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A. Eric Bjorgum

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney in Pasadena, CA

Karish & Bjorgum, PC
119 Union St, Suite B
Pasadena, CA 91103
Phone: 213-785-8070
Fax: 213-995-5010
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011, 2021 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1998
Practice Areas: Intellectual Property Litigation (80%), Business Litigation (10%), Intellectual Property (10%)
Attorney Profile

A. Eric Bjorgum is an intellectual property attorney at the law firm of Karish & Bjorgum PC in Pasadena, California. Mr. Bjorgum has over 20 years of experience working with complex intellectual property matters involving copyright, patent law, trade secrets and trademark law, as well as in qui tam claims. He represents clients in Los Angeles and throughout California.

Prior to his time at Karish & Bjorgum PC, Mr. Bjorgum practiced at major law firms and clerked for a federal judge. His first experience in private practice was at a Los Angeles based firm, where he handled a wide range of intellectual property disputes for major clients in the arts and entertainment industry.

From there, Mr. Bjorgum went on to practice at a boutique intellectual property law firm, continuing to take on cases involving patents and trademarks. Additionally, he developed a niche practice in public art cases under the Visual Artists Rights Act.

Outside of his law practice, Mr. Bjorgum serves in various community roles. He belongs to the Pasadena Optimist Club and the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association and sits on the board of directors of the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles.

In addition to intellectual property law, Mr. Bjorgum has experience with business and commercial litigation. Over the course of his career, he has resolved many complex matters in both state and federal courts.

Mr. Bjorgum earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and literature from the University of California, Berkeley, and went on to graduate cum laude from Boston College Law School.  

Practice Areas
  • 80%Intellectual Property Litigation
  • 10%Business Litigation
  • 10%Intellectual Property


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011, 2021 - 2022

About A. Eric Bjorgum

First Admitted: 1996, Oregon

Professional Webpage:


  • Southern California Super Lawyer in the field of Intellectual Property Litigation by the publishers of Law & Politics Magazine

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Member, Pasadena Optimist Club
  • Board of Directors, Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles
  • Member, Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association (serving on the Music Committee for 2014 - 2015)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Pursuing Truth in the Adversary System: An Ideal Criterion, Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics (1996)
  • You Can Sue For That?, The Advocate (Jan. 2009).
  • VARA and CAPA: Lessons from the Twitchell Case, Intellectual Property Today (Sept. 2008) (with Bill Brutocao)
  • Trying a Reverse Confusion Case, Forum (July/August 2008)
  • Twitchell Legal Victory Spotlights Artists’ Rights, Coagula Art Journal (Sept. 2008)

Educational Background

  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., Philosophy and Literature
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Office Location for A. Eric Bjorgum

119 Union St
Suite B
Pasadena, CA 91103

Phone: 213-785-8070

Fax: 213-995-5010

Last Updated: 6/25/2021

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