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Michael J. Song

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Counsel

Michael Song is a counsel in the firm's Patent Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation practices. He handles a broad spectrum of patent, including utility and design patents, trademark and trade secret issues. Michael has represented clients in patent disputes involving technologies in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, electronics, computer software, and semiconductor industries. Michael was an integral part of a trial team that successfully represented its client in a design patent case involving the design of a light emitting diode (LED) that was tried before a jury in the Northern District of California. He has experience in all phases of litigation, from investigating potential claims through appeal. Michael has prepared and argued discovery motions, prepared motions for summary judgment, taken and defended depositions, conducted expert discovery, prepared claim construction briefs, prepared and argued pre-trial motions, examined witnesses at trial, prepared and argued motions at trial, prepared post-trial motions, and prepared appeal briefs.

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in Super Lawyers Magazine and Northern California Law and Politics as a Northern California “Rising Star," 2009
  • Listed in Super Lawyers Magazine and Los Angeles Magazine as a Southern California “Rising Star,” 2013 - 2014

Professional Leadership

  • California Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Korean American Bar Association

Related Employment

  • Foley & Lardner LLP, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, Washington, DC, Associate, 2004-2010

  • Foley & Lardner LLP, Washington, DC, Law Clerk, Summer Associate, 2003 - 2004

  • Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C., Washington, DC, Law Clerk, Summer Associate, 2002 - 2003

Education

  • George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 2004
    George Mason Law Review
  • Thomas Jefferson University, M.S., Biomedical Chemistry, 2001
  • Johns Hopkins University, B.S., Biomedical Engineering, 1999

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern 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 Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit