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  1. Intellectual Property: 60%
  2. Mediation: 10%
  3. Arbitration: 10%
  4. Appeals: 10%
  5. Litigation: 10%

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  • John Anthony Messina Jr

    I wholeheartedly give Michael my most ardent endorsement. Michael and I have worked closely together on legal projects involving the sworn personnel of the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Department. Micheal's legal analysis and contributions to our legal team is paramount; I am am fortunate that Michael is both a friend and colleague.


    John Messina Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear

2040 Main Street, 14th Floor
Irvine, CA, 92614


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2006
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2005
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Judge Advocate (CPT)California State Military Reserve2009 - Present
AssociateIrell & Manella1991 - 1996
Summer AssociateGray Cary Ames & Frye1990 - 1990
Summer AssociateBest Best & Krieger1989 - 1989
ClerkMcLachlan Burford & Arias1988 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Federalist Society, Intellectual Property Practice Group, Computer Law CommitteeCo-chairN/A
Federalist Society, Orange County, California Lawyers ChapterBoard of DirectorsN/A
Federalist Society, Orange County, California Lawyers ChapterPast PresidentN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Engage: The Journal of the Federalist Society Practice GroupsAntitrust Implications of Patent Settlements: Balancing Patent Policy, Antitrust Law, and the Practical Limits of Litigation2008
EngageState Sovereign Immunity for Patent Infringement Claims, Five Years After Florida Prepaid2005
Stanford Technology Law ReviewSafety Net: Two Things Every E-Business and Institution Should Know About the Digital Millennium Copyright Act1998
Harvard Journal of Law and TechnologyCopyrighting “Look and Feel”: Manufacturers Technologies v. CAMS1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of California - BerkeleyEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Orange County Patent Law AssociationCease and Desist Letters: Tit for Tat2006
Orange County Bar Association Intellectual Property SectionWhen to Sue and When to Call the Cops: Protecting Your Clients’ IP Through Civil Enforcement and Referrals to Law Enforcement Agencies2006
Creative Strategies SeminarTrade Secret Strategies2002