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Michael A. Long, Esq.

California & USPTO Attorney
Mr. Long is licensed to practice law in California, before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Reg. No. 59750, and before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Prior to law school, Mr. Long worked in the private sector as a technical product manager and software engineer supporting Fortune 500 and Global 1000 clients and projects across a wide array of industries. Mr. Long's technical experience includes international product engineering, conducting technical review panels, OEM licensing and technical due diligence (license-in and license-out), large-scale supply chain integration, as well as collaboration with and management of engineers up to the Ph.D. level. Mr. Long has experience presenting to senior executives (Board of Directors) and successfully contributed to securing buy-in at $35 MM from investors at a previous startup company. Mr. Long served as a federal judicial law clerk in U.S. District Court, Central District of California. There, Mr. Long assisted in drafting opinions to review decisions of federal agency administrative law judges and cases on appeal from the California Supreme Court. Mr. Long also served in the Intellectual Property Unit, Los Angeles City Attorney's Office, where he assisted in drafting copyright/IP licensing and royalty fee agreements, intellectual property infringement matters, patentability reviews, licensing agreements of audiovisual works for film and television, patent prosecution, as well as both IP infringement defense and assertion. Mr. Long authored written recommendations regarding patent rights under the Bayh-Dole Act (Title 35 U.S.C. 200 et seq.) to support a federal grant of $61 MM. Mr. Long worked with large law firms, experts, and executives to develop litigation strategies. Mr. Long also coordinated discovery in a large class action suit involving multidistrict business litigation.

J.D., Loyola Law School
(Top 2.5% in Patent Law)
B.B.A., Information Systems, Loyola Marymount University

Bar/Court Admissions
United States District Court
State Bar of California (Litigation Section Member)
United States Patent & Trademark Office

Industry Experience1
Electronic Commerce
Entertainment: Film & Television, Music, New Media
Fashion & Apparel
High-end and Mass Manufacturing
Intellectual Property Markets
Lasers, Vision Systems, Sensors
Software, Data Communications and Networking
Sports / Athletics
Supply Chain Management / Operations Research
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