Michael R. Christensen is a partner in our Orange County office. Mr. Christensen represents clients in the medical device, electronics, media and entertainment, and computer software fields. While he has helped clients protect a variety of technologies, Mr. Christensen focuses on building patent portfolios for medical device clients in the neurovascular, neuromodulation and spine fields.
Mr. Christensen also has extensive experience conducting patent due diligence for leading Venture Capital firms and other investors. He has also performed several IP audits to help companies identify ways to improve their patent portfolio. One of Mr. Christensen’s areas of expertise is developing strategies for expediting patent prosecution both in the United States and abroad. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Christensen clerked with firms in Seattle, Salt Lake City and Irvine. While pursuing his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering, Mr. Christensen served as a Teaching Assistant in a semiconductor device fabrication lab in addition to taking courses focusing on digital system design and digital communication theory.
Mr. Christensen was a summer associate with the firm in 2007 and he joined the firm as an associate in 2008.
Brigham Young University – J. Reuben Clark Jr. Law School, J.D., Executive Editor – BYU Law Review
Brigham Young University, B.S., Electrical Engineering, Heritage Scholar, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi
State Bar of California
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Consumer Products & Services
Aesthetics & Personal Care Products
Medical Devices & Procedures
Annulus & Nucleus Repair
Catheters & Probes
Chordae Tendineae Repair & Replacement
Chronic Total Occlusions
Hypertension Management Devices
Minimally Invasive & Endoscopic Procedures
Obesity Management & Bariatrics
Ophthalmology & Eye Care
Transcatheter & Surgical Aortic, Mitral & Tricuspid Valve Replacement
Global Portfolio Management
IP Transactions and Agreements
Patent Strategy & Prosecution
U.S. Patent Prosecution
Mr. Christensen was named to Legal Media Group‘s (LMG) inaugural “Rising Stars” guide (2015).
Orange County Patent Law Association
J. Reuben Clark Law Society