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



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 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.

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized as a leading patent prosecution attorney by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000, Globe Business Media Group, 2019 and 2020

Selected Client Representations

  • 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, speaker, San Diego, CA, March 29, 2011.

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


IAM Patent 1000

Haynes and Boone Lawyers Featured in 2020 IAM Patent 1000 Directory

Haynes and Boone, LLP and 14 lawyers have been selected for the 2020 edition of Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000, an independently researched legal directory. The IAM Patent 1000 spotlights firms and individuals recognized by peers and clients as outstanding in the patent field. IAM interviewed more than 1,800 patent lawyers and in-house counsel over five months to decide which firms and lawyers to include in the directory.

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