Ed Garcia-Otero
Ed Garcia-Otero


Mr. Garcia-Otero’s practice focuses on electrical Patent Prosecution matters and represents a wide variety of clients for the preparation and prosecution of patents before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and international patent offices in Europe and Asia.

Mr. Garcia-Otero’s patent practice specializes in patent prosecution before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including advanced procedural matters such as appeals, reexaminations, and petitions. He also has related experience in pre-litigation counseling, design around counseling, non-infringement analysis and opinion preparation, licensing, and portfolio management. 

He has also a technical expertise in the areas including semiconductor design and fabrication, cellular communications, digital cameras, battery powered tools, tritium processing, pulp processing, and polymers. 

Mr. Garcia-Otero earned three engineering degrees (BS Chemical Eng., BS Electrical Eng., and MS Nuclear Eng.). He worked in research and development for 10 years, served as a Patent Examiner for 4 years, and then worked as a patent attorney for 16 years.  He recently worked at a Japanese patent law firm for 3 years and at a large Japanese company for 2 years.

Mr. Garcia-Otero was also the technical advisor for an electric car team that won first place in efficiency and first place in acceleration at a Clean Air Vehicle Association (CAVA) competition.


  • Patent Prosecution 
  • Patent Opinions 
  • IP Litigation 

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia Bar


  • University of Georgia, JD,
  • University of Georgia, MBA
  • University of Missouri, MS Nuclear Eng.
  • University of Missouri, BS Electrical Eng.
  • Washington University, BS Chemical Eng.


  • English
  • Spanish

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