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Morgan Coates

Morgan R. Coates is a partner in the firm’s Orange County office. He focuses on securing patent protection for startup companies that develop computer software systems, mechanical and electromechanical machines, and biomedical devices. By utilizing his extensive engineering experience, Mr. Coates can obtain a visceral understanding of the complex science behind a client’s technology.

As a former engineer in the aerospace industry, Mr. Coates has experience working with software, mechanical, and electromechanical systems. Mr. Coates obtained his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law, and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  

Mr. Coates worked as a summer associate at the firm in 2011 and joined the firm in 2012.

University of Illinois College of Law, J.D.
University of Illinois – Urbana – Champaign, B.S., Mechanical Engineering
State Bar of California
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Chemical, Industrial & Materials

Automation & Robotics



Pool & Spa

Communications Technology


Consumer Products & Services

Sporting Goods & Recreation

Electrical, Semiconductor & Computer Technology

Software & IT


Clean Technology

Green Transportation

Medical Devices & Procedures

Catheters & Probes


Minimally Invasive & Endoscopic Procedures


Surgical Equipment

Transportation & Vehicles

Aerospace & Space Technology

Automotive Transportation & Powersports


Brake Systems

Engines & Engine Components


Suspension Components

Tires & Wheels

Design Patents
Due Diligence
Global Portfolio Management
Infringement Risk 
IP Strategy
IP Transactions and Agreements
Opinions Counseling
Patent Strategy & Prosecution
Tech Transactions
U.S. Patent Prosecution

American Bar Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

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