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.