Michael Fedrick is an intellectual property attorney with 20 years of experience securing patent and trademark protection worldwide for clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. He has a strong background supporting entrepreneurs, manufacturers, and service professionals in industries ranging from biotechnology to software.
Michael works with clients in the U.S., Europe and Asia, and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. A frequent speaker, he lectures on matters involving all aspects of intellectual property law to students and members of the business community. He is a past president and current member of the board of the San Gabriel Valley Bar Association, and has served on committees of the International Trademark Association. He also presently serves on the board of Villa Esperanza, an organization serving the needs of individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.
Michael previously served as counsel for the biopharmaceutical business of Baxter Healthcare Corporation, where he was responsible for intellectual property matters relating to product lines with sales in excess of $1 billion. While there, he spearheaded the patent and trademark work for a new pharmaceutical product from inception through FDA approval.
Michael graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Science in the Biological Sciences and from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. He is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is admitted to the State Bar of California.
Protection and Exploitation of Intellectual Property in East Asia (co-author), Sweet & Maxwell Asia (1997)
Burned by the Real Spam (quoted), Business Week Online (December 2, 2004)
China’s Intellectual Property Thicket (quoted), Business Week Online (April 27, 2006)
Advice for In-House Attorneys, Pharmaceutical Law Insight, 2:14-16 (2006)
International patent protection: Where in the world should you file? Corporate Counsel (2009)
Protect Your Green, OnGreen Forum (2009)
Intellectual Property Protection in China (interview), TopTenWholesale Forum (2010)
San Gabriel Valley Bar Association, Past President & Director
Villa Esperanza Services, Chair, Governance Committee
International Trademark Association (INTA), Legislation and Regulatory Analysis Committee, Member (2002-2006)