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Mr. Tsircou specializes in intellectual property matters, particularly in the area of patent law. He provides a broad range of client services in acquiring, maintaining, analyzing and enforcing intellectual property rights. He also advises clients on confrontations with the intellectual property rights of others.

Having experience across a broad array of technologies, Mr. Tsircou has worked in a variety of areas, such as unmanned aerial vehicles, space systems, software, data processing and encryption, wind turbine systems, interior components for commercial airlines, medical devices, microwave antenna systems, dialysis systems, business methods, sporting goods, toys and electronics, apparel, pet and baby products, packaging assemblies, and communication systems.

In addition, Mr. Tsircou has helped clients enforce their intellectual property rights and has defended charges of infringement. He has appeared on behalf of clients in U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to defend IP rights.

Prior to practicing law, Mr. Tsircou served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force where he had significant management, research and development responsibilities, particularly relating to satellites, other space systems and communication networks.

Between Mr. Tsircou’s professionalism, extensive research and communication skills, engineering background and expertise within the IP field, his clients are always satisfied with the above-board results they receive. As testament to the excellent work Mr. Tsircou consistently produces, Tsircou Intellectual Property Law works largely on a referral basis.

Mr. Tsircou has been chosen for “Who’s Who in America®” for being at the top of his field. Mr. Tsircou has also been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers®, Southern California Rising Stars, 2008-2010 Editions.

In an effort to contribute to his community, Mr. Tsircou is involved in a number of charitable organizations and also performs pro-bono work each year to satisfy his need to make a difference.

Mr. Tsircou is admitted to the California Bar, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and U.S.

Education: U.S. Air Force Academy, B.S. Astronautical Engineering
Loyola Law School, J.D.


Alex Robertson is a graduate of Pepperdine Law school where he focused on the intersection of law and technology. He has worked with a broad range of startups and entrepreneurs, helping people with imaginations protect and profit from their innovative ideas. Mr. Robertson specializes in intellectual property law, namely copyright and trademarks, in addition to business and corporate law. He has advised clients in all stages of business planning, successfully shepherding ideas from infancy through ultimately bringing them to market.
With a focus and passion for technology Mr. Robertson has experience in a wide variety of fields including software, 3D printing, medical device innovation, virtual reality, and emerging competitive sports. He has successfully helped clients both offensively and defensively assert their intellectual property rights in both Federal and State court.

Education: Pepperdine University/B.A. Political Science and Philosophy
Pepperdine Law school / J.D.


Jacob Panangat brings forth over 10 years of engineering experience, specializing in the oil industry, where his clients included the likes of ExxonMobil, Saudi Aramco, and BP. He built upon his chemical engineering background through exposure to roles that covered several engineering disciplines, including electrical and mechanical. Although he enjoyed applying problem solving skills towards an engineering design, he became drawn to patent law after working with several licensed technologies used by his clients.

Jacob obtained his J.D. from Loyola Law School, where he showed an aptitude in all facets of intellectual property by completing the Intellectual Property and Technology Concentration with Honors. He is admitted to the California Bar and U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, and is a registered patent attorney under the USPTO.

Education: University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada / BASc, Chemical Engineering

Loyola Law School, J.D.