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Partner - Alfonso Garcia Chan

Bank of America Plaza
901 Main Street, Suite 3300
Dallas, Texas 75202
214-593-9120 (Direct)
214-593-9110 (Firm)
214-593-9111 (Fax)


Alfonso Garcia Chan is a trial lawyer, experienced in litigating and licensing complex intellectual property cases on behalf of universities, research institutes, and technology companies. Alfonso focuses primarily on semiconductors and electronic technology-intensive matters. Alfonso maintains a very active international practice, which extends beyond the United States and encompasses China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and Europe. Alfonso also serves as an adjunct professor of law at Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law. Prior to practicing law, Alfonso was an officer in the United States Navy and nuclear propulsion engineer at Naval Reactors Headquarters. Alfonso spends his free time running ultramarathons across the United States, the Sahara desert, and Brazilian jungles.


J.D., magna cum laude, Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, Dallas, Texas, 1999
M.Eng., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Virginia, 1994
Graduate Certificate, Nuclear Engineering, Bettis Reactor Engineering School, 1992
B.S., cum laude, Materials Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1991


United States Supreme Court
Supreme Court of Texas
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
United States Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Achievements and Memberships

Professional Engineer, State of Texas
Professional Engineer, Commonwealth of Virginia
Recipient, Hatton W. Sumners Foundation Scholarship
Technology Editor, SMU Law Review Association
Member, Order of the Coif
Director, SMU Law Moot Court Board
Recipient, U.S. Naval ROTC Scholarship
Member and Former President, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, New York Gamma
Member, Alpha Sigma Mu Engineering Honor Society
Member, White Key Society


Member, American Bar Association
Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
Fellow, Dallas Bar Association Foundation
Member, Dallas Bar Association
Member and Former Director, Dallas Asian American Bar Association
Member, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Member, Federal Circuit Bar Association
Member, Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Member, ASM International
Alumni Board Member, Nolan Catholic High School, Fort Worth, Texas
Board Member and Life Member, Navy League of the United States, Dallas Council


Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters
Top Young Lawyer in Texas, Texas Monthly Magazine

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901 Main St, Suite 3300 Dallas, Texas 75202
Phone: 214-593-9110 Fax: 214-593-9111