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Michael D. Gagliano


* Not admitted in South Carolina

What you should know about me:

My mechanical engineering background and dedication to understanding emerging technologies allows me to assist clients in a wide range of technical fields. I enjoy working with inventors and in-house counsel to fully grasp their inventions, business goals, and IP philosophies to develop competitive strategies that advance each client’s unique IP goals.

  • Known to be dedicated and hard working – inside and outside of the office
  • Competitive chess player and recreational surfer
  • Built an automatic adhesive dispensing device for a company during engineering school

Michael’s Experience

Michael helps clients with U.S. and international patent procurement and global IP portfolio management in the electromechanical and mechanical arts. He communicates frequently with clients about their IP needs and brings a sincere desire to understand their unique business goals and build an IP portfolio that allows them to advance. 

Michael’s experience includes handling matters related to medical device and orthopedic device technologies; robotics; transportation technologies, including aeronautical and automotive; engines and related control systems; power generation systems; power tools; pumps; hydraulic cylinders; industrial, construction, medical and agricultural machinery; electrical devices; display systems, and many other innovations.


Michael focuses on the following sectors:

Background & Credentials


  • Milwaukee School of Engineering (B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2002)
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D., 2006)


  • Illinois
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Activities

  • Milwaukee School of Engineering Alumni Association (Area Chair)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association


  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award – (A+) Agency and Partnership
  • Presidential Scholarship Award (Milwaukee School of Engineering)


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