Michael G. Dreznes

Partner

Costa Mesa
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Overview

Michael Dreznes focuses on patent prosecution and portfolio management in his practice, advising clients primarily in the areas of computer and electrical arts, including machine learning and augmented reality. Utilizing his background as a former software engineer, he helps his clients build strategic patent portfolios around a wide array of industry standards such as long-term evolution (LTE), 802.11x, H.266 and Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA).

Michael provides guidance on matters relating to inter partes review, licensing transaction and acquisition due diligence, and invalidity, noninfringement and freedom-to-operate opinion preparation. He also assists his clients with standards targeting and reviewing patent portfolios for standard applicability.

As a software engineer, Michael developed interactive voice response systems, communications protocols and corporate risk management client/server applications. This practical experience gives him valuable insight into his clients' strategic business goals and how to best guide them through the myriad of details involved in the patent process.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • The Legal 500
    • Next Generation Lawyer, Intellectual Property: Patents: Prosecution, including re-examination and post-grant proceedings (2017 to 2020)
    • Recommended, Intellectual Property: Patents: Licensing (2019)

Memberships

  • California Bar Association

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • California
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Registration No. 59,965

Education

  • J.D., University of Illinois College of Law, 2006
  • B.S., Computer Science Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 1999