Michael Ng is an accomplished trial and appellate lawyer focusing on intellectual property litigation, regulatory matters and commercial disputes. His most recent matters span the U.S., Asia, Europe and Australia, with a focus on high-stakes cases in the technology sector.
Mr. Ng is regularly asked to serve as lead counsel in trade secret, patent, copyright, trademark and licensing disputes. He has represented clients in a wide variety of technology areas, including wireless data transmission, semiconductor manufacturing, network hardware, enterprise and consumer software, software as a service (SaaS), cybersecurity, datacenters, construction materials and consumer electronics.
Mr. Ng also has extensive experience leading investigations and litigation involving U.S. government agencies, as well as disputes involving misappropriation of trade secrets or other loss of confidential information, often coordinating with the firm’s government enforcement defense team and in-house data security group. In addition to disputes and investigations, Mr. Ng helps clients design intellectual property strategies aimed at furthering their business goals, such as protecting trade secrets and other intangible assets, maximizing the value of intellectual property holdings, securing freedom to operate, or preparing to engage with competitors in new markets.
Prior to joining Kobre & Kim, Mr. Ng was partner and head of the intellectual property practice at Kerr & Wagstaffe LLP, where his work also included commercial disputes, corporate governance, unfair business practices, media, antitrust and constitutional cases.
Mr. Ng currently serves as the chair of the board of the East Bay Community Law Center, a clinical affiliate of Berkeley Law School and the East Bay’s largest nonprofit legal services provider.