Michael A. Guiliana

Michael A. Guiliana, J.D., B.S.M.E., Registered Patent Attorney

Michael A. Guiliana is a founding partner of Villamar & Guiliana LLP.*

Areas of Practice: Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Licensing, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Michael A. Guiliana has a broad ranging practice and has represented start-up companies and well-established, multi-national companies. Michael has significant experience advising clients in all aspects of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, domain names, copyrights, trade secrets, rights of publicity, and false advertising. He frequently advises clients regarding strategically structuring their intellectual property estates and works to create an integrated and balanced portfolio that effectively combines the overlapping protections of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

Michael frequently advises clients regarding offensive and defensive competitive strategies, prelitigation strategies, infringement studies, invalidity and noninfringement opinions, monitoring and enforcement of patent and trademark rights, strategic transactions and complex patent and trademark prosecution, including reexaminations, reissues, and IPRs. He assists clients with implementing internal programs to identify, evaluate and protect all forms of intellectual property.

With a degree and experience in mechanical engineering, Michael has represented clients across a diverse range of technologies, including semiconductor, furniture, SAAS, and electronics manufacturers including RED Digital.Michael's experience includes advising early-stage companies through successful acquisitions, such as Telogis, Inc. (acquired by Verizon), Interlace Medical (acquired by Hologic, Inc.). Michael has also represented multi-national corporations, including Yamaha Motor and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited. He also has an extensive background in aerospace, automotive and power sport technologies.

During law school, Michael published legislative review articles, served as an articles editor on his law review, and clerked for a patent law firm. He was a partner at Knobbe, Martens, Olson and Bear LLP for 16 years prior to joining the Villamar and Guiliana LLP as a partner in 2021.

Education: J.D., University of the Pacific (1997); B.S.M.E., University of California, Irvine with a concentration in materials, (1992).

Admitted: State Bar of California, Central District of California, UPSTO Registered Patent Attorney.

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