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Michael Thomas Rosato

Michael Thomas Rosato

Practice areas:

Intellectual Property, Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Patent Application

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About Me

Mr. Rosato's practice includes mechanical and medical device patent preparation and procurement. His experience includes intellectual property protection and counseling for early and later stage companies in the biomedical sciences often including a combination of mechanical technologies, electronics and software systems, and medical science or biotechnology. Mr. Rosato also provides interference and reexamination practice, strategic counseling, patentability, non-infringement and validity advice, as well as due diligence analysis in connection with financing or acquisition.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Life Sciences & Biotechnology: 35%
    15 years
  2. Intellectual Property: 35%
    13 years
  3. Patent Application: 30%
    14 years

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Debra Sarah White

    Mike Rosato is an experienced and highly respected attorney. It is without hesitation that I endorse his work.


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    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    Mike is a dedicated and effective IP lawyer.


    Chad Webster Contracts & Agreements Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

701 Fifth Ave, Suite 5100
Seattle, WA, 98104-7036




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
NIH FellowshipNational Institute of Health1997
George H. Cook ScholarRutgers University1996
National Dean's ListRutgers University1996
Varsity CrewRutgers University1994

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerWilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati2012 - Present
PartnerKilpatrick Townsend & Stockton2011 - 2012
PartnerTownsend & Townsend & Crew2005 - 2010
AttorneyDLA Piper US LLP2004 - 2005
AttorneyGray Cary Ware & Freidenrich2003 - 2004
N/AMicronics, Inc.2002 - 2002
N/ALaw Clerk - Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich2001 - 2001
N/AAttorney General of Washington - Law Clerk2000 - 2000
N/AGlobalTox, Inc.1998 - 1999


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember2003 - Present
Washington State Patent Law AssociationMember2003 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
Journal of Immunological MethodsSimultaneous Analysis of Surface Marker Expression and Cell Cycle Progression in Human Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells2001
Current Protocols in Cytometry‚ Unit 7.14Analysis of Cell Proliferation and Cell Survival by Continuous BrdU Labeling and Multivariate Flow Cytometry2000
Calcif Tissue Int.Bone Turnover and Insulin-like Growth Factor I Levels Increase After Improved Glycemic Control in Noninsulin-dependant Diabetes Mellitus1999


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of Washington -SeattleN/AMS - Master of Science1999
Rutgers UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1996

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
7th Annual IP Counsel Forum, San Jose, CACost-Effective Patent Protection2011
Life Sciences Start-Up SeminarEarly Stage Patent Protection2010
Federal Circuit ClubDevelopments in Patent Interference Law - Univ. of CA v. Univ. of Iowa Research Foundation2006
University of Washington Dept. of BioengineeringTechnology Protection and Commercialization2003
Instructor of Law School ClassIntellectual Property Law2002