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Our boutique law firm maintains a high level of competency and expertise in the areas of patent litigation, patent portfolio monetization and licensing, commercial litigation, class actions, and business services. We represent representative classes of individuals who have suffered the same harm caused by a single entity otherwise known as class actions. We represent businesses seeking to extract value from their Intellectual Property via litigation, a licensing program or other means. We also represent and counsel start-up and more established corporations in developing their ideas, protecting their ideas, manufacturing and marketing their ideas, and defending them against any law suits filed against them. We help businesses collect on their accounts receivables, draft and negotiate employment and non-compete agreements, operating agreements, and other contracts, drafting yearly state tax filings, formation of business entities and other legal matters throughout the life cycle of a business.

AUSTIN HANSLEY - Owner/Attorney

Austin Hansley is the Owner of Austin Hansley P.L.L.C. His practice focuses on patent litigation, patent portfolio monetization and licensing, commercial litigation and business services.

Representative Matters

  • Litigated various patent actions involving computer hardware and software, consumer electronics, and network & wireless communications technologies.

  • Analyzed complex patent portfolios and provided counseling regarding portfolio development, assertion and licensing strategies.

  • Analyzed, drafted, negotiated and provided counseling regarding patent licenses and other IP agreements.

  • Represented, and counseled start-up companies by helping develop their idea, to manufacturing their product and putting it on the market.

Non Law Related Experience

  • Austin worked as an electrical engineer for L-3 Communications, the 8th largest defense contractor in the world, where he helped design military aircraft systems.

  • Austin worked as an engineer for the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, where he helped develop and implement regulations for nuclear power plants in the United States.

  • Austin taught at the college and highschool level various subjects including Physics, Chemistry, Calculus, and Finance.


  • Juris Doctor, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, Cum Laude.

  • Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, University of Texas Arlington.

  • Texas Academy of Math and Science.



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Practice areas


  1. Patent Infringement: 95%
    4 years, 700 cases
  2. Litigation: 4%
    4 years, 10 cases
  3. Class Action: 1%
    2 years, 1 case



Hourly ($300/hour), contingent (1-100%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (120 minutes), Pro bono (1%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Austin. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

5050 Quorum Dr Ste 700
Dallas, TX, 75254-1410


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 201210/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
College ScholarshipTexas Academy of Math & Science1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/OwnerAustin Hansley PLLC2012 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
University of Texas System, ArlingtonElectrical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science2004
Texas Academy of Math & ScienceBiology/Pre-Med Track60 Hours College Credit + HS Diploma2000