Michael DiNardo

Intellectual Property
(213) 401-0970 x 1008
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Michael’s practice focuses on Intellectual Property matters, as well as related litigation, entertainment, and media matters.  He studied Chemical Engineering in his undergraduate program at Virginia Tech and obtained his law degree from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois.  Michael’s patent practice covers diverse technology fields, including chemical processing, petroleum processing, biodiesel processing, medical devices, electrical devices, combustion engines and compressors, and related mechanical devices.

Michael is registered to practice law in California and Virginia.  He is also a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  In his litigation practice, Michael has represented clients in state and federal trial courts across the country, the Ninth Circuit and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal, as well as before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.  Michael also represents clients in arbitration, mediation, and private negotiation matters to resolve disputes or consummate business relationships.


  • The John Marshall Law School, (now University of Illinois Chicago School of Law), JD (1997)
  • Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), BS ChE (1994)

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Virginia (1997)
  • State of California (2001)
  • US Patent and Trademark Office – Patent Attorney (1998)


  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

Publications or Appearances

  • “IP Law Insights – Enforcing Your Company’s IP – Restraining Orders and Preliminary Injunctions” ExecSense, Inc. ·2013
  • “Design Patents – Apple v. Samsung” – Co-Presented with Mark D. Nielsen – San Fernando Valley Bar Association – Feb 2013
  • “Intellectual Property and Your Business – Entrepreneurial Training” –  Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE) – Periodic presentations 2009 through 2013


Some of Michael’s published cases include:

  • Cerveceria Modelo S.A. de C.V. v. R.B. Marco & Sons Inc. (TTAB) 55 USPQ2d 1298, June 13, 2000
  • Winner International Royalty Corp. v. Wang, (CAFC) 202 F. 3d 1340, January 27, 2000
  • Royal Pet Inc. v. Edwards, 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20863 (MND, 2005)
  • CB Worldwide, Inc. v. Xena Express, Inc., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 94225 (CA CD, 2009)
  • Oatey Co. v. IPS Corp., 665 F.Supp.2d 830 (OH ND, 2009)
  • Range Road Music, Inc. v. East Coast Foods, Inc., 668 F.3d 1148 (9th Cir 2012)