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Efrén Garcia

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Garcia, Efrén

Biography

Efrén is a senior associate in the firm’s Austin office where his practice focuses primarily on intellectual property and technical litigation. His litigation experience includes representing companies involved in disputes concerning wireless broadband technology, flash memory design, optical-character-recognition software, telecommunications technology, and push technology. His litigation experience extends to both district courts and the International Trade Commission and includes drafting Markman briefs, formulating claim construction strategies, drafting various dispositive and non-dispositive motions, identifying prior art to invalidate asserted patents, and various aspects of trial preparation.

Before law school, Efrén worked as a software engineer in the financial and insurance sectors where he designed and developed life-cycle applications. He also worked as a policy specialist at the Texas Senate where he focused on criminal justice and educational issues. While in law school, he served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Chester J. Straub, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.


Representative Experience
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  • Serving as lead associate in the representation of one of the world’s leading flash memory manufacturers against patent infringement claims
  • Assisted with the representation of a telecommunications company in a patent infringement dispute concerning wireless technology
  • Assisted with the representation of a software company in a patent infringement dispute concerning optical character recognition software
Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Education and Professional Background
  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 2006 (Staff Editor, Columbia Human Rights Law Review; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)
  • Rice University, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1999
  • Admitted to practice: Texas, 2006; U.S District Courts for the Western, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas; United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2012
  • Other Language: Fluent in Spanish
Professional Recognition
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers, 2013 and 2014
Activities and Affiliations
  • Member: Austin IP Inn of Court (Associate); American Bar Association; American Intellectual Property Law Association
Publications and Presentations
  • “Attack of the False Marking Trolls,” Intellectual Property Litigation, Vinson & Elkins, March 4, 2010 (co-author)
  • “The Effects of TS-Tech on Patent Cases in the Eastern District of Texas,” Presentation, Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal Symposium, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, February 19, 2010 (presenter)
  • “The Effects of TS-Tech on Patent Cases in the Eastern District of Texas,” CLE Presentation, Vinson & Elkins, Houston, Texas, June 8, 2009 (presenter) 


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