Intellectual Property Law in San Francisco, CA

Michael E. Dergosits - Partner

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Michael E. Dergosits is a partner at Dergosits & Noah LLP, and he possesses more than 35 years of legal experience in intellectual property law in San Francisco, CA. He is a patent attorney registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office since He focuses on patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret matters, including IP portfolio development, maintenance and enforcement. He represents clients in contested matters in the federal courts and in the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Mr. Dergosits represents clients in connection with a wide range of technologies such as mobile device and network security, floating wind turbine platforms, food processing, agricultural machinery and biometric feedback, and has extensive experience in counseling clients concerning potential claims of willful patent infringement. His reputation in the San Francisco legal community has earned him Martindale-Hubbell's prestigious "AV" peer rating, signifying preeminent levels of professional excellence and ethical standards.

Mr. Dergosits is admitted to practice in California and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In 1979, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Cornell University. He earned his Juris Doctor degree with honors from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1984.

Leadership in the Field

Mr. Dergosits is a former President of the San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association and the Federal Circuit Bar Association, where he also served as a member of the Board of Governors for five years. He was a member of the Cyberspace Law Committee of the California State Bar and the American Intellectual Property Law Association, a board member of the Federal Circuit Historical Society, and a former member of the San Francisco Bay Area Intellectual Property Inns of Court.

A Distinguished Educator

Since 1993, Mr. Dergosits has taught patent law as an adjunct professor of patent law at the University of San Francisco School of Law. In 2005, he was honored as the Distinguished Adjunct Professor of the Year. He frequently speaks and authors publications on intellectual property topics. Some of Mr. Dergosits's litigation experience is detailed in his Avvo profile.

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