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Hector A. Agdeppa



  • J.D., American University, 2005
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1995
  • California
  • Illinois
  • United States Patent & Trademark Office
Thought Leadership


Hector Agdeppa is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm's San Diego (Del Mar) office. 

Areas of Practice

Hector specializes in patent application drafting and prosecution in the electrical, mechanical, and computer software arts, and is well-versed in the management and monetization of patent portfolios. He is also experienced in inter partes review proceedings, tech transfer and licensing, IP due diligence, opinion/freedom to operate assessments, and provides patent litigation support for a variety of clients, large and small, covering a broad range of industries.

His technical experience encompasses wireless communications and data networking/network management, optical networking, multimedia delivery and video coding (including HEVC and HDR/WCG content), LCD, LED, and PDP displays, AR/VR headsets, blockchain technologies, data analytics, artificial intelligence and deep/machine learning, enterprise SaaS, edge security, photonics, and automotive technologies (included connected car and autonomous driving).

Previously, Hector was an associate at both a boutique intellectual property law firm, and a large, national general practice law firm. He also worked as a patent examiner for over 5 years with the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) where he specialized in examining patent applications relating to telecommunications and data networking, computer-telephony integration and terminal equipment and structures.

Prior to Hector’s law firm and USPTO experience, he worked as a software test engineer for Motorola, Inc. and as a validation engineer for Abbott Laboratories and the Sverdrup Facilities Group.

Thought Leadership

Speaking Engagements

  • Regular presenter at the Founder Institute for startups



  • Member, Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego (FALSD)
  • Member, Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego (PALSD)
  • Member, Intellectual Property Owners Association; Member, U.S. Post-Grant Patent Office Practice Committee