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About Albert

With more than 40 years as an intellectual property lawyer, Albert Kimball has been a cornerstone of Bracewell's IP offering, helping to mentor and develop many of the firm's current IP partners and associates.

He maintains an active practice counseling U.S. and global clients in the acquisition and enforcement of IP rights, principally patents and trademarks. Due to the firm's core focus on energy and technology, Albert has deep experience in geophysical data analysis and processing, as well as, exploration and production, having prepared and obtained a significant number of patents in the oil and gas industry and also computer systems and data processing. He also maintains an active docket of trademarks for companies in the U.S. and other countries. 

Previously, Albert served as a patent examiner for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).


Recent Notable Matters

VAE Nortrak N. Am. Inc. Progress Rail Servs. Corp. — summary judgment of patent non-infringement

ReRoof Am. Inc. v. United Structures of Am. Inc. — jury verdict of non-infringement and invalidity of multiple patents; argued and obtained affirmance on appeal

Small technology company — favorable settlement of patent infringement complaint against major U.S. soft drink company

Internet companies — expert witness in cases against non-practicing entities

Publications and Speeches

“Ethics,” Nuts & Bolts of Intellectual Property Seminar, Houston Association of Legal Professionals, January 2012.



The George Washington University,
Master of Laws
The University of Texas at Austin,
The University of Texas at Austin,
B.S., Electrical Engineering

Bar Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Houston Intellectual Property Law Association
President, 2006 - 2007
International Trademark Association
Houston Intellectual Property Inn of Court
Member, Emeritus
Houston Bar Association
President, 1983 - 1984
State Bar of Texas
Board of Directors, 1985 - 1988
Houston Intellectual Property Inn of Court
Founding Member



The Best Lawyers in America Recognize 74 Bracewell Attorneys

August 15, 2016
Best Lawyers, Woodward White, Inc.

Texas Super Lawyers 2013 Recognizes Thirty-Nine Bracewell Attorneys

August 19, 2013
Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters



Chambers USA
Texas Intellectual Property, 2003 - 2017
The Legal 500 United States
Intellectual Property (IP): Patent Prosecution: Utility and Design Patents, 2011 - 2015; Intellectual Property, 2007
Newton Media Ltd
World IP Review
WIPR Leaders, 2017 - 2019
Woodward/White, Inc.
Best Lawyers
Patent Law, 2009 - 2021; Litigation - Patent, 2012 - 2021; Intellectual Property Law, 2011; Houston Lawyer of the Year, Patent Law, 2012
Thomson Reuters
Texas Super Lawyers
2004; 2006 - 2015
Thomson Reuters
Super Lawyers
Corporate Counsel Edition, 2008 - 2009
Internet Brands, Inc.
Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Rating