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Karl J. Mihm

Law Clerk


Karl Mihm maintains a broad litigation practice with a focus on complex commercial disputes and a particular emphasis on antitrust, appellate, and intellectual property law. He has litigated cases at all levels of the federal judiciary, including the U.S. Supreme Court, and has drafted multiple briefs ranging from discovery motions to jurisdictional motions to dismiss. An electrical engineer and former patent examiner, Karl frequently represents high-tech clients in high-stakes disputes.

A graduate of the New York University School of Law, Karl was an executive editor on the New York University Law Review and received several awards for ranking in the top ten students in his class. He also served as a student staff editor for Just Security, a research assistant to the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States, and a judicial intern to the Hon. Richard J. Sullivan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Prior to law school, Karl served as a patent agent at Viering, Jentschura & Partner, a German patent boutique, where he authored several winning pre-appeal briefs and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications related to next-generation telecommunications, digital signal processing, semiconductor physics, and unmanned aerial vehicles. He also worked as a patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Karl was previously a summer associate with HSG.

Karl’s admission to the New York Bar is pending. He is registered to practice before the USPTO.

Notable Cases

Notable Cases

  • Valassis, a MacAndrews & Forbes company, as plaintiff in litigation against News Corp. and its subsidiaries alleging federal and state antitrust violations, unfair competition, and tortious interference seeking more than $600 million in damages. Valassis defeated summary judgment and then reached a confidential settlement during jury deliberations following a nearly three-week jury trial in the Southern District of New York in July 2021.
  • A hybrid electric aircraft startup on trade secret and contract claims against Boeing.
  • A former Russian politician before the U.S. Supreme Court in a case involving the extraterritorial application of civil RICO to cross-border arbitration enforcement.
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New York University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2022; Butler Scholar; Pomeroy Scholar; Order of the Coif; Executive Editor, New York University Law Review; Student Staff Editor, Just Security)

University of Maryland (B.S.E.E., 2013)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • New York (pending)
  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
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