Karich & Associates is rated both a “Top Patent Firm”

and a “Top Trademark Firm” by Intellectual Property Today magazine.

Karich and Associates is an experienced and efficient boutique patent firm that practices exclusively in the field of patent and trademark law. Our clients are so satisfied that over 90% of our work comes from referrals and repeat business! We have low overhead, no senior partnership to support, and every member of our team has 10-15 years of experience in their field. We are responsive to our client’s needs, and can make filings quickly, a critical factor given today’s new first-to-file priority system. We can also obtain expedited review of your patent application in the Patent Office, achieving a response in 8-10 months (rather than the typical 2-3 years).

We have prepared hundreds of patents for a wide range of inventions, including consumer products (tools, home and garden, toys, etc.); construction tools and equipment; flight and automotive systems; software and business methods; medical devices; petrochemical engineering systems; and other mechanical devices, systems, and methods.

We have extensive International experience, and assist our clients in obtaining patent protection in many foreign countries, including Europe, Canada, Mexico, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Israel, India, Russia, and others. We can assist you in developing an International protection strategy to protect your invention throughout the world.

We have helped launch a wide range of successful start up ventures, raising funding via angel investors, technology incubators, and government grants. Successfully funded ventures including M-Biotech, Inc. (implantable glucose biosensors); Medhad, LLC (medical sensor devices used in physical rehabilitation); D4 Media, Inc. (media software); The Internet Toolbox Corporation (consumer internet software and training); Hollywood Prescription, Inc. (fashion and internet sales software); Movement, LLC (custom motorcycle wheels), and many others.

Eric Karich

Managing Partner, Registered Patent Attorney


  • J.D. Boston University School of Law (1996)
  • B.S., University of California – San Diego (1993)

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Kelly Iwersen

Intellectual Property Paralegal


  • University of Alabama, BA English (1983)
  • University of Tulsa, ABA Paralegal Certificate (2002)

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Dave Ruiz

Patent Draftsman


  • Platt College, AA Degree in Graphic Design (1996)

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Irvine, CA 92606
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