Ruy Garcia-Zamor received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law and his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia. He is a member of the Maryland State Bar and the Pennsylvania State Bar. Mr. Garcia-Zamor is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal and Third Circuits. He has more than two decades of experience helping clients develop and enforce their intellectual property portfolios.
Mr. Garcia-Zamor is a specialist in mechanical and electromechanical technologies including automated packaging and material handling equipment, consumer electronics such as storage devices, printers, toner devices, bottles and other food containers, food processing equipment, jewelry pieces and manufacturing, color photocopiers, anti-theft devices, shock absorbing materials, powered wheelchairs, oil extraction equipment, medical devices and medical device sterilizers, toys, including remote control vehicles and seasonal novelty items, and automotive components, such as brake systems, batteries, vehicle air conditioning, air bag design, two/four wheel drive shift mechanisms, combustion engine design, and anti-theft systems.
Mr. Garcia-Zamor has prepared patent applications for software and business methods implemented over computer networks in the areas of casino operations, management of medical accounting including patient accounts, education, and more.
As part of his practice, Mr. Garcia-Zamor regularly advises clients on infringement matters and prepares thorough patent opinions in connection with both routine product clearance studies and infringement lawsuits. He advises clients of infringement risks for products currently in development, conducts detailed studies of the public record and prior art literature, and evaluates competitors’ patents to identify defects.
Mr. Garcia-Zamor also counsels clients on trademark, cybersquatting, and unfair competition issues. In addition, he has advised clients on various issues relating to doing business on the internet, including domain name registration strategy for new products and services, policing brand abuse and domain name registration scams, online copyright infringement, and web site linking. Mr. Garcia-Zamor has also negotiated and drafted trademark licenses, domain name transfer agreements and other internet related documents.
Mr. Garcia-Zamor is active in the US District Court for the District for Maryland. He has represented clients in patent infringement litigation before the court and taken on pro bono clients on behalf of the court. Mr. Garcia-Zamor represents clients in business disputes. He has also litigated trademark and unfair competition issues in the federal courts. He has also handled domain name disputes.
Mr. Garcia-Zamor was Chairman of the Patent and Trademark Office Coordination Committee of the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association from 1999 to 2001. He was an adjunct professor at Temple University where he taught in the area of law, technology, and e-commerce.
Mr. Garcia-Zamor is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA). He is also a member of the MSBA’s Entertainment & Sports Law section, Business Law section, Litigation section, and its Intellectual Property section.
Mr. Garcia-Zamor is a member of, and active in, Networking Maryland, the Howard County chapter of LeTip, and participates in the Howard County Chamber of Commerce which represents businesses in Howard County, Maryland on issues that affect budget and taxes, economic development and positive business climate (regulatory climate, redevelopment, etc.), education and workforce development, environmental issues and legislation, health care and transportation. Mr. Garcia-Zamor was the president of Networking Maryland from 2017-2019, past president from 2019-2021, and is currently serving as vice-president of the chapter.
Mr. Garcia-Zamor is a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program in the Baltimore region. He is active in the GS10K alumni network.
Mr. Garcia-Zamor has been an active member of the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce which helps businesses bridge differences in legal, regulatory, and economic systems, as well as language and culture. The United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce is the leading bi-national business organization working to build mutually beneficial trade and investment relationships in the Americas. The organization’s mission is to promote business between the United States and Mexico.
Mr. Garcia-Zamor is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association. At various times Mr. Garcia-Zamor has been a member of the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society.
Prior to starting Garcia-Zamor Intellectual Property Law, LLC, Mr. Garcia-Zamor spent more than nine years representing numerous clients, including electronics manufacturer Samsung. Mr. Garcia-Zamor was driven to start Garcia-Zamor IP Law by his vision of a firm where clients are treated as partners rather than accounts; where attorneys are treated as team members rather than employees; and where teamwork and a singular dedication to clients yield superior results.
Mr. Garcia-Zamor is a supporter of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Survivors Benefit Fund (SBA) to support the families of agents and task force officers that have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Ruy has been happily married for over 23 years and loves spending time with his wife, three young children, and Rosie, the laziest Golden Retriever ever.
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