Cesar’s practice focuses on the procurement of intellectual property (IP) rights through preparation and prosecution of utility patent applications, as well as development and implementation of trade secret policies and programs. In this capacity, he also conducts patentability and freedom-to-operate searches, in addition to analyzing patent validity and assisting in other intellectual property (IP) matters.
Cesar uses his industry experience, engineering background, and experience with inventors from around the globe to develop innovative drafting and claiming strategies that are tailored to meet the specific needs and business goals of the client. He has handled matters for clients in a number of different technology areas, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, electric vehicles, distributed (cloud) computing, building materials and composites, financial services and power generation, as well as other computer software and electro-mechanical arts. Cesar promotes the growth of clients’ businesses by providing creative and unique approaches for pursuing, obtaining, and maintaining IP coverage for client innovations.
Additionally, Cesar is active in furthering the firm’s pro bono efforts. His pro bono practice includes representing military veterans with cases pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, as well as establishing legal guardianships for clients, often Spanish-speaking clients.
Obviousness Analysis: Role of the Judge Versus That of the Jury, Federal Circuit Bar Journal, vol. 31, no. 3, 2022.
UH Law Center 3L Udave Awarded Prestigious Scholarship to Advance Diversity in Intellectual Property Law, Student Spotlight, University of Houston Law Center, March 2, 2021.
TOPIC: 101 & 112 Issues in Patent Protection, 38th Annual Fall Institute on Intellectual Property Law, September 29 - October 1, 2022.