René A. Vazquez

18326 Buccaneer Terrace
Leesburg, VA 20176
Phone: 571-206-1375
Fax: 205-327-9114
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"In my experience, the biggest contributing factor to a client’s stress and anxiety is a lack of knowledge and understanding about their rights and the process involved in protecting those rights. One of the first things that I do when I meet with a client for the first time is give them an easy to understand “primer” on intellectual property law. I have found that once a client has a basic understanding of the laws and the rationale behind those laws, their anxiety goes down and they become much more engaged in the process."

~René A. Vazquez

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René is Of Counsel at Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC and has close to twenty years of experience advising clients on intellectual property matters, particularly in the areas of patent prosecution, patent licensing and patent litigation. His practice at Heninger Garrison Davis focuses on patent litigation. René has represented clients in a broad spectrum of technological fields, including medical devices, physiological simulation devices and methods, bioreactor systems, quantum entanglement, electro-optics, telecommunications, imaging systems, computer software, networking systems, and others. René also has extensive experience assisting early stage/start-up companies in the development of their intellectual property portfolios and in the formulation of strategies for leveraging intellectual property assets. Prior to starting his legal career, René accumulated seven years of industry experience in nonlinear optics, including material studies of photorefractive, organic and Kerr nonlinear media, while employed as a Senior Technical Associate at Rockwell International Science Center (now Teledyne Scientific and Imaging). During an internship at Los Alamos National Laboratory, René developed computer codes for plasma simulations. He is also a co-inventor of a patented system for achieving polarization independent energy exchange between optical beams (U.S. Patent No. 5,170,268), and is the co-author of five peer reviewed scientific articles in the area of nonlinear optics. René attended the U.S. Air Force Academy from 1982 to 1983, and graduated in 1986 from Millsaps College in Jackson, MS with a B.S. in Physics. In 1995, René earned his J.D. from Whittier College School of Law. While in law school, René served as Lead Articles Editor for the Whittier Law Review.

Practice Areas


  • Admitted to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office
  • Virginia State bar
  • Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


  • Whittier College School of Law (J.D., 1995)
  • Millsaps College (B.S., 1986)
  • United States Air Force Academy (attended 1982-1983)

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

Virginia Bar Association

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