“Mike has been a key member of our IP department since our merger with his firm, Watson Rounds, in 2015,” said Adam Agron, Brownstein’s managing partner. “We expect to continue to see great things from Mike as he helps guide the strategic direction of the IP department to meet the evolving needs of our clients.”
Brownstein’s IP department understands the critical role that IP law plays in protecting a company’s most important assets. The firm draws on experience from scientists with advanced degrees, engineers and in-house counsel at national technology companies to bring a variety of perspectives and backgrounds together for the creation, protection, enforcement and monetization of intellectual property. Brownstein’s full-service IP department is highly regarded for its patent prosecution, patent and IP litigation, product clearance, non-infringement and invalidity opinions, brand management and trademark prosecution.
Prior to joining Brownstein, Mike co-founded his own firm, Watson Rounds, a firm Brownstein acquired in September of 2015. He also practiced IP law at Townsend and Townsend and Crew (now Kilpatrick, Townsend and Stockton) in San Francisco.