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Fred C. Hernandez

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Education

  • University of California - Los Angeles (JD, 1995)
  • California State Polytechnic University (BS, Aerospace Engineering, 1990)

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Fred’s practice focuses on US and foreign patent prosecution. He has extensive experience in advising early-stage and emerging-growth companies in strategic management of patent portfolios.

He specializes in intellectual property protection in the medical device, aerospace, and mechanical industries, including offensive and defensive competitive strategies, infringement studies, financings, and strategic transactions.

His medical device technical experience involves a variety of cardiovascular, endobronchial, and ophthalmic interventions as well as various drug delivery and surgical devices. He also has technical knowledge of various orthopedic devices, including spinal and knee implants.

Fred has also advised clients in the consumer products industries, including the snow sports, golf, and water sports industries.

Before joining the firm, Fred was a principal at an international intellectual property firm located in San Diego. He also worked for the Hughes Aircraft Company, where he gained significant technical experience as a software engineer.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Member, Board of Directors of the Southern Caregivers Resource Center
  • Member, San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member, San Diego La Raza Lawyers
  • Member, South Asian Bar Association of San Diego.