McGeorge School of Law

Michael Mireles

Professor of Law, Director, Intellectual Property Certificate of Concentration
Michael S. Mireles
Phone: 916.739.7154
Office Hours
Tuesday from 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment.


BS, University of Maryland
JD, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
LLM (Intellectual Property Law) George Washington University Law School


A former visiting law professor, Professor Michael Mireles returns to McGeorge after serving as an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law. Professor Mireles has published papers in the Cardozo Law Review , University of Maine Law Review, University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review, University of Denver Law Review, University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, University of Utah Law Review and University of Minnesota Journal of Law, Science and Technology, and serves on the Board of Advisors of the Wake Forest Intellectual Property Law Journal. Professor Mireles was also an associate attorney at Downey Brand, practicing intellectual property and commercial law, and was a law clerk to Circuit Judge S. Jay Plager of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington DC.

Recently, Professor Mireles taught Cross Border Trade in Intellectual Property in the George Washington University Law School summer program, part of the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center, at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property Law, Competition Law and Tax Law in Munich, Germany. Professor Mireles received his JD from University of the Pacific, Order of the Coif, and LLM in intellectual property law from George Washington University Law School, with highest honors. He has served on the board of directors of several professional and community organizations, as President of the Asian Bar Association of Sacramento, and was appointed to the City of Sacramento Racial Profiling Commission by the Mayor of Sacramento.



Wills and Trusts

Survey of Intellectual Property

Trademark Law

Scholarship/Professional Activities

The Global Impact and Implementation of Human Rights Norms: Introduction, 25 PAC. MCGEORGE GLOBAL BUS. & DEV. L.J. 5 (2012) (introduction to human rights norms symposium) (with L. Carter, et al.).

Introduction-Creative Capital: Intellectual Property Creation and Venture Capital, 11 WAKE FOREST J. BUS. & INTELL. PROP. L. 360 (2011) (introduction to intellectual property and venture capital symposium).

Towards Recognizing and Reconciling the Multiplicity of Values and Interests in Trademark Law, 44 Ind. L. Rev. 427 (2011).

Global Issues in Intellectual Property Law (with John T. Cross, Amy L. Landers et al., West/Thomson 2010).

Symposium, Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals: An Introduction, 8 Wake Forest Intell. Prop. L.J. 298 (2008).

Symposium, The Bayh-Dole Act and Incentives for the Commercialization of Government-Funded Invention in Developing Countries,76 UMKC L. Rev. 525 (2007).

Adoption of the Bayh-Dole Act in Developed Countries: Added Pressure for a Broad Research Exemption in the United States?, 59 Me. L. Rev. 259 (2007).

States as Innovative System Laboratories: California, Patents and Stem Cell Technologies,28 Cardozo L. Rev. 1133 (2006).

Working Together in a Digital World: An Introduction,84 Denv. U. L. Rev. 1 (2006) (with Viva R. Moffat).

Intended and Unintended Consequences of the Bayh-Dole Act, Academic Innovation and the Progress of the Useful Arts, in Intellectual Property and Information Wealth (Peter K. Yu ed., Praeger 2006).

The Status of Detainees from the Iraq and Afghanistan Conflicts,2005 Utah L. Rev. 619 (2005) (with Srividhya Ragavan).

Book Review, The United States Patent Reform Quagmire: A Balanced Proposal, 6 Minn. J.L. Sci. & Tech. 709 (2005) (reviewing Adam B. Jaffe & Josh Lerner, Innovation and Its Discontents: How Our Broken Patent System is Endangering Innovation and Progress, and What To Do About It (2004)).