Michael Rosato is a partner in the Seattle office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he focuses on intellectual property protection and counseling, as well as intellectual property-related disputes. Michael leads the firm’s practice involving contested proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
He has extensive experience representing clients before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (formerly the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences), including USPTO proceedings under the America Invents Act (AIA). Michael has served as lead counsel in numerous inter partes review (IPR) and covered business method (CBM) review proceedings, patent interferences, and reexamination procedures, as well as corresponding appeals to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC).
He has significant experience with international and domestic patent protection and enforcement for both early- and later-stage companies, often involving a combination of mechanical technologies, software systems and electronics, and medical sciences or biotechnology.
Prior to joining the firm, Michael was an intellectual property partner in the Seattle office of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton (formerly Townsend and Townsend and Crew). He began his legal career at DLA Piper and previously worked as a patent agent for a microfluidics device manufacturer.
- J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 2002
- M.S., University of Washington, 1999
- B.S., Rutgers University, 1996
- State Bar of Washington
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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