Michael David Fabiano

San Diego, California
Experience: 24 years
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About Michael David Fabiano

Michael D. Fabiano's practice focuses on patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation, business litigation, and patent prosecution. He also has substantial experience in intellectual property licensing, counseling, and due diligence. He has been named one of "San Diego's Top Attorneys" by San Diego Metro magazine. In 1993-1994, Mr. Fabiano served as law clerk to U.S. District Judge Linda H. McLaughlin, Central District of California. Mr. Fabiano received his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1993.Michael Fabiano worked as a research chemist prior to attending law school, and he is a co-inventor of a patented process for the recovery of a precious metal (U.S. Patent No. 5,654,458). He earned a M.S. in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1988, and a B.A. in chemistry and chemical physics from Rice University, in 1986.

Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property »
  • Patents
  • Trademarks


  • Credit Cards Accepted

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • CaliforniaSince 1993
  • 9th Circuit
  • Federal Circuit

Professional Experience

  • Attorney/Founder Fabiano Law Firm, P.C. 2011 - Current Michael Fabiano represents clients in matters ranging from patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, and business disputes, to patent prosecution. He is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, and all state and federal courts in California.
  • Attorney/Partner Mazzarella Caldarelli LLP 2006 - 2011
  • Attorney Mazzarella, Dunwoody & Caldarelli LLP 2002 - 2005
  • Attorney Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP 2000 - 2002
  • Attorney Lyon & Lyon LLP 1998 - 2000
  • Attorney Jones Day 1994 - 1998
  • Law Clerk to U.S. District Judge Linda H. McLaughlin United States District Court 1993 - 1994
  • Scientist Henkel Research Corporation 1988 - 1990


  • University of California - Hastings College of the Law J.D. (1993) 1990 - 1993Honors: Thurston Society. Graduated magna cum laude. Member, Hastings Law Journal.
  • University of California - Berkeley M.S. 1986 - 1988
  • Rice University B.A. (1986) 1982 - 1986


  • San Diego's Top Attorneys San Diego Metro Magazine 2012
  • San Diego's Top Attorneys San Diego Metro Magazine 2011

Professional Association

  • California State Bar #45697 Member 1993 - Current
  • Litigation Section, State Bar of California #45698 Chair 2009 - 2010
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Quarterly Journal #45699 Member, Editorial Board 2007 - 2010
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers #45700 Member, Board of Directors, San Diego Chapter 2006 - 2009


12526 High Bluff Drive, Suite 300
San Diego
San Diego, CA 92130 USA

Telephone: (619) 742-9631

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