Alfonso Garcia Chan

Principal at McKool Smith
Ranked in Legal
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Making light work of complex IP cases, Alfonso Garcia Chan is a master in the courtroom. He carefully crafts trial strategies that will resonate with judges and juries to bring in significant wins for his clients.

Alfonso Garcia Chan's Profile

Alfonso Chan is a trial lawyer who focuses on litigating and licensing complex intellectual property cases on behalf of universities, research institutes, and technology companies. His matters are primarily focused on semiconductors and electronic technology-intensive matters, as well as biomaterials and medical devices. Mr Chan represents plaintiffs and defendants in district courts nationwide and before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. He is also registered to practice before the U.S Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and has experience in inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). His international practice includes handling matters in China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, and Europe.

Mr Chan served as an adjunct professor of International Comparative Law at Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law. Prior to practicing law, he was an officer in the United States Navy and nuclear propulsion engineer at Naval Reactors Headquarters.

Mr Chan has been named by his peers to the list of Super Lawyers every year since 2010. He graduated magna cum laude from Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law and earned his master's degree in materials science and engineering from University of Virginia. Alfonso also earned his graduate certificate in nuclear engineering from Bettis Reactor Engineering School.

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