Michael K. Fretwell

Fretwell

Mike is an attorney with Laubscher & Laubscher. His practice covers a range of intellectual property fields, including patents, trademarks, and copyrights. He has worked with individuals and businesses of all sizes, and has handled a variety of matters, including IP procurement and protection, strategic counsel, contract/licensing review, and litigation. He has expertise in IP generally, but more specifically in computer and software technologies, branding, advertising, and digital media. Mike particularly enjoys working with start-ups and with assisting individual inventors and artists. Before joining the firm, Mike was a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Marjorie L. Clagett, and before his career in law, Mike was a high school math teacher and lacrosse coach. Mike continues to coach lacrosse in his free time.

Mike earned his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Baltimore School of law, and his undergraduate degree in Digitla Media Communications from Loyola University, where he was also a member of the men’s lacrosse team. Mike is currenlty completing a second undergradute degree in computer science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Mike runs the intellectual property law blog, Put a Cork in it.

Experience
- Counsel to start-ups regarding branding, trademark procurement, and IP protection;
- Counsel to businesses regarding portfolio management, infringement, and general intellectual property matters;
- Assisting individuals with protecting their inventions, designs and creations;
- Research and opinions covering numerous IP issues, including trademark procurement, infringement, patentability, and freedom to operate;
- Patent, trademark and copyright disputes; and
- USPTO practice

Admissions 
- Maryland Court of Appeals
- United States District Court for the District of Maryland

Education
University of Baltimore School of Law
      Juris Doctor, Cum Laude 
Loyola University of Maryland
      Bachelor of Arts, Digital Media Communications
-University of Maryland, Baltimore County
     
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science (in progress)

Professional Associations
- International Trademark Association
- American Bar Association
- Maryland Bar Association
     Intellectual Property Section Membership Chair: 2017-2018
     Intellectual Property Section Communications Chair: 2018-2020
     Intellectual Property Section Publications Co-Chair: 2018-Current
     Intellectual Property Section Programs Co-Chair: 2020-Current

- Anne Arundel County Bar Association  

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