I am an Intellectual Property attorney practicing in Austin Texas. The most important thing that potential clients should know about me, is that I really enjoy what I do. I enjoy helping clients use their intellectual property to improve their business and achieve their goals. I'm happy to be working as a solo because I can put my clients interests and needs first. My years of experience let me be extremely efficient and because I have low overhead I can charge significantly less than an attorney of similar experience at a large firm.
My clerkships were the two most important jobs I have ever had. Both Judge Gajarsa and Judge Andewalt were patent attorneys before patent law became "cool." They both understood how important technology and innovation is to our economy. The reason why I love the law comes from the early training I received from my judges.
I am looking for clients who have as much enthusiasm for their own businesses as I have for my practice!
Licensed since 1996
Hourly ($100-200/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2002||08/25/2015|
|CA||Not eligible to practice law (Not Entitled)||2000||08/18/2015|
|IL||Not Authorized To Practice Law - Not Currently Registered,Has Not Demonstrated Required MCLE Compliance||1996||08/17/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Nathan Burkan Memorial Competion||ASCAP||1996|
|Hon. William C. Conner Writing Prize||New York Intellectual Property Law Association||1995|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Austin Intellectual Property Law Association||Chair of Amicus Committee||2010 - Present|
|University of Texas School of Law||Coach of Giles S. Rich Moot Court Team||2003 - 2010|
|Cornell University||cum laude||Law||1996|
|Washington University in St. Louis||Philosophy||MA - Masters||1993|
|Lawrence University||Philosophy||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1991|
|Austin Intellectual Property Law Association||The Impact of Bilski v. Kappos on Prosecution and Litigation||2010|
|Austin Intellectual Property Law Association||The Use of Dictionaries at the Federal Circuit||2003|
|Austin Intellectual Property Law Association||Symbol Technologies and the Doctrine of Prosecution Laches||2002|
|Advanced Patent Law Institute||Symbol Technologies and the Doctrine of Prosecution Laches||2002|