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Michael D. Gagliano


Michael D. Gagliano


(864) 271-1592


Licensed to practice in:

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

Representative Practice Areas:

  • Preparing, prosecuting, and managing numerous U.S. and international patent applications in various technologies.
  • Managing extensive and complex patent portfolios.
  • Expertise in diverse areas of biomedical, electromechanical, and mechanical engineering.
  • Preparing and prosecuting federal trademark applications.


  • Prior to joining Dority & Manning, Michael obtained extensive intellectual property law experience working as an intellectual property attorney at a nationally recognized AMLaw 100 firm in Indiana and at intellectual property boutique firms in Alexandria and Pittsburgh.
  • Representative technologies that Michael has worked on include numerous 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; and numerous other technologies.
  • During law school, Michael worked as a patent law intern at the Milwaukee School of Engineering in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Professional Background:

  • Education: Milwaukee School of Engineering (B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2002); University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D., 2006).
  • Civic and Community Service: Milwaukee School of Engineering Alumni Association (Area Chair); American Intellectual Property Law Association.
  • Honors: CALI Excellence for the Future Award – (A+) Agency and Partnership; Presidential Scholarship Award (Milwaukee School of Engineering).
  • Publications:  Michael D. Gagliano, Steel Framing: A Breakthrough in Framing Technology, Construction Dimensions, April 1999, at 111 – 114.