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Garth Vivier
Areas of Practice
  • Electrical & Computers
  • Mechanical & Electromechanical
  • Software & E-Commerce
  • Medical Devices
IP Services
  • Acquisition Due Diligence
  • Freedom To Operate
  • Opinions
  • Patent Analytics
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Portfolio Management & Analysis
Bar Admissions & Associations
Past Experience

Garth Vivier is a registered patent attorney and principal of Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner. His experience extends to patent protection for electronic circuits, computer architecture, hard drives, software, communications networks, digital audio, and business methods as well as patent portfolio development and management, IP due diligence, product clearance, and validity and infringement analysis and opinions. Garth’s experience also extends to international patent protection particularly via the European Patent Office (EPO) and the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). Prior to joining Schwegman, Garth was a partner at a large California patent prosecution law firm and has practiced in the field of patent law since 1992 prosecuting patents in most major countries around the globe. Before entering the patent profession, Garth worked as an engineer designing missile guidance systems.


University of Cape Town Faculty of Law
Cape Town, South Africa, 1991
Bachelor of Laws (J.D. equivalent)

University of Pretoria

South Africa, 1984
Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics)

University of South Africa

Bachelor of Commerce, 1995


Bar Admissions & Associations
Bar Admissions & Associations
Bar Admissions
South Africa

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

California State Bar Association
Past Experience
Past Experience

Kentron, Engineering Team Leader – Simulation and Control