About Us

Eric Hanscom - Managing Attorney & Drone Pilot


As an intellectual property attorney for the last 20 years,  Eric has successfully filed and prosecuted thousands of patents, trademarks and copyrights for his clients in more than 50 countries. 

Eric founded the Law Offices of Eric Hanscom in 1995 as a sole practitioner.  Before beginning his own practice Eric utilized his science background and law degree to gain experience in multiple facets of patent, trademark and copyright law and the application of those property rights.    

Education:   University of California  Hastings College of Law - Juris Doctor May 1985

Awarded Chief Managing Editor of Hastings International and Comparative Law Review 

University of California Santa Barbara B. S Aquatic Biology 1981

B.S., Environmental Studies 1981

High Honors in both majors


Environmental Advocate: Accompanying his love for the ocean, environmental activism has always been a part of Eric’s life, from an internship with the Environmental Defense Center in Santa Barbara, to the Sea Turtle Project in Bahia De Los Angeles in Baja, to his current work as a volunteer helping with English translation of signs for Thailand’s National Park System and his Thailand Lands Project.

Family: Eric and his wife Intion currently reside in Carlsbad with their amazing son Martin.  

From An Inventor's Perspective


  Eric has not only filed applications advocating his clients marks and inventions, he has also tapped into his own imagination and ingenuity in his passion for the Drone Industry.   As a holder of several different patents, Eric brings a unique perspective to all the intellectual property that he handles. In other words, Eric understands what it is like to be an inventor. While many law firms are without a single patent attorney with an invention to his or her name,.

Eric is listed as an inventor on 5 separate patents. 

US PATENT 7411504 - Motion Koi Pond Predator Deterrent System

US PATENT D732129 - Paddle Retaining Block   

US PATENT 9394038 - Paddle Retainer For Stand-up Paddle Boards

US PATENT D805425 - Drone Shaped Tie Tack

US PATENT 755703 - Tri-blade Drone Propeller

***All Photos on this website are the work of Eric himself.  He is an avid Drone Pilot  and integrates this work into his creative intellectual property profession.

Our Practice

Practice Areas


We are an intellectual property law firm that believes that the quality of our people and the results we obtain speak for themselves. 

While continuing to provide face to face interaction and attention to our clients' needs. We have chosen to integrate a virtual office into our practice.  It opens up yet another way we may serve our clients in the states and abroad.  

Your Ideas Need Protection

Patent and Trademark registration is your best protection from infringement. If you have created a new idea you feel may need a patent, or you have a unique symbol or trademark which identifies your product and consider it valuable - nurture and protect it!


 Our administrative executive and office manager Dina M. Dennis, resides in Carlsbad.  She has worked with the firm since 2011.   

She handles all administrative tasks and will get you in motion with working with our firm. Dina will directly assist you with the services that you need. She can be reached at dina@iciplaw.com