Education and Clerkships

J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, cum laude; (top 5% of class); Order of the Coif; Editor, Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review

Electrical Engineer, M.S.E.E., Communications and Signal/Image Processing, University of Southern California

Electrical Engineer, B.S.E.E., California State Polytechnic University, cum laude

Bar Admissions


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California


Greg Michelson is the Administrative Partner of the Orange County office of Haynes and Boone, LLP and a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group. Greg provides strategic counseling, patent portfolio management, licensing, and has experience with post grant proceedings and IP litigation. He provides guidance in all aspects of intellectual property matters, including due diligence, opinions, as well as patent prosecution and litigation. Greg manages large, high technology patent portfolios and has prepared and prosecuted U.S. and foreign patent applications covering a wide variety of complex technologies, involving technology areas such as electrical devices, semiconductor processes, software and computer architectures, communication systems, medical devices, and mechanical devices. He also represents clients in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings at the Patent and Trademark Office.  Greg supports patent litigations, including matters before the International Trade Commission (ITC) and federal district courts, for all phases of litigation from initial pre-filing analysis, to filing, discovery, depositions, expert reports, direct and cross-examinations, and briefs through trial.

In addition to his extensive legal experience and educational background in electrical engineering, Greg has more than seven years of technical engineering experience at Hughes Aircraft Company and TRW. At Hughes Aircraft Company, he performed hardware and software design analysis and test verification and development, for aircraft radar, communication, and associated systems. Greg was a systems engineer for satellite development at TRW where he performed system development and test along with payload performance analysis for complex communication systems.

In addition to his law degree, Greg holds M.S.E.E. and B.S.E.E. degrees in electrical engineering.

Representative Experience

  • In re Field Programmable Gate Arrays (337-TA-441): Represented complainant Xilinx, Inc. in a patent infringement case involving field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).
  • UPI Semiconductor Corporation v. Richtek Technology Corporation (CA State and USDC ND Cal): Represented UPI Semiconductor in a patent infringement case involving power management integrated circuits.

Speeches and Publications

  • "Patent Prosecution Panel," 4th Annual Intellectual Property Law Careers Event, San Diego, CA, March 29, 2011.

Firm Growth

Orange County, California

Haynes and Boone Expands Orange County Office In New Location

In preparation for continued strategic growth across multiple legal practice areas, Haynes and Boone, LLP announces it has signed a 12-year lease for the entire seventh floor of the prestigious Plaza Tower in Costa Mesa, a premier Class A high-rise adjacent to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

Professional and Community Activities

  • State Bar of California
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Orange County Patent Law Association
  • Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 

In the News


Greg Michelson Interview in Orange County Business Journal

Greg Michelson is interviewed in the Orange County Business Journal - Q&A - "...our office has definitely experienced an increase in new associate hires ... we have more than tripled the number of professionals since the office opened in 2009 by continuing to recruit the best legal talent."

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