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Michael A. Long
Attorney at Law
Mr. Long is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) and is eligible to practice 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.
 
 

Loyola Law School
• J.D. (Top 2.5% in Patent Law), 2006.
Loyola Marymount University
• B.B.A., Information Systems, 1999.

 

Law Office of Michael A. Long, 2009-2013
Intellectual Property Attorney

Aexius, LLC, 2006-
Patent Prosecutor since 2006
Co-Inventor

Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, IP Unit, 2004-2006
Intellectual Property Law Clerk

United States District Court, 2005
Judicial Law Clerk to Hon. Stephen J. Hillman, Magistrate Judge

Aexius, LLC, 2002-2003
Software Developer

Vizional Technologies, 2000-2002
Product Manager; Software Engineer

Genex, 1998-2000
Director of Quality; Reporting Architect


 

Admissions & Affiliations
Admissions

State Of California
U.S. District Court for the Central District California
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Affiliations

• California Lawyers for the Arts, Panel Attorney.
• APICS, Los Angeles Chapter, Past Member.
Speaker:
Various Executive IP Training
Proprietary presentations on impact of America Invents Act, NDA’s, and IP basics:
• copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secrets.
Articles:
Bayh-Dole Act: Recommendations to support a $61 MM federal grant in light of 35 U.S.C. sec. 200, et seq.

 

Disputed Matters:

CIBO v. Various Successfully stopped patent infringements in the United States.

Shen v. Schutt Sports & Cohen Successfully stopped infringers and former licensing agent.

Undisclosed Filmmaker v. Production Company Obtained accounting on intellectual property dispute involving up to $15,000,000 of unpaid and under-reported royalties.

CIBO v. Walmart, et al. Patent infringement dispute.

Health Supplement Dispute Ongoing international business litigation.

IP Lawyer Fee Dispute Successfully represented clients against former patent / IP counsel in a fee dispute with complex underlying litigation involving high-profile toy products.

Microsoft Antitrust Litigation As law clerk, coordinated discovery in multi-district litigation. 

Bibiji Inderjit Kaur Puri v. Various Represent client before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) in the United States Patent & Trademark Office and settled numerous disputes.

Brandstorm, Inc. v. Golden Eagle Ins. Corp. Represent insured in IP Insurance coverage litigation.

 

IP Prosecution:
Medical, software, optic, mechanical, electro-mechanical, and entertainment.

CIBO, n.v. Replaced former patent counsel and successfully prosecuted patent applications with expert witness declaration to issuance, in collaboration with European IP counsel.

NCLA Manage trademark rights and advise client in patent, trademark, and copyright matters.

MDX Laboratories, LLC Successfully prepared and filed U.S. and international patent apps. for an FDA-registered medical device company.

3 legged dog, inc. Prepare and file patent applications on mobile gaming and advertising technologies.

All Access Staging & Productions, Inc. Prepare and file electromechanical patent application for live or recorded on-stage entertainment-related invention.

Brandstorm, Inc.  Obtained trademark registrations.

 


Transactions:
Patent and trademark licensing, product distribution, and employment agreements.

Advised an upscale fashion design house that produced custom dresses for Kim Kardashian. Prepared various licensing, and employment agreements.

Advised clients on commercial licensing and cooperative marketing deals.

Music and synchronization licensing for motion pictures.

Advise re: production budget and strategy.

Apparel and music licensing.

Advise an estate with deceased inventor re: patent licensing and patent infringement.

Analyze early-stage deals. Closely involved in angel and VC pitching.

Experienced contributing to securing buy-in at $35 MM from investors at a startup.
 
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