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About Todd

Todd Garcia, Ph.D., is the managing principal of the Boston office of Fish & Richardson P.C. Dr. Garcia’s practice emphasizes patent prosecution and counseling, opinion work, due diligence studies, and development and management of patent portfolios.

Technical areas of Dr. Garcia’s prosecution and opinion work include medical and diagnostic devices and all areas of biotechnology (such as immunology, cell and molecular biology, virology, bacteriology and biochemistry). Specific examples include antibodies and antibody engineering; therapeutic gases; human and veterinary vaccines; recombinant nucleic acids and proteins; methods of treating human and animal diseases; gene therapies; pesticides and herbicides; screening and diagnostic assays; transgenic plants, animals and cell lines; biomarkers; pharmaceuticals; diagnostic agents; blood analysis equipment; laser capture microdissection equipment; food processing techniques and compositions; biofuel technologies; stents and balloon angioplasty devices; implantable devices; dental devices; prosthetics; and injection devices.

Dr. Garcia has previous experience as a legal extern for Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has research experience as a research and teaching assistant at the University of Rhode Island where he performed bacteriology research, and as a research assistant with American Cyanamid, Lederle Laboratories in Pearl River, New York, doing DTP vaccine research and production. Dr. Garcia also served as a research assistant for the U.S. Department of Agriculture at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center in New York doing foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) research.

  • Frequent moderator and speaker for Consero IP Forum for Life Sciences
  • Frequent moderator and speaker for Fish & Richardson’s Boston Seminar Series
  • Best Lawyers in America, Patent Law (2022)
  • Named “Life Sciences Star” by LMG Life Sciences (2017-2021)
  • Named a “Leading Patent Professional” by IAM Patent 1000 (2021)
  • Named one of the “Latino Leaders Worth Watching” by Profiles in Diversity Journal (2021)
  • Leader, Fish & Richardson Hispanic/Latino Affinity Group
  • Named “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property (2013-2020)
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow; Program Facilitator in the LCLD Pathfinder Program (2013)
  • Selected to Super Lawyers Massachusetts Rising Stars (2009)
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Education

J.D., Franklin Pierce Law Center (2001)


Ph.D., Microbiology, University of Rhode Island (1999)


M.S., Microbiology, University of Rhode Island (1995)


B.S., Microbiology with minor in Chemistry, University of Rhode Island (1993)

Admissions
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2003
  • Massachusetts 2001
Memberships & Affiliations

Board of Directors, Greater Boston Legal Services

Member, Boston Patent Law Association

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October 5, 2021
LMG Life Sciences Awards Top Rankings to Fish & Richardson; 13 Principals Named 2021 “Life Sciences Stars”
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August 19, 2021
Fish Attorneys Recognized in 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America
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July 7, 2021
Fish & Richardson Receives Top Rankings in 2021 Edition of IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals
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March 24, 2021
Profiles in Diversity Journal Names Todd Garcia a 2021 “Latino Leader Worth Watching”
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September 29, 2020
Fish & Richardson Receives Top Firm Rankings and 14 Principals Named 2020 “Life Sciences Stars” by LMG Life Sciences
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August 4, 2020
32 Fish & Richardson Attorneys Named 2020 “IP Stars” by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine
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December 8th, 2019 | 1:00 pm PST
Consero IP Forum for Life Sciences
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October 2, 2019
Fish & Richardson Receives Top Firm Rankings from LMG Life Sciences in Four Practice Areas
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May 22, 2019
Fish & Richardson Announces 32 Attorneys Named “IP Stars” by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine
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December 2nd, 2018 | 1:00 pm PST
Consero: IP Forum for Life Sciences
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September 27, 2018
Fish & Richardson Announces 13 Principals Named 2018 “Life Sciences Stars” by LMG Life Sciences
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May 21, 2018
Fish & Richardson Announces 39 Attorneys Named “IP Stars” by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine
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