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Michael Edward Dergosits

Patent infringement Attorney at San Francisco, CA

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1985
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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Patent infringement
    Federal court and ITC litigation, arbitrations and mediations.

    38 years, 300 cases

  2. Patent application
    Draft, file and file patent applications in USPTO, PCT Receiving Office and foreign patent offices.

    39 years, 1,500 cases

  3. Intellectual property
    Advise clients in areas of trade identity, copyright protection, trade secret protection and intellectual property licenses.

    39 years, 200 cases

  4. Trademark application
    Draft, file and prosecute trademark applications in USPTO and foreign countries.

    39 years, 1,200 cases

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Michael Edward Dergosits
Three Embarcadero Ctr Ste 410
San Francisco, CA, 94111


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Posted by D. | November 11, 2010
Michel's hard work
Michael is simply one of the best patent lawyers out there, his ethics are admirable, flair of the problem exemplary and knowledge unsurpassed. He is also, (something rare for people in his profession) a genuinely nice and understanding person. if all lawyers were like Michael, they wouldn't have such a bad name.


  • Hourly Rates $ 250-475 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Univ. of San Francisco School of Law
  • 1994 - Present
  • Founding Partner
  • Dergosits & Noah LLP
  • 1993 - Present
  • Partner
  • Limbach & Limbach
  • 1989 - 1993
  • Associate
  • Limbach, Limbach & Sutton
  • 1984 - 1988
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  • University of San Francisco School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • Cornell University College of Engineering
  • BS
  • 1979

Legal Cases

  • U.S. Patent No. 7,601,655 (issued Oct. 13, 2009)
  • Issued utility patent
  • U.S. Patent No. D599,113 (issued Sept. 1, 2009)
  • Issued design patent
  • U.S. Patent No. D597,380 (issued Aug. 4, 2009)
  • Issued design patent
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  • Federal Circuit Historical Society
  • Board Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Cyberspace Comm. California State Bar
  • Board Member
  • 2003 - 2007
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • President
  • 2000 - 2001
  • San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association
  • President
  • 1993 - 1994
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • Distinguished Adjunct Professor Award
  • University of San Francisco School of Law
  • 2005


  • Intellectual Property Law Bulletin, University of San Francisco School of Law
  • Navigating Around the Estoppel Landmines of Festo
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • California State Bar Cyberspace Law Committee Meeting
  • Divided Infringement Claims -- Territorial Limitations and Distributed Liability
  • 2006
  • CADRE Program
  • Recent Developments in Patent Law
  • 2006
  • Intellectual Property Law Section of Barristers Club of San Francisco
  • Recent Developments in Patent Claim Construction
  • 2005
  • Intellectual Property Section of the Barristers Club of the Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Current State of the Advice of Counsel Defense to Claims of Willful Patent Infringement, Including Related Discovery Issues
  • 2004
  • San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Recent Developments in Patent Law: On Sale Bar and Provisional Damages
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

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Intellectual property Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Michael for many years. Michael is always at the top of my short list when I am asked to refer a lawyer for an intellectual property matter."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is diligent, experienced, and has the unique skill of understanding the legal concepts in patent and other intellectual property matters, and also the scientific understanding and experience (trained chemical engineer). He communicates well with people, and exercises good judgment, thus adding to his effectiveness. I would not hesitate to use Mike for any IP matter"
Patent infringement Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have engaged Mike on several patent opinion matters, as have several of my colleagues. Mike's work product has consistently been first rate. Any resulting opinions have been well reasoned and documented as well as well written. I highly recommend Mike."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael has extensive experience handling intellectual property legal representation to businesses and entrepreneurs in California. His knowledge and expertise is extensive, and his firm ins considered one of the best intellectual property boutique firms in the bay area. I highly recommend Michael and his firm."
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Michael Edward Dergosits
Patent infringement Attorney
San Francisco, CA
Licensed for 38 years