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Michael D. Kanach

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(415) 875-3211
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San Francisco
275 Battery Street
Suite 2000
San Francisco, CA 94111


Education

J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2010

B.S., Georgetown University, 2002

Honors

Rising Stars® distinction in the fields of Intellectual Property, Business Litigation, and Entertainment & Sports (2015-2017, Law & Politics)

Mr. Kanach is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group and Commercial Litigation Practice Group in San Francisco, with litigation experience related to patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and contract disputes.  Mr. Kanach counsels clients with respect to procurement and enforcement of intellectual property assets, including trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, utility patents, and design patents, and performs related transactional work and contract negotiations.  He has also has represented clients in industries including semiconductors, photovoltaic inverters, particle detectors, pharmaceutical devices, software and applications, alcoholic beverages and spirits, furniture, and other consumer products.

At the University of California-Hastings College of the Law, where Mr. Kanach obtained an Intellectual Property Concentration, his studies focused on patents, trademark prosecution, copyrights, trade secrets, intellectual property licensing, business litigation, sports, entertainment, and cyberlaw.  Mr. Kanach was the Production Editor & Founding Member of the Hastings Science & Technology Law Journal.  He was involved in student government and served as the President of the Association of Communications, Sports & Entertainment Law.

At Georgetown University, Mr. Kanach studied business, marketing, and art.  His artwork and creative writing were featured in school journals and presented in installations on campus.  Mr. Kanach was an Academic All-American as a captain of the Hoyas’ lacrosse team, and he continues to play lacrosse today.

Admissions

California
United States District Court, Northern District of California
United States District Court, Southern District of California
United States District Court, Central District of California
United States District Court, Eastern District of California

Memberships

American Bar Association – Intellectual Property Law Section
San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association
San Mateo County Bar Association – Intellectual Property Law Section
California Lawyers for the Arts 

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Contact

(415) 875-3211

mkanach@grsm.com


Offices

San Francisco

Education

J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2010

B.S., Georgetown University, 2002

Honors

Rising Stars® distinction in the fields of Intellectual Property, Business Litigation, and Entertainment & Sports (2015-2017, Law & Politics)

Michael D. Kanach

Partner

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Mr. Kanach is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group and Commercial Litigation Practice Group in San Francisco, with litigation experience related to patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and contract disputes.  Mr. Kanach counsels clients with respect to procurement and enforcement of intellectual property assets, including trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, utility patents, and design patents, and performs related transactional work and contract negotiations.  He has also has represented clients in industries including semiconductors, photovoltaic inverters, particle detectors, pharmaceutical devices, software and applications, alcoholic beverages and spirits, furniture, and other consumer products.

At the University of California-Hastings College of the Law, where Mr. Kanach obtained an Intellectual Property Concentration, his studies focused on patents, trademark prosecution, copyrights, trade secrets, intellectual property licensing, business litigation, sports, entertainment, and cyberlaw.  Mr. Kanach was the Production Editor & Founding Member of the Hastings Science & Technology Law Journal.  He was involved in student government and served as the President of the Association of Communications, Sports & Entertainment Law.

At Georgetown University, Mr. Kanach studied business, marketing, and art.  His artwork and creative writing were featured in school journals and presented in installations on campus.  Mr. Kanach was an Academic All-American as a captain of the Hoyas’ lacrosse team, and he continues to play lacrosse today.

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Admissions

California
United States District Court, Northern District of California
United States District Court, Southern District of California
United States District Court, Central District of California
United States District Court, Eastern District of California

Memberships

American Bar Association – Intellectual Property Law Section
San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association
San Mateo County Bar Association – Intellectual Property Law Section
California Lawyers for the Arts 

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