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Michael Fuller

Partner, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

Mike Fuller is the co-managing partner of Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear’s SanDiego office and the chairman of the law firm’s biotechnology practice group. He has more than two decades of intellectual property experience and a unique technological background with his undergraduate and graduate science studies. He represents a diverse group of clients in high stakes – and often contentious – intellectual property matters for biotech and high-tech companies. His current clients are developing cellphones, ultracapacitors, 3-D modeling software, web systems and services, medical devices, gene arrays, bioinformatics, medical diagnostics and therapeutic monoclonal antibodies. Fuller was recognized in the San Diego Super Lawyers lists for his work in intellectual property law (2015-2017).

ALMA MATER: University of California, Los Angeles (B.S., M.S. Biology). University of San Diego School of Law

TOUGHEST : Working with people who are unreasonable : or unfair.

BEST ADVICE: Never sacrifice your reputation. You will need it to stay for the long term.