Michael Tezyan is an associate in the Litigation group. He earned his J.D. from UCLA School of Law, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and awarded Masin Family Academic Excellence Gold Awards for Constitutional Law I and Remedies.

While in law school, Michael served as a managing editor of the UCLA Law Review and chief managing editor of the UCLA Journal of Law & Technology. He also worked as a student associate in the Patent Module of UC Hastings College of the Law’s Startup Legal Garage, where he advised an early-stage biotechnology startup and conducted a freedom to operate analysis of a complex antibody drug conjugate technology. 

Prior to law school, Michael worked as a laboratory technician at a fuel cell research and development startup. He earned his B.S., summa cum laude, in Chemistry from University of California, Los Angeles.

Publications

  • “A Look at the Trademark Modernization Act: Early Observations of a Bold New Law,” New Matter, the official publication of the Intellectual Property Law Section of California Lawyers Association (Spring 2021)
  • “Does it smell like Mayo?: The Federal Circuit’s Oversimplification of the Mayo Framework in Method of Treatment/Diagnosis Cases,” UCLA Journal of Law & Technology Digest (2020)

Practice Areas

Education

UCLA School of Law (J.D., 2020); Order of the Coif; Managing editor, UCLA Law Review; Chief managing editor, UCLA Journal of Law & Technology; Masin Family Academic Excellence Gold Awards for Constitutional Law I and Remedies

University of California, Los Angeles (B.S., Chemistry, 2014), summa cum laude

Admissions

  • California
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