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.
Six Sigma Specialist