Practice Areas

Patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing, and related intellectual property counseling


Mr. Pearce counsels clients on intellectual property matters related to interactive entertainment, virtual reality, mobile gaming, social networking, digital video systems, satellite systems, multi-function printing devices and consumer products ranging from hand-held spray bottles to mobile phone cases. Mr. Pearce has counseled industry-leading interactive entertainment and virtual reality companies in addition to industry-disrupting startups in fields as diverse as Internet marketing and cosmetics.

His experience includes litigation, patent prosecution, trademark prosecution, licensing, technology transactions and adversarial proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He received his computer science and business degree, master of business administration, and law degree from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.

Professional Involvement

Mr. Pearce has been a member of the International Game Developers Association since 2004.

He acts as a mentor to incoming law students under the Pepperdine University School of Law preceptor program.

He is an active participant in Nathaniel’s Hope – Buddy Break, which provides companionship to special needs children once per month in a fun, interactive, group environment.

Speaking Engagements

So You Want to Start a Game Company? – Indiecade IndieXchange, Los Angeles, California (October 22, 2015)
U.S. IP Rights in the Games Industry – Gamescom Congress, Cologne, Germany (August 6, 2015)
IP and Business Formation in the Game Space – University of Southern California Game Scholars Program, Los Angeles, California (June 9, 2015)
Protecting Your Game Using IP – Indiecade IndieXchange, Los Angeles, California (October 9, 2014)

Admitted to the Bar

United States Court for the Central District of California
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Pepperdine University, B.S. Computer Science / Business, 2002
Pepperdine University, MBA, 2005
Pepperdine University, J.D., 2006