Michael Shimokaji

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Intellectual Property Litigation and the Procurement of Patent Rights

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Patenting‚ Intellectual Property Litigation

Michael is an expert in intellectual property litigation and the procurement of patent rights domestically and abroad.

For more than 20 years, Michael Shimokaji has supported clients in industries as diverse as aerospace, apparel, household products, medical devices, software, telecommunications, photo imaging, and semiconductors. He is the author of articles that include “Inducement and Contributory Infringement Theories to Regulate Pre-Patent Issuance Activity” 37 IDEA 571 (1997); “Type of Use Determines Whether Use of Web Content Will Be Infringing” L.A. Daily Journal, August 22, 2002; and “Cease and Desist Letters May Contain Some Hidden Perils” L.A. Daily Journal, February 27, 2003; “Think of Patents as Products” Medical Design & Mfg, May 1, 2005; “Contingency Defense in Patent Lawsuits” L.A. Daily Journal, August 1, 2006; “Putting Designs to the Test” L.A. Daily Journal, October 30, 2008; “Mind Over Matter” Los Angeles Lawyer, April 2009; “Taking Orders” L.A. Daily Journal, August 19, 2009. He has lectured for local and national organizations in the US, as well as abroad, on various intellectual property topics.

During the past sevenyears, Michael Shimokaji has been a member of the Steering Committee for the California Minority Counsel Program. He was a founding director of the Orange County Japanese-American Lawyers Association and has served as an instructor in the paralegal program at the University of California, Irvine. Michael is a past president of the Orange Coast Optimist Club. He served for three years on the Executive Committee for the California State Bar Intellectual Property Section. He recently completed a three year term on the California State Bar Federal Courts Committee. Michael has been a member of the editorial board for The Journal of the Association of University Technology Managers.

Following graduation from the University of California, Irvine with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, Michael received his Juris Doctorate degree from Southwestern University School of Law. In law school, Michael was an executive editor for the school’s law review. He has served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Robert M. Takasugi, Judge, United States District Court. Michael is admitted to the California Bar. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Tagline:Patenting, Intellectual Property Litigation

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