Clients value Rolando’s deep technical understanding and engineering background along with his prior in-house legal experience to formulate sound strategies aligned with their specific intellectual property issues. He has significant experience in developing, strengthening, and managing his clients’ patent portfolios to maximize their commercial value. Rolando’s clients include emerging and multinational Fortune 500 companies.
Rolando's practice focuses on patent procurement, patent diligence, and patent litigation support across a wide array of technologies. Rolando counsels clients in the fields of wireless communications, artificial intelligence, millimeter wave radio frequency, antenna technologies, digital and analog circuits, semiconductor circuits and fabrication, electronic commerce systems, and software applications. He also has extensive experience in the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications, patent portfolio analyses and management, patent due diligence, and freedom-to-operate analyses.
Rolando also works closely with patent litigators to formulate strategies for infringement contentions, validity/invalidity contentions, and claim construction positions. He actively supports the patent litigators in pre-litigation diligence matters to vet the strength of patents and patent portfolios. He also has experience working with clients on technology transaction matters, including counseling clients on licenses, and collaborations for development and commercialization.
Prior to joining ArentFox Schiff, Rolando was a patent attorney at a national law firm. Before that, he was an in-house patent counsel at a VC-backed technology startup company developing technologies for advancing autonomous driving. Rolando was responsible for procuring and managing the company’s patent portfolio and counseling the company’s stakeholders with respect to legal and business issues. Prior to attending law school, Rolando worked at a large aerospace defense contractor in the design and verification of digital design circuits for military SATCOM systems.
- Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association
- Orange County Intellectual Property Law Association
- Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- Intellectual Property, California Lawyers Association
Rolando has been recognized as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Southern California.
Bar & Court Admissions
- California Bar
- US Patent and Trademark Office Bar
- US District Court, Central District of California
- US Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
- US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Southwestern University School of Law, JD, 2011University of Southern California, MS, Electrical Engineering, 2005University of California, Irvine, BS, Electrical Engineering, 2001