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  • Education
    • J.D., cum laude, Pepperdine University School of Law, 2008, Intellectual Property Society; Business Editor for the Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Law
    • B.S., California Polytechnic State University, 2001, Mechanical Engineering
  • Bar Jurisdictions
    • California, 2008
    • Texas
    • Admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Court Admissions
    • State of California, 2008
    • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 2008
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 2011
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2015

Eric Garcia has been described as a "renaissance man." He is not only an engineer, but an artist. Similarly, he is not only a litigator, but a prosecutor. Eric's ability to see both sides of the coin allows him to provide valuable insight and legal counsel to clients on a wide range of intellectual property matters.

Because of the unique lens through which Eric views matters, he believes his extensive experience in both litigation and prosecution leads to stronger and more defensible intellectual property. He has significant experience in counseling clients on all matters relating to patents, trademarks, licensing, joint development, IP strategy, and litigation.

Eric has litigation and prosecution experience in a broad range of mechanical and electrical arts, including patented technology involving medical, mobile, computer, gaming, television, water treatment, paper-craft, aeronautical, and semi-conductor devices, as well as targeted advertising, content protection and distribution, capacitive sensing, tuners, tactile feedback systems, multiprocessor systems, multi-protocol network systems, and light emitting diodes. Eric has over 12 years of patent and trademark litigation experience and has been to trial in various Federal District Courts, as well as the International Trade Commission.

In addition to representing countless Fortune 500 companies, Eric is a trusted advisor to startups and early stage companies, where he often assists such clients in developing strategic offensive and defensive patent portfolios, and advising on freedom to operate and patentability issues.

Prior to attending law school, Eric worked as a ride engineer for Walt Disney Imagineering where he focused on mechanical design and engineering for various ride systems.
  • Represented a leader in the paper-craft industry in defense of a patent infringement suit involving use of chemically-etch dies. 
  • Represented cashless payment technology company in patent infringement suit.
  • Represented gaming company in patent infringement suit.
  • Represented mobile device protection housing company in patent infringement suit.
  • Represented consumer jewelry company in copyright suit.
  • Developed patent portfolio for a microscopy company.
  • Developed patent portfolio for a video broadcast streaming company.
  • Developed patent portfolio for a mobile device and consumer product company.