University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois
Graduated Cum Laude
Articles Editor—The Elder Law Journal
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
B.A., History and Philosophy, 1991
Honors Program—Graduated with Distinction
Phi Alpha Theta—History Honors Fraternity
Mike Bregenzer serves as Counsel for Irwin IP. Mike has over 25 years of experience in intellectual property and complex commercial litigation; transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, and IP licensing negotiations. Mike is a client-focused, entrepreneurial, results-driven Senior Legal Executive with extensive experience in intellectual property, litigation management, negotiation, business development, mergers and acquisitions, risk management, contract management, and patents, copyrights, and trademarks.
States of Illinois, Michigan, and Nevada (inactive)
U.S. District Court for Northern District of Illinois, including Trial Bar
U.S. District Court for Western District of Michigan
Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
Served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary responsible for all aspects of legal affairs for Perrigo Company plc and Ranir, LLC. Mike was also a Partner at Reed Smith LLP with practice focused on intellectual property litigation and complex commercial litigation, including patent litigation, contractual disputes, Lanham Act claims, and other claims involving business torts. He has also worked at Kirkland & Ellis LLP as a Partner for seven years.
Recent Trends in Patent Infringement Lawsuits, Chapter No. 1: “False Marking Claims,” Thomson Reuters, 2011
Protective Orders Line By Line: A Detailed Look at Protective Orders and How to Change Them to Meet Your Needs, Aspatore Books, 2009
“Have Made Rights: A Trap for the Unwary,” Intellectual Property Today, July 2003