Ed Garcia-Otero

Patent Attorney

Office Phone:(703)-745-5495
Email: egarcia@nkllaw.com

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.

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 (in modeling and simulation) for 4 years, and has been practicing as a patent attorney for the last 10 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.


  • A Continuation-in-Part (CIP) is an Unholy Mix (RE: PowerOasis, Inc. v. T-Mobile USA, Inc.), IP Update, Vol. 11, No. 4, April 2008.
  • Long Live the Reasonable Examiner (RE: Cargill, Inc. v. Canbra Foods, Ltd.), IP Update, Vol. 10, No. 3, March 2007.
  • Vacuum Disengager for Tritium Removal from HYLIFE-II Reactor Flibe (LiF) 2BeF2, American Nuclear Society, Tenth Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy, June 7, 1992.
  • Hyperbolic Energy Analyzer: A Novel Diagnostic Ion Probe, 10th International Workshop on ECR Ion Sources, November 1, 1990.
  • Electron Populations in the Hot-Electron Ring Region of Mirrors and Cusps, Review of Scientific Instruments, 61 (10), October 1990.
  • Mass Focused Stigmatic Proton Beam, American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics, Thirty-first Annual Meeting, Nov. 13, 1989.


Patent Prosecution
IP Litigation


District of Columbia
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


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

Technical Expertise

Cellular Communication Networks (e.g., Verizon MMS and SMS services)
Semiconductor Design for Telecommunications (e.g., RF MicroDevices for phones)
Semiconductor Fabrication
Digital Cameras