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Michael Joseph Higgins

Of Counsel

Michael Joseph Higgins


  • University of California, Santa Cruz (B.A., 1973)

Law School

  • University of California, Davis School of Law (J.D., 1990)


  • 1990, California and U.S. District Court, California, Central District, Eastern District and Northern District


  • State Bar of California; American Bar Association


  • Law Clerk, Justice Edmond W. Burke, Alaska Supreme Court, 1990-91

Published Work

  • A Pitch for the Right of Publicity, IP Magazine (Dec. 1998)
  • The Licensing of Athletes’ Trademark and Publicity Rights, University of Texas Sports Law Institute (Oct. 1998)
  • Fair Use: In the Courts and Out of Control?, PLI Advanced Copyright Seminar (Co-Author, 1995)
  • Chapter, The Interface Between Antitrust Principles and Those of Intellectual Property Law (Co-Author), Treatise Antitrust Counseling and Litigation Technique (Von Kalinowski ed.) (1994)
  • California Wrongful Discharge Law and the Public Employee, 23 U.C. Davis L.R. 117 (1990)

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