Partner practicing primarily in intellectual property law and commercial litigation. Extensive experience in all phases of litigation from preliminary injunction proceedings through jury trials, involving claims of patent, copyright and trademark infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract and class actions. Experience includes multiple jury trials, appellate arguments before Federal Circuit and Fifth Circuit courts of appeals, district court arguments at Markman and Daubert hearings and representation of clients at mediation and arbitration. Experience also includes representing clients in inter partes review proceedings and arguments before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Experience also includes the transactional aspects of intellectual property law including preparation and prosecution of U.S. and PCT patent applications, trademark applications, intellectual property licensing, drafting of legal opinions regarding patent validity and non-infringement, trademark oppositions and cancellation proceedings.
- Licensed to practice law in Texas Licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
- J.D., South Texas College of Law, 1994 – Top 15% of class – Order of the Lytae – American Jurisprudence Award – Dean’s List
- B.S., Texas Tech University, Electrical Engineering, 1985
- Houston Intellectual Property Association Houston Bar Association