Michael Hewitt is an associate leader of the Blockchain and Digital Assets Practice Group. He is also a member in the Brand Integrity and Innovation Group, and the Litigation and Appeals, and Intellectual Property groups. Mr. Hewitt works with clients to protect their brand portfolio through unique and effective enforcement mechanisms.
Mr. Hewitt is actively involved in the intellectual property community, and currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee for the Barristers Club, Intellectual Property and Internet Law Section, of the Bar Association of San Francisco.
Prior to joining Sideman & Bancroft, Mr. Hewitt was an associate with the law firm of Dillingham & Murphy, LLP focusing on intellectual property and employment matters, as well as general litigation. Mr. Hewitt has also served as a law clerk for the Presiding Judge’s Department at the San Francisco Superior Court, where he assisted with trials, motion practice, ex parte hearings, and appellate matters.
Mr. Hewitt graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and earned his law degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law, where he received a certificate in Intellectual Property and Internet Law. While in law school, Mr. Hewitt served as the Student Bar Association president, and founded the Environmental Law Student and Alumni Society. Mr. Hewitt was also a participant in the Giles Rich Moot Court Competition, a senior editor on USF Law’s IP Bulletin, and received CALI awards in Patent Law and in Patent Prosecution.
Mr. Hewitt’s passion for intellectual property law, and for trademark and copyright law in particular, developed during an externship with the Global Trademark department at Salesforce during his first year of law school. It was further developed through assisting pro bono start-up and individual clients at the Entrepreneurial Ventures Legal Services Project at USF. That passion continues in his practice at Sideman & Bancroft.
Listed in Northern California Rising Stars®: 2021, 2022
- Brand and Manufacturing Clients – Legal Update
- Michael Hewitt Joins Blockchain Law for Social Good Board of Advisors
- "What Attorneys Should Know About Blockchain Disputes," Law360, 2021
- Co-author, "Amazon’s Anti-Counterfeit Efforts Fall Short," Law360, 2020
- Legal Update: Supreme Court Rules Willfulness Not Required for Disgorgement of Profits From Trademark Infringers