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I never planned on being a lawyer or an engineer for that matter.  Out of High School, I joined the Air Force to seek adventure and found a good bit of it as a Pararescue candidate.  Pararecuemen or PJs are USAF Special Forces combat paramedics, which like the SEALS operate in the SEA, Air and Land. During wartime, PJs may be sent over enemy lines to parachute in or via helicopter to recue downed pilots.  During peacetime, PJs perform all forms of civilian air, sea and mountain rescue operations.  Although I successfully completed the grueling Pararescue Indoctrination training and Army Airborne training, the stars were not aligned for me and I eventually washed out of the program during Army Special Forces Scuba School training and partly due to a medical injury.  However, the lessons learned in the military and especially through the PJ training forged my never quit and always give 110% character for the rest of my life.


After a short military career, I decided to become an electrical engineer and eventually a patent attorney. I always say that I am an engineer first and an attorney second and this is due to my long career as an electrical engineer working in the industry on everything from missiles, to fighter aircraft, to state-of-the-art signal processing technologies.  It took me a long time to admit that I am Geek, but as a summer associate at Nixon Peabody once pointed out -- you can’t spell beer without a double e! 


I have many hobbies including martial arts, and I am currently studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) with my sons Andi and Alex, ages 7 and 10.  I love animals and our family also includes our cat Nelly and our Belgian Malinois puppy Max.  I am a big video gamer and build my own custom gaming systems and always stay up to date with the latest games and gaming technologies.  One game I especially like, Crysis has the most advanced gaming engine I have seen to date and can render virtual worlds with photorealism and real world physics that is second to none. 


I am a dedicated family man, passionate about my work, and although I make myself available to my clients 24/7, my family always has and will always come first.  My wife Barbara (or my better 3/4s as I call her) also is a practicing attorney at my firm and has a law degree from Germany and a PhD in law from the George Washington University. Needless to say, Barbara is the cornerstone of our family and I would not be complete or successful without her.


In closing and as in all of my e-mail signature lines--“as always please feel free to contact me at any time.”







Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 80%
    21 years, 1.3 thousand cases
  2. Litigation: 10%
    21 years, 10 cases
  3. Trademark Application: 10%
    21 years, 130 cases



Hourly ($400-450/hour), Retainer (sometimes)

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Cash, Check

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The Villamar Firm PLLC

3424 Washington Drive
Falls Church, VA, 22041

Suite 500
7918 Jones Branch Drive
Mclean, VA, 22102



DCActive 200607/05/2016
VAAuthorized to practice law199903/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Registered Patent AttorneyUSPTO1999
Registered Patent AgentUSPTO1998
California Real Estate LicenseCalifornia Department of Real Estate1993
Hughes Aircraft HIEC Outstanding Performance AwardHughes Aircraft Company, El Segundo1993
NAUI Basic Scuba CertificationNAUI1993
Hughes Masters Fellowship ProgramHughes Aircraft Company, El Segundo CA1989
General Dynamics Engineering FellowshipGeneral Dynamics, Pomona Division1986
Army Airborne TrainingUS Army1978
Para-Rescue Indoctrination TrainingUS Air Force1978
Black Belt First DegreeRon Hill's Karate School1976
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
FounderThe Villamar Firm PLLC2010 - Present
PartnerRoberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole2007 - 2010
Senior AssociateNixon Peabody LLP2003 - 2007
Of CounselDitthavong & Carlson, P.C.2001 - 2003
Senior AssociateOblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.1996 - 2001
Patent ExaminerUnited States Patent and Trademark Office1995 - 1996
Electrical EngineerKurtis & Associates, P.C.1994 - 1995
Electrical EngineerHughes Aircraft Company1990 - 1994
Electrical EngineerGeneral Dynamics, Pomona Division1986 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Circuit Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2005 - 2008
Federal Circuit Bar AssociationCommittee Chair2000 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Eaton v. EvansPTO Board decision vacated and remanded
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Publication nameTitleDate
OnlineInside the USPTO-A Guide to the Patenting Process2008
Tech Valley TimesMissing the boat on IP protection2006
The Society for Computer Simulation InternationalPerformance of a Backpropagation Neural Network in Diagnostic Rhyme Test Word Recognition1998
California State University Long Beach, Master's ThesisPerformance of a Backpropagation Neural Network in Diagnostic Rhyme Test Word Recognition1992
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
California State University, Long BeachElectrical EngineeringMSEE1992
California State Polytechnic University, PomonaElectrical EngineeringOther - Bachelors1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
International Bar Association Annual ConferenceReal IP in a virtual world: IP issues arising out of virtual characters and scenes in online video games2007
Federal Circuit Association Bench and Bar ConferenceLegal Issues with Respect to Video Gaming Technologies2005
Business Methods Partnership MeetingBusiness Methods Patent Prosecution and Strategies2005