The Daily Journal named San Francisco partner and head of Sidley’s West Coast IP Litigation practice, Mike Bettinger among its 2019 “Top Trade Secrets Lawyers.” The list includes fewer than 20 elite trade secrets lawyers. Mike was praised for helping Santa Barbara-based real estate software developer Yardi Systems, Inc. settle two cases involving trade secrets, antitrust and breach of contract issues. He received further commendation for his representation of San Francisco-based online luxury goods consignor The RealReal Inc. in its trade secrets misappropriation claims against French competitor Vestiaire Collective USA Inc. Mike and his team were able to identify improper downloads of his client’s proprietary information and established that the material was used to compete directly with The RealReal. Vestiare agreed to return the information and reimburse The RealReal for part of its legal fees.
Mike is a leading national trial lawyer for patent and intellectual property cases. He has tried 25 cases to verdict, securing notable jury trial wins in Federal courts throughout the U.S. for premier technology companies in the telecommunications, computer, software, semiconductor and healthcare industries.