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Michael E Gerity

Michael E Gerity

Practice areas:

Intellectual Property, Business, Trademark Application, Patent Infringement, Trademark Infringement, Copyright Infringement, Real Estate, Copyright Application

About Me

I am licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).


I am a licensed EMT, and I volunteer for the Phoenix Fire Department in that capacity.


I am also a singer in a rock cover band.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Intellectual Property: 40%
    22 years, 700 cases
  2. Business: 30%
    22 years, 700 cases
  3. Trademark Application: 10%
    22 years
  4. Copyright Infringement: 6%
    22 years
  5. Other: 14%
  6. More 



Hourly ($210-300/hour), Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • John B. Even

    Mike is an incredibly smart attorney who always aggressively advances his clients position in any intellectual property or commercial litigation matter he takes on. He is also very practical and has a knack for finding the most cost-effective way to accomplish his clients' varying objectives. I endorse Mike.


    John Even Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Joel Benjamin Rothman

    Michael served as local counsel for us in a matter that was resolved favorably for the client. He was extremely responsive, his staff was wonderful (and polite and helpful) and I would work with him again in a heartbeat.


    Joel Rothman Intellectual Property Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

3300 N Central Ave Suite 2000
Phoenix, AZ, 85012-2511

3300 North Central Ave, Ste 2000
Phoenix, AZ, 85012




AZActive 199407/16/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best BriefASU College of Law1993

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerGerity Law Group, PLC2008 - Present
OwnerIsrael & Gerity, PLLC2002 - Present
Contract AttorneyMeyer, Hendricks & Bivens1999 - 2002
OwnerLaw Offices of Michael Gerity, PC1999 - 2002
AttorneyJones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.1997 - 1999
Deputy Public DefenderMaricopa County Public Defender's Office1995 - 1997
Clerk to Chief JudgeArizona Court of Appeals1995 - 1995
Law ClerkHoneywell1993 - 1993
Law ClerkArizona Attorney General's Office1992 - 1992


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Arizona Language PreparatoryBoard of Directors2013 - Present
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal CircuitAdmitted Attorney2010 - Present
Phoenix Fire DepartmentEMT-B, Volunteer2002 - Present
United States Patent BarLicensed attorney1998 - Present
United States Patent and Trademark OfficeLicensed attorney1998 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Netbasis Trademark ApplicationApplication pending
SO!TROUBLE Trademark Applicationtrademark issued
Conan Properties Int v. Reality SimulationsConfidential settlement agreement reached

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawLawJuris Doctor1994
Colorado State UniversityBiological Science; Anatomical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1990

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
The America Invents Act: Changes to US Patent Law and an Overview of IP LawIntellectual Property and Patent Law Changes2012
Intellectual Property Law, semester classIntellectual Property2003
Arizona Continuing Legal Education Lunch GroupBasic Collection Practice - How to Enforce your Judgment2003
The Law of Copyright, Trademark and Patent, semester classIntellectual Property2002
Intellectual Property Class, semester classesIntellectual Property2002
Introduction to Intellectual Property, semester classIntellectual Property2001
Intellectual Property Law, semester classIntellectual Property2001
Arizona Continuing Legal Education Lunch GroupRepresenting the Closely Held Business2001