Michael D. Orlando

Professional Biography

Michael D. Orlando is a corporate and intellectual property transactions attorney in the firm's San Diego (Del Mar) office. He is Team Leader of the firm's Technology Transactions Team.

Mr. Orlando founded a software as a service (“SaaS”) business prior to law school and brings a practical, business-oriented approach to his engagements that focuses on problem-solving. Clients trust and enjoy working with him because he looks to understand the business objective behind his clients’ decisions, focuses on what’s important, and works tirelessly to achieve those objectives. He is responsive to his clients’ needs and keeps involved throughout each transaction. 

Areas of Practice 

Mr. Orlando advises clients on intellectual property development and licensing, outsourcing, joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions, venture capital financing, and commercial transactions, including international transactions. Mr. Orlando has particular experience in cross-border transactions in Europe and spent several months on secondment in Germany. He is a Legal 500ranked attorney in the area of Media, Technology, and Telecoms.

Mr. Orlando’s cross-disciplines in both intellectual property and corporate law allow him to leverage both practice areas when structuring transactions for his clients, including the use of joint ventures and strategic alliances in the financing, development and licensing of technology.

Mr. Orlando’s legal practice spans multiple industries, including software, hardware, medical devices, biotechnology/pharmaceuticals, healthcare IT, financial services, consumer products, sports equipment, apparel, telecommunications, aerospace, automotive, food & beverage, energy, and real estate.

Mr. Orlando has extensive experience assisting companies with their intellectual property and commercial transactions, including:

  • patent licenses, development and collaboration agreements, clinical trial agreements, and supply, manufacturing, distribution and other outsourcing agreements for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies;

  • software and hardware technology licenses, development agreements, software as a service (SaaS) agreements, maintenance and support agreements, service level agreements, cloud computing arrangements, strategic alliances, joint development agreements, manufacturing and supply agreements, OEM, VAR, reseller and distribution agreements;

  • outsourcing agreements, including information technology outsourcing (ITO), business process outsourcing (BPO), technology development, manufacturing, and supply agreements, joint ventures, and offshoring arrangements;

  • online advertising agreements, privacy policies, terms of service, website and mobile application development agreements, hosting agreements and e-commerce fulfillment agreements; and

  • trademark licenses, merchandising agreements, distribution agreements, endorsement/sponsorship agreements, marketing agreements, and sweepstakes/content agreements.

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