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Mike Fabiano is an intellectual property attorney representing clients in matters including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation, patent prosecution, intellectual property licensing, and business litigation. He founded Fabiano Law Firm, P.C. in 2011.

He is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, and all state and federal courts in California.

In 1993-1994, Mr. Fabiano served as law clerk to U.S. District Judge Linda H. McLaughlin, Central District of California. Mr. Fabiano received his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1993.

Mr. Fabiano worked as a research chemist prior to attending law school, and he is a co-inventor of a patented process for the recovery of a precious metal (U.S. Patent No. 5,654,458). He earned a M.S. in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1988, and a B.A. in chemistry and chemical physics from Rice University, in 1986.


Fabiano Law Firm, P.C.


Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 70%
  2. Litigation: 30%

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  • Philip Marcus Bierman

    Michael was very helpful in quickly and efficiently resolving a matter in which one of my clients was sued for trademark infringement. I highly recommend him.


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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12526 High Bluff Drive, Suite 300
San Diego, CA, 92130


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Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
San Diego's Top AttorneysSan Diego Metro magazine2012
San Diego's Top AttorneysSan Diego Metro magazine2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/FounderFABIANO LAW FIRM, P.C.2011 - Present
PartnerMazzarella Caldarelli LLP2006 - 2011
AttorneyMazzarella, Dunwoody & Caldarelli LLP2002 - 2005
AttorneySkadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom2000 - 2002
AttorneyLyon & Lyon LLP1998 - 2000
AttorneyJones Day1994 - 1998
Law Clerk to U.S. District Judge Linda McLaughlinUnited States District Court, Central Dist. of Calif.1993 - 1994
ScientistHenkel Research Corporation1988 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of California, Litigation SectionChair2009 - 2010
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationQuarterly Journal, Editorial Board Member2007 - 2010
Association of Business Trial LawyersSan Diego chapter, board member2006 - 2009
Publication nameTitleDate
Hastings Law JournalThe Meaning of Just Cause for Termination When an Employer Alleges Misconduct and the Employee Denies It1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of California - BerkeleyChemistryMS - Master of Science1988
Rice UniversityChemistryBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
State Bar of California Annual MeetingAmericans With Disabilities Act2005