About

We are experienced as replacement or augmentation counsel in entrenched litigation. We have handled IP and business cases adverse to, or representing:

EXPERIENCE. INTEGRITY. RESULTS.

  • Obtained favorable judgment for client with an award of over $470,000 incl. punitive damages.
  • Settled a dispute involving a $10 million claim in favor of client.
  • Prevailed in an attorney fee motion for $1.7 million.
  • Prevailed in a business litigation against a $50 million dollar plaintiff, resulting in dismissal with prejudice in favor of clients.
  • Defeated a $300,000 claim against client in a commercial dispute.
  • Represented an investor in a commercial dispute involving a $25 million dollar property.
  • Obtained a stricken judgment of $1.5 million in favor of client after years of entrenched litigation, including appeals.
  • Represented a client in a $50 million underreported royalty dispute. Resolved in favor of client.
  • Obtained dismissal in favor of client in a claim of $194,000.
  • Represented inventor and patent attorney in patent infringement re: six-figure damages and stopped infringing activity in favor of clients.
  • Settled a bad faith insurance coverage dispute wherein the insurance carrier agreed to cover IP infringement in favor of client after carrier’s denial of coverage.
  • Represented client in a social media influencer marketing dispute with high profile media outlets and disputed royalties. Settled in favor of client.
  • Represented a writer-producer in film pre-, production and post-production activities involving 60+ transacting entities, including disputes and transitions during and after filming and post.
  • Represented a writer-director in IP negotiations, gaining key leverage for client to open long term development projects with a film studio and production finance.

About Attorney Michael A. Long, Esq.

Michael A. Long, Esq. is the managing attorney at Long & Associates. The firm’s practice focuses on civil matters, including IP litigation and business litigation involving high-profile and famous IPs and companies. We represent clients in mediation, arbitration, administrative proceedings, trials and appeals. Managing Attorney Michael A. Long has represented a wide range of clients in civil litigation. His clients have included attorneys, executives, business owners, real estate investors and developers, producers, tech companies, inventors, artists, insureds, and established multinationals with worldwide portfolios.

BAR ADMISSIONS & JURISDICTIONAL EXPERIENCE

California State Bar (SBN: 266555)
United States Patent & Trademark Office (Reg. No. 59750)
Handled matters in the following jurisdictions:
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Oregon, Portland District
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of California
U.S. Copyright Office
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Trademark Trial & Appeal Board
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Patent Trial & Appeal Board
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. International Trade Commission
Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH)
Office of the Labor Commissioner, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement
California State Court
California Courts of Appeal
California Supreme Court
Worldwide Collections and Investigations
Worldwide IP Portfolio Management including: European Union, UK, Japan, China, Republic of Korea (South Korea), Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile

EDUCATION

LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL, J.D. (Top 2.5% in Patent Law), 2006.
HARVARD LAW SCHOOL, Completed Coursework, 2003.
LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY, B.B.A., Information Systems, 1999.