Founder, Chief Patent Strategist & Value Creator
Fantastic IP Consulting was founded in 2011 by Eduardo Drake, with the sole focus of adding value to business ventures, by not only designing and building strategic patents and other legal instruments that seek to capture competitive advantage and preserve profit margins, but also counseling on IP risk management, due diligence, and licensing issues. Eduardo Drake brings a creative and enthusiastic perspective to his work, viewing his role as trusted advisor and advocate to include equal parts diamond cutter, executive coach, teacher, and entrepreneur.
Seasoned through 20 years of lawyering and five years of engineering, Eduardo has worked with information technologies, computer software, business methods, medical devices, and consumer products. He’s also enjoyed the good fortune of being recognized as a Super Lawyer in the discipline of Intellectual Property Law for 8 years. Eduardo is a former shareholder in the law firm of Schwegman, Lundberg, & Woessner. During his 13 years at Schwegman, Eduardo worked with, learned from, and advised the in-house patent counsel of marquee companies such as Intel, HP, Honeywell, General Electric, Thomson Reuters, Micron Technology, Cardiac Pacemakers (now Boston Scientific), Gateway, and Microsoft. The firm, during this time, also earned 15 top-ten national rankings for the quality of its patent work.
Before joining the legal profession, Eduardo worked as an engineer at General Electric Aerospace Electronics, designing radar systems and infrared-search-and-track systems. Eduardo earned his law degree at the University of Virginia in 1994.
In addition to his passion for law, technology, and business, Eduardo is the devoted father of tenth-grade twins Carson and Elaina Drake. He also enjoys yoga, live rock, jazz, and blues music, and is currently writing a book and watering the seeds of two startups.