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We understand innovation and firmly believe that obtaining legal protection for your invention should be a creative process. Instead of applying a boilerplate solution to each case, we leverage our deep technical know-how, experience with the law, and willingness to understand your business concerns to create for you the most valuable and cost-efficient solution.

Principal Biography

Michael K. Tung is a USPTO registered patent practitioner based in the San Francisco bay area with extensive experience drafting software, electrical, and biotechnology patent applications. Michael holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley as well as a M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University, where he studied statistical machine learning and artificial intelligence. Previously, he has conducted research in the areas of hurricane modeling, human-computer interaction, gene therapy, and computational biology, creating a new algorithm for protein sequence alignment that is used by scientists worldwide.

In his professional career, Michael has been employed at, and has served as an independent consultant for, several high-tech companies ranging from established corporations to early-stage Silicon Valley startups. He has an extensive software development background, which includes experiences such as working on the Windows Vista and Windows Mobile codebases at Microsoft, developing a Java-based video search engine for startup Click.TV, implementing a prototype clustering algorithm for Ebay and Shopping.com, as well as developing statistical learning algorithms for product search startup theFind.com. Michael also has technical experience in life sciences from working at a startup biotechnology firm conducting lab work in developing retroviral vectors for HIV vaccines.

Michael's practice areas include drafting non-provisional and provisional utility patent applications and consulting in patent portfolio strategy for clients across the US and worldwide. In addition, he has experience with assisting clients in procuring global intellectual property protection using national applications and the PCT process as well as knowledge of Chinese intellectual property law.

Michael can be reached at .

Selected Clients

Microsoft Corporation Yahoo Ebay BellSouth University of California Circuit City Georgia Institute of Technology TheFind Genecure LLC Click.TV Stanford Social Innovation Review

Above is a selection of some of the organizations that Michael has worked for, either as an employee or as an independent consultant.


"Michael did an excellent and thorough job in preparing our non-provisional patent application. I recommend his services to all startups seeking affordable, quality patent applications."

"We were referred to Michael through an angel investor, and were fortunate to have retained his services. His experience in the software industry helped tremendously when claiming the details of our system."

"Michael's technical background make him an excellent patent agent for high-tech inventions. Not only was he skilled at leveraging the patent system to our benefit, he proposed several alternative embodiments to our invention that even our engineers had not considered."

"Having used discount patent preparation services in the past, we were struck by the clear, comprehensive application that Michael prepared for us, the invaluable legal advice that we recieved in constructing our IP portfolio, as well as his quick turnaround time."

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