John C. Garces concentrates on patenting and the aggressive enforcement of rights to computer software and business methods, and electrical and mechanical inventions. He also counsels and represents business transaction clients regarding intellectual property assets, including licensing of patent rights and trade secrets.


Counseled and advised client in mortgage industry regarding competitors' patents in the areas of electronic mortgage origination, online electronic document management, electronic signatures and electronic notarization.

Negotiated favorable license agreement on behalf of license in settlement of a patent dispute.

Drafted and prosecuted various Internet and software patents involving data mining, mortgage risk assessment and collaborative electronic documents.

Drafted motion papers and briefs and conducted discovery in litigation involving data compression technology.

Prosecute patents and aggressively enforce rights to computer software and business methods, as well as electrical and mechanical inventions.

Represent and counsel clients in business transactions regarding intellectual property assets including licensing of patent rights, trade secrets, trademarks and purchase/merger/investment matters concerning technology companies.

Prepare pleadings, motions and discovery requests and responses; analyze prior art in connection with litigations and validity opinions; and prepare invalidity and non-infringement opinions.

Speaking Engagements

“IP Issues for Investment Managers,” SRZ 15th Annual Private Investment Funds Seminar, January 2006

Prior Experience

  • Associate, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, 2000-02