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Background

​Michael A. Amon is the Vice Office Managing Principal of Fish & Richardson’s Southern California office. His practice emphasizes intellectual property litigation, including patent infringement and business litigation. Mr. Amon previously clerked for the Hon. James F. Stiven (2002-2003) and the Hon. Rudi M. Brewster (2003-2004) at the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.

Education

University of San Diego School of Law 2002
J.D.

cum laude


University of San Diego 2001
International Business Administration, M.A.


Trinity University 1995
Biology, B.S.

Admissions

  • California 2003
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

Language

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Clerkships

United States District Court for the Southern District of California, The Honorable James F. Stiven, 2002 - 2003

United States District Court for the Southern District of California, The Honorable Rudi M. Brewster (deceased), 2003 - 2004

Memberships & Affiliations

​Adjunct Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law 2009-Present;
J. Clifford Wallace American Inn of Court;
American Bar Association;
Board member, San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Project

Other Distinctions

Named to Best Lawyers Litigation – Patent, (2018-2020)

Publications

Injunction Denied, Sandoz Clear to LaunchFish Litigation Blog (September 2, 2015).​

Amgen v. Sandoz: Federal Circuit Weighs In on the BPCIA Riddle​Fish Litigation Blog (July 22, 2015).
Hot Topics Related to Biosimilars and the BPCIA” Fish Litigation Blog​ (June 18, 2015).

Patent Dance Takes Center Stage in Amgen V. Sandoz Appeal” Law360 (June 4, 2015).

The Dangers of Having Your Expert Not Devote Sufficient Time to Your Case” Fish Litigation Blog (February 9, 2015).​

Presentations

“Patent Developments at the Supreme Court” and “Ethics:  Common and Emerging Challenges,” Speaker, San Diego Office CLE Event, January 24, 2018.

“Short and Long-Term IP Strategies to Consider in Light of Trends and Pending Decisions,” Association of Corporate Counsel – San Diego Chapter presentation, December 14, 2017.

Moderator, “Inter Partes Reviews: What Have We Really Learned?”  Daily Journal Patent Disputes Forum – South, Beverly Hills, December 6, 2017.

Biosimilars – A Mid-Year Review,” Speaker, Fish & Richardson Webinar, August 16, 2017.

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