Carlos Perez Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Carlos Perez

Carlos Perez

Attorney at Law

Pasadena
California
Licensed in
CA, Patent Bar, DC, Examiner
Georgetown University Law Center

"Carlos cleared a prior arts search for me in the time frame we agreed upon."

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About
Carlos, a former USPTO Patent Examiner, graduated from Georgetown Law and holds a bachelor's and master's degrees in computer engineering. He is a registered patent attorney experienced in all areas of patent law. Carlos has drafted and procured hundreds of patents in various countries, and is proficient in the most complex areas of electrical and computer technologies. Carlos also has substantial experience in post-grant proceedings in front of the Patent Trial and Appeals Board.

Carlos' prior experience includes 4 years at top international law firms, and 4 years as a Patent Examiner. He is based in Pasadena, California, but represents
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"Carlos cleared a prior arts search for me in the time frame we agreed upon."

Conduct Patent Search
Posted on Dec 8, 2019
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"Carlos did get my trademark done and was knowledgeable in the trademark process and search. However, he did not double-check his work, showed up late to our meeting and gave me a deadline he missed by at least three weeks. I can overlook being late or missing deadlines, but the big mistake was Carlos using my home address against my wishes when filing with the USPTO. I clarified at least a few times how important it was to me to keep my home address private and I provided him with my PO Box. He confirmed he would take care of this on the initial filing. After he filed, I noticed my home address listed on the USPTO website. I mentioned my displeasure and asked Carlos if he could fix his error. Carlos messaged me that he would update the address with the USPTO. He took a screenshot of edits that looked official and sent this to me. Three months later, I am getting spam sent to my home address. After receiving several unwanted spam packages, I double-checked his update on the USPTO website and noticed his update did not go through. I called Carlos and messaged him asking why this did not go as planned and how important it was to again fix his error. When he called me back, he had the nerve to ask if it was urgent to get the updated address taken care of. The urgency is that you made my home address public against my wishes! He mentioned it may take up to two business days to take care of it. I checked back the next week and it's still NOT done! Finally, I made the address change myself, thankfully it went through on my first try. Never again…"

Register Trademark
Posted on Oct 21, 2019
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"Does what he says."

Response to USPTO Office Action (Patent)
Posted on Oct 18, 2019
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"Very professional!"

15 Minute Patent Consultation
Posted on Oct 16, 2019
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"Very good customer service"

Trademark Registration
Posted on Sep 27, 2019
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"Answered my questions and was very professional."

15 Minute Patent Consultation
Posted on Sep 15, 2019

Work History

Law Practice of Carlos Perez

Founder

Oct 2016 - Present

Advises clients in the tech industry regarding intellectual property matters. Specializes in software and electrical technologies. Services include:
- Patent preparation and prosecution
- Patentability searches
- Post-grant proceedings
- Non-infringement and freedom-to-operate opinions
- Litigation

Oct 2016 - Present

Baker Botts

Associate

Jan 2016 - Oct 2016

Prepared and prosecuted patents for software companies, focusing on social-networking, virtualization, and cloud-computing technologies. Collaborated closely with in-house counsel and inventors to identify and ascertain patentable subject matter. Developed patent strategies for continuations and foreign filings.

Jan 2016 - Oct 2016

Baker & McKenzie

Associate

Dec 2014 - Oct 2015

Represented high-technology clients in pre-trial aspects of patent litigation. Drafted court briefs, motions, discovery requests, and slides for oral arguments, as well as conducted document review. Prepared patent invalidation petitions for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Prepared and prosecuted patent applications, non-infringement opinions, and freedom to operate analyses.

Dec 2014 - Oct 2015

Sterne Kessler

Associate

Sep 2012 - Nov 2014

Performed all aspects of patent preparation and prosecution for high-technology clients, procuring numerous patents in the software and computer architecture areas. Represented both challengers and patentees in patent invalidation proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Sep 2012 - Nov 2014

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Patent Examiner

Feb 2008 - May 2012

Examined patent applications related to computer networking, including network software and hardware, communications protocols, and collaborative user interfaces. Searched for prior art, drafted Office Actions and Examiner’s Answers, and conducted interviews with patent applicants.

Feb 2008 - May 2012
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