Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce the promotion of Michael A. Erbele to partner in its Minneapolis office, effective Jan. 1, 2022.
Erbele focuses on intellectual property litigation and appellate-level disputes, representing clients in federal courts and agencies throughout the United States and in state court in Minnesota. He is involved in all aspects of complex intellectual property cases, from pre-suit investigation and discovery, through trial, post-trial, and appeal. Erbele’s practice centers on patent infringement, trademark and trade dress infringement, unfair competition claims, and trade secret misappropriation. He has a technical background in chemistry and has represented clients in a wide variety of fields, including consumer products, financial services, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and software.
“We are excited to expand our leadership and promote Michael, who exemplifies the professionalism and experience that help our firm to grow and be successful, especially when our clients need us most,” said Christopher J. Leonard, Managing Director and CEO of Merchant & Gould. “His promotion brings greater depth to our Litigation, Appellate and Trademark Practice Groups in some of the most inventive industries in Minnesota and across the country.”