Professor Mike Mireles, ’98 

Professor Mike Mireles has taught more than 12 different courses and currently Teaches Intellectual Property Law, Property, Wills & Trusts, and Cybersecurity Law, and is also Director of the Intellectual Property Concentration. 

His research concerns intellectual property, university technology transfer, and cybersecurity. He has recently given presentations related to access to and protection of medicines and 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, Wake Forest University School of Law, and the American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting. 

He has also co-authored an intellectual property casebook supplement, a cybersecurity law casebook in its second edition and two cybersecurity law hornbooks with West Academic. 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, which was recently ranked in the top 60 intellectual property blogs worldwide. 

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. He has served as a reviewer for universities, journals and academic presses, including Routledge and Oxford University Press. 

Prior to joining academia, Mireles was 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 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. He has served on the board of directors of several professional and community organizations, as co-chair of the Federal Circuit Bar Association Diversity Committee, as president of the Asian Bar Association of Sacramento, and as a mayoral appointment to the City of Sacramento Racial Profiling Commission.

In addition to graduating Order of the Coif with a JD from McGeorge, Mireles received an LLM in intellectual property law from George Washington University Law School with highest honors. He enjoys volunteering with nonprofits, particularly with the refugee resettlement organization World Relief; and teaches intellectual property classes to local high school students. 

Previously, he has taught at George Washington University Law School, Munich Intellectual Property Law Center, and Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property Law, Competition Law and Tax Law in Munich, Germany. He has also taught at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law; China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing; Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in China; Zhejiang Gongshang University in Hangzhou; and University of Salzburg in Austria.