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ERIC L. TANEZAKI

ERIC L. TANEZAKI, born in Long Beach, California, 1967; admitted to Bar, California (1996); U.S. District courts for the Central and Southern Districts of California (1997); registered to practice before United States Patent and Trademark Office (1996).

Education / Background:
Mr. Tanezaki earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E., 1989) from the University of Southern California. Thereafter he worked in the defense aerospace industry as an engineer (1989-1993), at the McDonnell Douglas Electronic Systems Co. (prior to being acquired by the Boeing Company).

He attended the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate (J.D., 1996). Mr. Tanezaki was admitted to the California Bar in 1996, and is admitted to all the U.S. District Courts of California. In addition, he is registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Out of law school, he worked as a litigation associate with the law firm of Sedgwick Detert Moran and Arnold. Mr. Tanezaki is a principal of Stetina Brunda Garred and Brucker, and has been with the firm since 1997.

Areas of Practice:
Mr. Tanezaki specializes in intellectual property (IP) prosecution, licensing and litigation. He has drafted and prosecuted domestic and foreign patent applications in numerous fields, including computers and software, business models, medical devices, aerospace, avionics, optics, gaming, chemical compositions, and mechanical, electro-mechanical and electrical devices. He has also prosecuted numerous trademark applications throughout the world on behalf of his clients. Mr. Tanezaki’s practice includes advising and representing clients in many industries ranging from the university setting to high technology to fashion.

Affiliations:

Mr. Tanezaki has monthly legal office hours serving as the Intellectual Property Law Mentor for USC Stevens Institute for Innovation since helping to develop the program in 2008. http://stevens.usc.edu/

As the Executive Director for the Southern California Venture Network (www.SCVN.org), Mr. Tanezaki strongly supports the entrepreneurial community by assisting startups and emerging growth companies.

Planning Committee, Orange County Fashion Showcase, www.ocfashionshowcase.com

Recent 2011 Speaking Engagements:
• University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business, www.marshall.usc.edu
“Intellectual Property Primer” February 2, 2011

• Laguna College of Art + Design (LCAD), Game Art, www.lagunacollege.edu
“Protecting Intellectual Property in Gaming,” April 30, 2011

• Product Development and Management Association (PDMA), www.pdma.org
“Intellectual Property Primer,” May 17, 2011

• OC Fashion Showcase www.ocfashionshowcase.com
“Intellectual Property in the Fashion Industry,”
(scheduled for Oct. 22, 2011)

• International System-On-Chip Conference www.socconference.com
Panel Moderator: "Technology & Entrepreneurship: Dreams, Realities & Opportunities."
(scheduled for November 3, 2011)

Eric L. Tanezaki may be reached at etanezaki@stetinalaw.com and 949.855.1246 x218

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