- “[E]xcellent in all respects” and “a detail-oriented model patent practitioner who makes a superb counselor” (IAM 1000 The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2012)
Michael O’Neill is administrative partner of the Orange County, California office. He has extensive experience in preparation and prosecution of patent applications, complex prosecution, licensing transactions and portfolio management, and client counseling particularly in the implementation of corporate systems for invention management and strategic innovation. His technological areas focus on Internet, computer and software related inventions, networks and business methods, and also optics, semiconductors and electronic devices for clients such as Canon and Bausch & Lomb.
Prior to joining the firm, he was Engineering Manager at a defense industry contractor where his duties included research and development of inertial guidance and weapon delivery systems.
Mike chairs the firm’s Nanotechnology industry group, and is a member of the firm's committee on PTO Contested Proceedings.