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Ankur Garg

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Attorney in San Diego, CA

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
655 West Broadway, Suite 800
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-400-0463
Fax: 619-615-2082
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 2008
Education: Harvard Law School
Practice Areas: Intellectual Property
Attorney Profile

Attorney Ankur Garg is a partner with Dinsmore & Shohl LLP and works primarily out of the firm's San Diego, California, law office. A top-rated lawyer and emerging leader in his field, Mr. Garg focuses his practice solely on intellectual property law, and he has over 10 years of experience assisting a wide range of businesses throughout his region with managing their patent portfolios.

Working with startups as well as established commercial enterprises in a variety of high-tech industries, Mr. Garg provides invaluable counsel regarding patent preparation and applications, infringement prosecution, reexamination proceedings, and other areas. With a background in engineering, he can more readily address his clients' issues and communicate with them on their level to fully understand their needs.

Before joining Dinsmore, Mr. Garg worked as a patent attorney for a major telecommunications company, so he has a great deal of insight into the challenges companies face when trying to protect their most important ideas and innovations. He has an uncommon ability to get to the heart of a matter and ask the tough but important questions regarding patentability as it aligns with his clients' business interests, and he devises customized solutions to help his clients achieve their goals as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

A 2005 summa cum laude graduate of the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering, Mr. Garg attended Harvard Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2008. He is admitted to practice before all California state courts as well as before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and he is an active member of The State Bar of California and other local, state and national legal organizations.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Intellectual Property
Focus Areas

Patents, Intellectual Property Law


5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2022

About Ankur Garg

First Admitted: 2008, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Young Attorneys Finalist, 2013
  • Young Attorneys 2013 Finalist - The Daily Transcript conducts a peer nominated process to determine the best young attorneys in San Diego County who are: Hard-Working & Detail-Oriented, Knowledgeable & Enthusiastic, Ethical & Professional, and Committed to Furthering the Interests of Justice in Society., Young Attorneys 2013 Finalist, The Daily Transcript, 2013
  • Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, Super Lawyers

Bar/Professional Activity

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • State Bar of California

Educational Background

  • Graduated summa cum laude from University of Michigan with a B.S.E. in Computer Engineering and a Minor in Economics., 2005

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • I authored Chapter 6 of this book. The Chapter is entitled "Standards Essential Patent Portfolio Development. "Technical standards, particularly for information and communications technology (ICT) industries, require use of patented technologies, as reflected by continuing growth in Wi-Fi and cellular standards. This trend will only increase as new or next-generation standards are developed for the Internet of Things, and yet unforeseen applications. Understanding issues relating to the use of patented technologies in technical standards is more important now for patent practitioners than ever before. Patent prosecutors can use this book to understand the standard process and advise clients on strategies for patent preparation, prosecution, and portfolio development in the standards area. Patent litigators can use this book to understand the unique issues regarding enforcement of standards-essential patents (SEPs). In-house counsel who want to build more valuable SEP portfolios can use this book to develop portfolios, create effective licensing programs, and manage outside counsel. Part I looks at the history, organizations, and policy considerations involved in setting standards. Part II offers best practices for patent prosecution and portfolio development for standards-related technology, including interfacing with engineers, portfolio development, preparation of SEPs, claiming strategies, and prosecution in the U.S. and other countries. Part III examines licensing and litigation issues for patents and standards, including FRAND licensing, antitrust issues, and litigation forum selection and remedies. Contributing authors provide their perspectives on the key issues in this complicated and contentious area, and offer practical guidance, charts, tables, timelines, practice tips, and more., Co-Author (Authored Chapter 6), Patents and Standards: Practice, Policy, and Enforcement, AIPLA and Bloomberg Law, Patent Law, 2018

Industry Groups

  • 3D Printing
  • Banking
  • Medical Devices
  • Mobile Devices
  • Networking
  • Software
  • Telecommunications
  • Web Technologies
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Office Location for Ankur Garg

655 West Broadway
Suite 800
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-400-0463

Fax: 619-615-2082

Last Updated: 6/21/2022

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