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Our team of intellectual property lawyers leverages its technical and industry knowledge to file, prepare, prosecute and enforce patents and protect the core interests of our U.S. and international clients’ businesses. Our established practitioners navigate the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) process as advocates and regularly collaborate with intellectual property and general practice firms across the world for managing and enforcing our clients’ intellectual assets abroad. Our team includes numerous former USPTO examiners, who bring a detailed understanding of the prosecution process and its challenges. We have experience with all post-issuance proceedings: inter partes review, post-grant review, and covered business methods We also handle appeals before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). 


Recent Notable Matters

Baker Hughes prepare and prosecute patent applications before the USPTO, while also providing direction to foreign patent counsel who handle matters overseas; prepare opinions including patent infringement, freedom to operate, patentability and patent validity and serve as IP counsel for litigation matters

NRG Energy on patentability, freedom to operate and non-infringement issues related to various concepts and prosecuted patent applications for the NRG Go Portable Power system

Tetra Technologies advisor for the strategic development of the company’s core technology portfolio, prepare and prosecute patent applications and the enforcement of trade secrets

BJ Services Company advise on a high-volume of trademark clearance and prosecution related matters as the company develops and launches a multitude of new products in the US and Canada

San Antonio Shoe, Inc. global trademark counselling, prosecution and enforcement matters as well as file patents for new products in the retail apparel sector

International oil & gas company filing inter parte review (IPR) petitions with the USPTO, challenging the validity of numerous claims in competitor’s patents and successfully obtaining institution of all asserted claims in the IPR petitions by the USPTO

Texas Biomedical Research Institute structuring and facilitating technology agreements and transactions, as well as patent applications as their scientists and researchers target advances in the fight against a host of other infectious diseases





Privileged Communications in Patent Law

May 18, 2017

This presentation discusses attorney-client privilege for patent documents, global attorney client privilege issues, and the privilege from the “common-interest” doctrine. Most companies have a global portfolio of intellectual property in the form of patents, copyrights, and trademarks that are secured and maintained in different...

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