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About Brad

Brad Chin, chair of Bracewell's IP Practice Group, is a registered patent attorney who counsels and represents clients concentrated in the energy and high-tech industries. Brad’s deep technical experience, industry and market knowledge, and background as a chemical engineer equip him to counsel clients in managing IP portfolios and strategic business relationships. His practice focuses on assisting clients with patent and trademark procurement and enforcement, licensing and technology transfer, invalidity, non-infringement, and freedom-to-operate opinions, post-grant review proceedings (IPRs, PGRs, and CBMs), IP DFARS/FARS government contracting compliance, and corporate due diligence. Brad prosecutes patents in the chemical, electrical and mechanical arts for U.S. and international (China, Japan, Korea and Middle East) clients, particularly in the areas of oil and gas drilling equipment, chemical processing, telecommunications, automotive, robotics, consumer electronics, OLED and plasma displays, semiconductors, energy storage, renewable energy, clean technology, catalytic filtration systems, coatings, food products, medical devices, nanotechnology, electronic health care systems and treatments and life sciences. Brad also represents clients in intellectual property litigation matters before state and federal courts.

Prior to entering private practice, Brad served as a patent examiner for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and as an intellectual property manager and counsel at Raytheon Company. Prior to entering the legal profession, he served in the role of technology licensing manager for the Technology Licensing Office at Texas A&M University and a multi-disciplined process engineer at Raytheon Company, where he designed and manufactured missile systems. Brad is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt specialist. He has also completed graduate level courses in electrical engineering at The Johns Hopkins University.


Recent Notable Matters

K-TEC, Inc. v. Vita-Mix-Corp. — patent infringement appeal, Fed. Cir.; consumer products

Antor Media Corporation v. Nokia, et al. — patent infringement, E.D. Texas; file-sharing technology

Publications and Speeches

"Protecting Your IP Rights in China: Texas Perspective Roundtable," AUTM Annual Meeting, February 13, 2019

"Inter Partes Review Changes How Patent Cases Are Appealed," Texas Lawyer, May 16, 2018.

“Proactive Protection of Intellectual Property in the United States,” Asamura Patent Office Intellectual Property Seminar, Tokyo, Japan, April 2017.

“Proactive Protection of Intellectual Property in the United States,” Jiaquan IP Firm Intellectual Property Seminar, Guangzhou, China, April 2017.

“Got the memo?” IP Magazine, February 2017.

“The Mayo/Alice Framework Holds Strong,” IP Magazine, October 3, 2016.

“Federal Circuit Goes Enfish-ing for Software Patent Eligibility,” IP Magazine, July/August 2016.

“Dangerous Waters in the Safe Harbour,” IP Magazine, February 2016.

"Differing IP Enforcement on Three Continents," Today's General Counsel, December 2015.

“Protecting Intellectual Property in the United States,” Asamura Patent Office Intellectual Property Seminar, Tokyo, Japan, November 2015.

"Effective IP Enforcement Is Taking Shape In China," Law360, October 2015.

“Protecting IPR in China,” Asian Oil & Gas, August 7, 2015.

"Proactive Protection of Intellectual Property in China," Houston Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) IP Section, April 2015.



Franklin Pierce Law Center,
LL.M., Intellectual Property
Franklin Pierce Law Center,
Texas A&M University,
B.S., Chemical Engineering

Bar Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
*Texas (Pending)
*District of Columbia (Pending)


Six Sigma Specialist


American Bar Association
Intellectual Property Section
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Elected Fellow, 2022; Online Programs Committee, Chair, 2011 - 2013; AIPLA 360 Review - Local Outreach Working Group, Chair; IP Practice in China Committee
Asian American Bar Association of Houston
Board of Directors, 2014 - 2016
Houston Intellectual Property Law Association
Board of Directors, 2017 - 2019
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Intellectual Property Owners
Asian Practice Committee
Licensing Executive Society
Maryland State Bar Association
Intellectual Property Section Council, 2008 - 2011
SIPO/US-Bar Liaison Council
Vice-Chair, 2016 - 2018; Secretary, 2013 - 2015; HIPLA Representative, 2012
EPO/ US-Bar Liaison Council
HIPLA Representative
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Family Alliance
Board Member, 2016 - 2019



The Mayo/Alice framework holds strong





The Legal 500 United States
Intellectual Property: Patents: Prosecution (Including Re-Examination and Post-Grant Proceedings), 2021 - 2022
Globe Business Publishing Ltd.
IAM Patent 1000
2020 - 2023
Law Business Research Ltd.
IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Managing Intellectual Property
IP Star (United States), 2022 - 2023
Lawdragon, Inc.
Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America
IP Litigation, esp. Patent, 2023 - 2024