Areas of Practice
Hector specializes in patent application drafting and prosecution in the electrical, mechanical, and computer software arts, and is well-versed in the management and monetization of patent portfolios. He is also experienced in inter partes review proceedings, tech transfer and licensing, IP due diligence, opinion/freedom to operate assessments, and provides patent litigation support for a variety of clients, large and small, covering a broad range of industries.
His technical experience encompasses wireless communications and data networking/network management, optical networking, multimedia delivery and video coding (including HEVC and HDR/WCG content), LCD, LED, and PDP displays, AR/VR headsets, blockchain technologies, data analytics, artificial intelligence and deep/machine learning, enterprise SaaS , edge security, photonics, and automotive technologies (included connected car and autonomous driving).
Previously, Hector was an associate at both a boutique intellectual property law firm, and a large, national general practice law firm. He also worked as a patent examiner for over 5 years with the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) where he specialized in examining patent applications relating to telecommunications and data networking, computer-telephony integration and terminal equipment and structures.
Prior to Hector’s law firm and USPTO experience, he worked as a software test engineer for Motorola, Inc. and as a validation engineer for Abbott Laboratories and the Sverdrup Facilities Group.
•Regular presenter at the Founder Institute for startups
•Protecting Intellectual Property Third Thursday Emerging Company Webinar Series via GlobalMeet , September 20, 2018 •Protecting Intellectual Property Third Thursday Emerging Company Webinar Series via WebEx , August 17, 2017
•Member, Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego (FALSD)
•Member, Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego (PALSD)
•Member, Intellectual Property Owners Association; Member, U.S. Post-Grant Patent Office Practice Committee