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Professor Michael Mireles is a Senior Scholar at C-IP2. He is excited to learn from C-IP2 professors and attorneys—especially those with a different viewpoint concerning IP than his own. Professor Mireles has taught more than 12 different courses and currently teaches intellectual property law courses, Property, Wills & Trusts, and Cybersecurity Law at University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California. Professor Mireles’ research interests concern intellectual property law, university technology transfer and cybersecurity law. He has authored or coauthored numerous law review publications and book chapters. He has also co-authored an intellectual property casebook supplement, a cybersecurity law casebook in its second edition and two cybersecurity law hornbooks. He has recently given presentations related to access to and protection of medicines and other technology at numerous institutions, including the Confederation of Indian Industry, Copenhagen Business School – CBS Law, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Stanford Law School, Beijing International Studies University, Wake Forest University School of Law, VIT University Law School in Chennai, India, and the American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting. He recently co-organized an international conference at McGeorge on pharmaceuticals. He has also co-organized four conferences in India and one in Denver concerning intellectual property and technology. Mireles has been a guest blogger on the IP Kat blog and regularly blogs on the IP Finance blog. He has taught intellectual property law courses at universities or research institutions in Austria, Germany and China.
Mireles is an advisor to the Intellectual Property Student Association, and co-advisor to the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association and the Latinx Law Student Association at McGeorge. He is a past co-chair of the Federal Circuit Bar Association Diversity Committee and former president of the Asian Bar Association of Sacramento. He has served as a reviewer for universities, journals and academic presses, including Routledge and Oxford University Press. He enjoys volunteering with nonprofits with his children, particularly with the refugee resettlement organization World Relief; and teaches intellectual property classes to local high school students. He is a graduate of University of Maryland, University College (B.S.); University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (J.D.); and George Washington University Law School (LL.M.). He is a former clerk to Judge S. Jay Plager of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is an avid fan of Star Wars, Dungeons & Dragons, Game of Thrones and Diablo.