Michael K. O'Neill

Partner
Michael O'Neill

Mike O’Neill has extensive experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications, handling complex prosecution, licensing transactions, portfolio management, and counseling – particularly in the implementation of corporate systems for invention management and strategic innovation. Mike's technology focus includes the Internet, computer and software related inventions, networks and business methods, optics, semiconductors, and electronic devices. Before practicing law, he was an engineering manager at a defense contractor, where his duties included research and development of inertial guidance and weapon delivery systems.

Experience

Representative Clients

  • Bausch & Lomb
  • Canon

Credentials
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Education

  • J.D. magna cum laude New York Law School
  • Law Review Editor
  • M.S. magna cum laude
  • B.S. magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • New York
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Recognition
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  • Included in "World’s Leading Patent Practitioners,” IAM 1000, 2012 - 2018
  • Recognized in Legal 500, Patent Prosecution: Utility and Design Patents, 2010 - 2012
  • Noted by as a “Top Patent Prosecutors Nationally in the Computer, Electrical, Software and Business Methods,” Patent Buddy, 2011

Community
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Pro Bono

  • Appeals at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims on behalf of veterans denied benefits by the VA